Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the chairperson of the African Union Commission, has described the attacks of foreign nationals in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal as “unacceptable,” calling for their immediate halt while again expressing her deep concern about the violence.• Download the statement in French• Download the statement in Portuguese“Whatever the challenges we may be facing, no circumstances justify attacks on people, whether foreigners or locals,” she said. “It is unacceptable.”While calling for an end to the attacks, the AU Commission welcomed the interventions from the South African government, including the deployment of the Inter-Ministerial committee to KwaZulu-Natal to engage with those affected and with local communities, as well as the deployment of more police to provide protection and keep law and order.Dlamini-Zuma condemned the incidents as particularly unfortunate in the light of approaching celebrations of Africa Month. “On 25 May we remember the founding of the Organisation of African Unity, which played such a critical role in mobilising international solidarity for the end of apartheid,” she said.“The challenges faced by South Africa, poverty and unemployment, are challenges faced by all countries on the continent and we must work together to address these, and build a better future for all Africans.”The AU Commission Chairperson appealed for dialogue among communities, to address the challenges and find peaceful solutions.Media contactJacob Enoh EbenSpokesperson of the chairpersonCell: +1 202 751 8515Email: EnohebenJ@africa-union.org;Directorate of Information and CommunicationAfrican Union CommissionTel: +251-11-5517700E-mail: DIC@africa-union.orgWeb: www.au.int
Read Next James Martinez marked his AMA return with 18 markers, Genmar Bragais poured 17 points, seven rebounds, and five assists, and Rocky Antonares had 12 markers and 12 boards in the win as new signees Arvin Tolentino and Kyles Lao made their debut for the club.The Titans, however, almost lost the game after leading by as much as 28 points as Cedric de Joya, Cedric Ablaza, and Jerome Garcia helped the Generals fight back and trim the deficit to as low as two, 95-93 in the final 11.0 seconds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMartinez could only muster a split from the foul line to keep the door open for Batangas-EAC in the last 9.9 ticks, but Earvin Mendoza and Garcia both muffed their attempts to force overtime.“Maybe the players just got tired,” said coach Mark Herrera. “But we got players who can score. At least now, we have options where we can go in our games.” Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AMA Online Education improved to 1-3, while Batangas-EAC suffered its fourth straight defeat.De Joya led the Generals with 21 points, Ablaza added a double-double of 17 markers and 12 boards, while Garcia got 15 points, four rebounds, and four assists in the loss.The Scores:AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 96 — Manalang 40, Martinez 18, Bragais 17, Antonares 12, Tolentino 6, Lao 3, Escalambre 0, Garcia 0, Jordan 0, Matillano 0, Porter 0.BATANGAS-EAC 93 — De Joya 21, Ablaza 17, Garcia 15, E. Mendoza 11, Diego 10, Laude 6, Bautista 4, Dela Peña 3, Maguliano 2, J. Mendoza 2, Tampoc 2, Martin 0, Neri 0.ADVERTISEMENT Quarters: 26-8, 52-26, 71-58, 96-93. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Controversial Mila’s Lechon pulls out from D-League View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PBA IMAGESRobbie Manalang remained a force to reckon with as AMA Online Education finally ended its drought after holding off Batangas-EAC, 96-93, for its first win in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Monday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Manalang, the former Adamson playmaker, continued to sizzle in his second game for the Titans, finishing with a conference-high 40 points on 8-of-16 shooting from three in a game where coach Mark Herrera unveiled his new recruits in hopes of ending their dry spell.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next (From L) USA’s Kerron Clement, Philippines’ Eric Cray and Kenya’s Boniface Mucheru Tumuti compete in the Men’s 400m Hurdles Semifinal during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 16, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PEDRO UGARTEKUALA LUMPUR — Eric Cray, the face of Philippine athletics, will need even stronger legs for Tuesday’s “killer schedule.”The Philippine-born, Texas USA-based Cray will vie in the heats of 100-meter dash at 3:30 p.m. and 400m hurdles at 4:30 p.m. He won both events two years ago in Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Fil-American Zion Nelson Corrales will take up the cudgels for the Philippines in the women’s century dash as last SEAG champ Kayla Richardson decided to skip the event to focus on the 200m and hurdles.Aries Toledo will also take the spotlight when he competes in men’s decathlon, while Rosie Vilarito and Evalyn Palabrica see action in women’s javelin throw.The country won five golds two years ago and is eyeing seven this time, with one already chalked up by marathon queen Mary Joy Tabal.