#1427: "Anything Plants Can Do We Can Do Better!"

Jan 25, 2018

Dr. Nathan Lewis
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When you think about alternative energy sources, one of the first things that comes to mind is solar energy. It’s not a new concept, and it’s becoming less expensive to set up and run. But industry and transportation still need liquid, chemical fuels. Can science figure out how to do what every green plant on Earth already can: convert sunlight into liquid, energy filled fuel?

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to a scientist who is trying to perfect Artificial Photosynthesis.

We’ll also talk about free speech on college and university campuses…and spend an Academic Minute in the polar vortex.