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From green leaves to bird brains, biological systems may exploit quantum phenomena

2:33pm, April 24, 2009

Until a century or so ago, nobody had any idea that there even was such a thing as quantum physics. But while humans operated for millennia in quantum darkness, it seems that plants, bacteria and birds may have been in the know all along.

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