Researchers have been able to unlock one of nature's biggest secrets for producing renewable energy.

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have announced their successful creation of an artificial leaf that can create electrical energy from water.

MIT scientist Daniel Nocera and his colleagues formally presented their “artificial leaf” at the recent National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, where upon being submerged in a gallon of water, the leaf is said to be able to produce “enough electricity for a day in a house in a developing country.”

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