Could green humans harvest energy from the sun?

If we could get energy from the sun, like plants, how big would our skin need to be?
21 August 2017
Presented by Georgia Mills
Production by Alexandra Ashcroft.

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This week, Mark has a conundrum about chloroplasts: If we could go green and harvest energy from the sun, like plants, how big would our skin need to be to sustain a normal level of activity? Georgia Mills recruited Christopher Mason, associate professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, to shed some light on the answer.

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