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Do bacteria help to get to Mars?

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The nanowire bacteria hybrid reactor will create heaps of things, including fuel

Man's eye has already reached Mars to stay. If settlements are to be established there, large quantities of raw materials have to be taken along to prepare everything from fuel to medicines. That sum is expensive. The ideal situation is to take with you something that will automatically reproduce itself when it reaches Mars. There is no limit to the weight of an airlift capsule! Hey, what work only on Mars? Chemists at the University of California and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered something that would work for Earthlings as well. If you know the work of this thing, your eyes will widen with surprise!


It is not wrong to say that the Nanovir Bacteria Hybrid Reactor, abbreviated as 'Biohybrid', is a strange version of a plant, as this reactor represents the intellect by mimicking the process of photosynthesis. This unique system also "dances" in exactly the same way that plants produce sugar and carbohydrates using carbon dioxide and water. Yes, by comparison, this reactor is more efficient than a plant at Dankeki Chot!


For the past eight years, Berkeley-based chemist Paidong Yang and his team have been developing a nanowire structure that can absorb carbon dioxide from the surrounding atmosphere and convert it into oxygen. In the end, the choice was made on silicone with a thickness of one hundredth of a human hair. Silicon, which seems to work as an electronic component, not only works as a solar cell, but can also be used as an antenna and a sensor. Yang will probably be the first person in the world to see nanowires as solar panels about 15 years ago! Second, if a colony is to be established on Mars, it must first have an adequate supply of oxygen. The biggest flaw is that carbon dioxide accounts for 4% of Mars' atmosphere. In addition to sunlight, water is another requirement for using a biohybrid reactor, which will be abundant in the form of ice in the polar regions of Mars or in the form of water underground, it has been almost proven.


Now the original thing. How does this reactor work? His math is very simple. Silicon nanowires absorb sunlight and pass it on to bacteria. These bacteria cause vomiting of acetate by releasing carbon dioxide into the stomach as a result of a chemical reaction! As the atmosphere clears, so do the organic building blocks, which are capable of producing a wide range of things, from fuels, plastics and medicine. The research team was stunned when the efficiency of the bacteria scurrying around in the "jungle" of nanowires was measured. This is because when absorbed sunlight is packaged in a parcel and sent to bacteria, solar energy is stored in two particles of carbon called acetate. We call this acetate acetic acid or vinegar in our home language. This acetate is the primary requirement for making a chain of organic things! In addition to this, if genetic engineering is added, bacteria or yeast can be used to make heaps of things that would be very useful to the human beings living on the earth, whether it is Mars or not. Also, what if you have to live on Mars? Yang is working in the laboratory on the same issue of how to ‘cook’ bulk meals for humans by preparing sugars and carbohydrates from sunlight and carbon dioxide like plants .....! In this way an Earth-like atmosphere can also be created on Mars and made habitable by man. The funny thing is that as soon as the name of Mars was mentioned, NASA's ears also shone and also gave a grant for the entire project. It is also decided that the smile will soon appear on many faces of the world when Yang says to Malki, "Let's see what kind of revolution is created after the experiment becomes practical ...".

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