Article: "Quantum secrets of photosynthesis revealed"

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Just came across this article, seemed quite apropos to this forum!

Quantum secrets of photosynthesis revealed

"Through photosynthesis, green plants and cyanobacteria are able to transfer sunlight energy to molecular reaction centers for conversion into chemical energy with nearly 100-percent efficiency. Speed is the key - the transfer of the solar energy takes place almost instantaneously so little energy is wasted as heat. How photosynthesis achieves this near instantaneous energy transfer is a long-standing mystery that may have finally been solved."