The Winner of the 2010 Earth Awards was recently announced, and it’s a product that we may see in commercial and residential construction down the road. Called ‘Artificial Photosynthetic Foam,’ the winning material was inspired by the foam nest made by the Tungara Frog and is “capable of converting the sun’s energy at greater efficiencies than living organisms.”

Using this artificial photosynthetic material we will be able to capture carbon and produce energy at much more efficient rates–one can see how these material could have enormous benefits for both commercial and residential application.

Get the full read-up on the winning material on the Earth Awards website.

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