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British scientists have hit upon an invention that could make humans create nature synthetically. Artificial trees are not real trees, but a technologically-empowered concept device that functions like a tree. It has the capability of capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. In fact tons of it. This is especially beneficial when tons of carbon is being released to the atmosphere, and there aren’t enough trees to process it.
Now a real tree would not be able to capture such amounts of carbon dioxide. Artificial trees can. That’s a big difference. An artificial tree is also more expensive than a real tree. It will cost around twenty five thousand dollars apiece.
British scientists are planning to plant one hundred trees in an area. This area will be enough to remove more than half of carbon from the atmosphere around the United Kingdom. So, if this was done all around the world, we could expect minimal to no carbon in the atmosphere. The potential for the artificial tree is truly heartening.So how do they work? Artificial trees have a filter that traps carbon dioxide. These are replaceable filters. After capturing to full capacity, filters need to be replaced with new ones. Used filter will not be disposed, but stored in oil reservoirs and oil wells.
The technology of the artificial tree is bracing for a revolution. Still at the design level, very soon a real working model will come up. Then, the pressure of real trees to capture carbon is reduced. We may soon have artificial trees that also have the capacity to produce oxygen. We may never know!