UC Berkeley team wins NASA challenge, converts carbon dioxide to sugar

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Members of the Peidong Yang group, a team of UC Berkeley researchers, won first place in NASA's CO2 Conversion Challenge after successfully converting carbon dioxide into sugar. This discovery may have positive applications in the fight against climate change.

A team of UC Berkeley researchers was among three winners of NASA’s CO2 Conversion Challenge Tuesday after they successfully manufactured sugar from carbon dioxide, which could have practical applications for space exploration on Mars.
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