Why can't we use the Sun's energy as effectively as bacteria can? The secret may be that the bacteria are using quantum physics to transmit energy. It's sort of like the bacteria have a method for keeping boxes of energy from falling off the truck during transport.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Boing Boing points out that some bacterium can convert 95% of the sunlight that hits them into energy. How? Possibly because of quantum physics: