Slide 25 of 28
One priority area is biological nanotechnology -- a.k.a. natural nanotechnology.
Much of the photosynthesis that powers forests unfolds inside tiny cellular power houses called chloroplasts (shown here).
These contain nanoscale molecular machinery (including pigment molecules like chlorophyll) arranged inside stacked structures, called thylakoid disks, that convert light and carbon dioxide into bio-chemical energy.
Call it what you want -- thatís a power supply.