Planerite, Pseudomalachite, Minancos Mine, Barrancos, Barrancos, Beja District, Portugal. Fov 2.8 mm. White spheres of planerite on deep green pseudomalachite. Pseudomalachite show some alteration, some ‘spheres’ are partially dissolved. Pedro Alves’ Photo
The idea that plants make use of quantum physics to harvest light more efficiently has received a boost. Plants gather packets of light called photons, shuttling them deep into their cells where their energy is converted with extraordinary efficiency.