These Mad Scientists Want to Replace Solar Panels With Potted Plants | Sciences & Technology |
Designer Fabienne Felder teamed up with Cambridge scientists to explore solar cells that use moss to generate electricity.


"Designer Fabienne Felder wants to reupholster jumbo jets with moss. In her vision, passengers will sit on verdant tufts while the bryophytes purify the air and use electrons captured during photosynthesis to power the Direct TV panels on the seat backs. Many would think Felder was crazy, but biochemist Dr. Paolo Bombelli and plant scientist Ross Dennis from the University of Cambridge were impressed with her brio and offered her the opportunity to collaborate (...)"