Friday, June 21, 2013

Quantum biology (2)

Another God, They thoughts bookmark  Plants seen doing quantum physics
The idea that plants make use of quantum physics to harvest light more efficiently has received a boost.

Plants gather packets of light called photons, shuttling them deep into their cells where their energy is converted with extraordinary efficiency.

A report in Science journal adds weight to the idea that an effect called a "coherence" helps determine the most efficient path for the photons.
BBC Science and technology reporter Jason Palmer 21 June, 2013

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