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Old 08-14-2019, 11:51 AM
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Bingo.

NCSU is already researching artificial photosynthesis.
What do you mean by articial photosynthesis?
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:00 PM
 
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So, if those 2 farmers in a basement were Right-winged, does that make them incels living in Mom's basement?
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:05 PM
 
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What do you mean by articial photosynthesis?
"Artificial photosynthesis is a chemical process that biomimics the natural process of photosynthesis to convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates and oxygen."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_photosynthesis

Research has been going on for decades focused on solar cells and energy production.

My understanding is that some of the current research is focused on producing micro algae and ultimately food.
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:59 PM
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"Artificial photosynthesis is a chemical process that biomimics the natural process of photosynthesis to convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates and oxygen."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_photosynthesis

Research has been going on for decades focused on solar cells and energy production.

My understanding is that some of the current research is focused on producing micro algae and ultimately food.
Thanks, I hadn't heard that anyone was experimenting with this!

There's also chemosynthesis, which requires no light -
Deep Sea Creatures | Chemosynthesis
https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/facts/photochemo.html

What an interesting world we live in.

Unlocking one or both these processes could result in MANY more humans alive in the universe.

Not sure whether that's a good thing or a bad thing...
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:08 PM
 
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"Artificial photosynthesis is a chemical process that biomimics the natural process of photosynthesis to convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates and oxygen."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_photosynthesis

Research has been going on for decades focused on solar cells and energy production.

My understanding is that some of the current research is focused on producing micro algae and ultimately food.
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Thanks, I hadn't heard that anyone was experimenting with this!

There's also chemosynthesis, which requires no light -
Deep Sea Creatures | Chemosynthesis
https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/facts/photochemo.html

What an interesting world we live in.

Unlocking one or both these processes could result in MANY more humans alive in the universe.

Not sure whether that's a good thing or a bad thing...
there is a lot of really interesting work being done along these lines. here's another aspect.


Scientists Fix Photosynthetic Inefficiency, Boost Crop Yields 40 Percent

"Scientists have found a way to boost crop growth by as much as 40 percent by fixing a glitch in the photosynthesis process, according to a new study published in the journal Science. With current techniques to improve yields largely optimized — including using more pesticides, fertilizers, and irrigation — the scientists argue that the new findings offer a breakthrough way for farmers to feed more people on less land.

The yield-costing inefficiency lies within the process of photorespiration. Plants use the enzyme Rubisco and sunlight to turn carbon dioxide and water into sugars that fuel plant growth and yield. But Rubisco is unable to reliably distinguish between CO2 and oxygen, and will mistakenly grab oxygen 20 percent of the time, resulting in a plant-toxic compound that must be recycled through the process of photorespiration. This process, however, is uses energy and reduces photosynthetic efficiency – a key determinant of yield potential – of some of the planet’s most important crops by 20 to 50 percent.

Photorespiration typically goes through three compartments in a plant cell. Ort and his colleagues engineered a shortcut for the process that saves enough resources to boost plant growth by 40 percent. They tested the alternate route in replicated field studies of tobacco plants over a two year period because tobacco is hardy, an easy crop to genetically manipulate, and has bountiful seed production. The scientists are now testing the newly engineered pathway in soybean, cowpea, rice, potato, tomato, and eggplant."
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:44 PM
 
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Fascinating world.

I'd put my money on hydroponics, and such rather than any returning to small, sustainable farming.

But I wouldn't joke about it to a room filled with farmers.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:48 PM
 
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:36 PM
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Fascinating world.

I'd put my money on hydroponics, and such rather than any returning to small, sustainable farming.

But I wouldn't joke about it to a room filled with farmers.
Yeah, that was a bit, um, insensitive. For someone who is supposedly looking after their interests.

As usual, the most fascinating things are happening on the margins, and not in the mainstream.
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:55 PM
 
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Waldo kitty : "orange man good". Trust me, I'm an incel
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:57 PM
 
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