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Inner workings of photosynthesis revealed by powerful new laser technique

Instant pictures showing how the sun's energy moves inside plants have been taken for the first time, according to researchers at Imperial College London (UK) and University College Dublin (Ireland).

The images unravel some of the inner workings of the most efficient solar energy process on earth -- photosynthesis. Inside a photosynthetic protein, the sun's energy is efficiently guided across the molecule to drive a chemical reaction that stores energy as food and takes in carbon dioxide.

Full story from Science Daily.