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'Cyborg' bacteria deliver green fuel source from sunlight

'Cyborg' bacteria deliver green fuel source from sunlight

Science
Scientists have created bacteria covered in tiny semiconductors that generate a potential fuel source from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water.The so-called "cyborg" bugs produce acetic acid, a chemical that can then be turned into fuel and plastic. In lab experiments, the bacteria proved much more efficient at harvesting sunlight than plants.The work was presented at the American Chemical Society meeting in Washington.Researchers have been attempting to artificially replicate photosynthesis for many years. Solar panel bugsIn nature, the green pigment chlorophyll is key to this process, helping plants to convert carbon dioxide and water, using sunlight, into oxygen and glucose.But despite the fact that it works, scientists say the process is relatively inefficient. This has also been a big ...
Yellen Fails To Deliver But Is The Dollar Dead?

Yellen Fails To Deliver But Is The Dollar Dead?

Finance
Shutterstock photoInvestors have been skeptical of the Fed's hawkishness in the days leading up to Janet Yellen's testimony and when she failed to sufficiently emphasize the improvements in the economy, the dollar U-turned as the bulls abandoned their trades quickly. USD/JPY dropped below 113 and EUR/USD rose to 1.1480.  However by the end of the North American trading session, USD/JPY moved back above 113 to settle above this key level and EUR/USD came off its highs after having dipped briefly below 1.14.  This leads investors to wonder if we've seen the end to the dollar's rally, at least for the time being.  To answer that question, we need to look at what Yellen said. In her prepared comments, she said additional gradual rate hikes will be needed over the next few years but rates won't