It was a glass of tap water with a thumb-sized strip of silicon floating in it. When he held the glass up to the light, the strip began to gently bubble. It seemed to be splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.

Could this mean that you could take any tub of water and with no more than a few cheap materials and a little light from the sun — produce two incredibly powerful fuels.

Turbo-charging photosynthesis through which plants and bacteria turn sunlight into food and energy shows example in an “artificial leaf” which could yield a vast commercial power source, scientists said.

Photosynthesis is “unfortunately not very efficient,” Anne Jones, assistant professor and biochemist at Arizona State University, told the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Vancouver this weekend.

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