Plant energy 植物能量

Could your garden be a source of green energy? Scientists use electricity from plants.

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Could your garden power your mobile phone?

Scientists at Cambridge University are investigating how plants can give us sustainable energy.

They do this by collecting electrons released naturally by plants and turning them into electricity. You can even create your own algae solar panel.

But a lot of work needs to be done to make the process more efficient.

詞彙

power (verb)  充電

investigating  調查研究

sustainable energy  可持續能源

electrons  電子

solar panel  太陽能電池板 

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你的花園能為你的手機充電嗎?

劍橋大學的科學家們正在調查研究看看如何讓植物給我們提供可持續能源。

他們採用的方法是收集植物自然釋放的電子然後將其轉換為電力。你甚至可以創造你自己的藻類太陽能電池板!

不過要使這一轉換過程變更為有效還需要做很多工作。

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power (verb) / investigating / sustainable energy / electrons / solar panel

1. A bus __________ by cow manure has set a land speed record for a regular bus by driving at 77mph.

Reading Buses’ “Bus Hound” was recorded doing a lap speed of 76.785mph (123.57 km/h) at Bedford’s Millbrook Proving Ground.

2. “If the __________, those tiny planets of the atomic systems, were induced to combine with the nuclei in the hydrogen the horsepower liberated would be 120 times greater still. There is no question among scientists that this gigantic source of energy exists. ”

3. Smoking could play a direct role in the development of schizophrenia and needs to be __________, researchers say.

4. “The Renaissance Dam project represents a source of development for the millions of Ethiopia’s citizens through producing green and __________, but for their brothers living on the banks of that very Nile in Egypt, and who approximately equal them in numbers, it represents a source of concern and worry,” he said.

5. His family watch television, his six children do their homework without candles. There is no need for expensive kerosene lamps – all because of a single __________ on his tin roof.

“When we started using the solar panels, life changed in a good way,” says Mr Lodio.

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1. A bus powered by cow manure has set a land speed record for a regular bus by driving at 77mph.

Reading Buses’ “Bus Hound” was recorded doing a lap speed of 76.785mph (123.57 km/h) at Bedford’s Millbrook Proving Ground.

2. “If the electrons, those tiny planets of the atomic systems, were induced to combine with the nuclei in the hydrogen the horsepower liberated would be 120 times greater still. There is no question among scientists that this gigantic source of energy exists.”

3. Smoking could play a direct role in the development of schizophrenia and needs to be investigated, researchers say.

4. “The Renaissance Dam project represents a source of development for the millions of Ethiopia’s citizens through producing green and sustainable energy, but for their brothers living on the banks of that very Nile in Egypt, and who approximately equal them in numbers, it represents a source of concern and worry,” he said.

5. His family watch television, his six children do their homework without candles. There is no need for expensive kerosene lamps – all because of a single solar panel on his tin roof.

“When we started using the solar panels, life changed in a good way,” says Mr Lodio.

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