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. If successful, the 400m hurdles and century dash finals will be at 8:20 p.m. and 9:40 p.m., respectively.But the 28-year-old Cray doesn’t mind the tight schedule.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHe said he will “just go out there and run” as the SEA Games’ centrepiece sport goes full blast at 85,000-seater Bukit Jalil National Stadium.Joining Cray in the century dash heats is three-time US NCAA sprints champ Anfernee Lopena. Gilas nearly pays price for playing ‘bad game’ vs Thais Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Feb 2016 – MIAMI, FL, February 22, 2016 – C&W Business, part of Cable & Wireless Communications, Plc (CWC), today announces it has been recognized as a Fortinet Platinum Partner. To receive Platinum status, C&W Business demonstrated that it had successfully achieved all Fortinet certification requirements and training programmes needed to deliver the highest levels of partnership, performance and commitment. As a certified Platinum partner, C&W Business are experts in delivering Fortinet’s superior, next generation multi-threat security solutions to their customers across the Caribbean and Latin American region. C&W Business has a proven track record of delivering managed security services over a vast range of advanced security technologies, such as Web Application Firewall, Email Security, DDOS protection, Advanced Persistent Threat protection, among others. C&W Business offers unparalleled skills in the region, with local resources across 26 countries and experts with the highest certification levels across the board. C&W Business has successfully deployed complex security solutions, using Fortinet’s technology, in large and medium companies from a number of different sectors –including Banking, Retail, Government and BPO.“This recognition as a Platinum Partner highlights our dedication to be the most complete ICT Solutions provider in the Caribbean and Latin American region. Security is a topic that is high in CIO’s minds and we take that very seriously,” said Daniel Peiretti, SVP Product Development, C&W Business. “We have focused in hiring and certifying security experts and giving them the tools necessary to ensure our customers enjoy peace of mind with their network”, added Peiretti. Security threats are on the rise so corporations and government agencies alike must do everything to protect their networks and their data. C&W Business employs security experts in their Security Operation Centers (SOC) throughout the region to monitor their network 24X7X365.“We are excited to recognize C&W Business as a Platinum Partner, based on their strong commitment to delivering innovative solutions that drive customer success,” said Pedro Paixao, General Manager, Latin America, at Fortinet. “C&W Business plays an important role in transforming customers, across multiple industries, into more agile, connected and secure companies that can rest assured their most important assets and the assets of their end-users are protected.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:cable & wireless communications, Platinum Partner
SAN DIEGO ( KUSI) – Though federal immigration authorities are expected to begin sweeps in Southern California this weekend as part of a nationwide push to arrest undocumented immigrants named in court-ordered deportation warrants, it was unclear Friday if the operation would extend into San Diego County.Lt. Shawn Takeuchi, spokesman for the San Diego Police Department, said officials at his agency had gotten no word of out-of-the-ordinary actions planned by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities in the city.“They do their thing, because they have their goals and priorities, which are different than ours,” Takeuchi said Friday.Takeuchi noted that even if they were aware of any such planned raids, personnel with his agency and other local law enforcement bodies are prohibited by state law — and, in the case of the SDPD, internal policy — from using their resources to aid in federal immigration enforcement.Officials with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department declined to disclose whether they had been told of any such immigration crackdown planned for upcoming days within their area of jurisdiction.“It would be inappropriate for the Sheriff’s Department to comment on operations conducted by other agencies,” said Lt. Justin White, media- relations director for the county agency.Likewise, ICE officials declined to confirm or deny news stories reporting that the sweep will begin Sunday in 10 U.S. cities, including Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and Miami. None of the stories mentioned San Diego as being on the list.“Due to law enforcement sensitivities and the safety and security of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel, the agency will not offer specific details related to enforcement operations,” the federal agency asserted in a prepared statement. “As always, ICE prioritizes the arrest and removal of unlawfully present aliens who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security.”Though ICE sought to keep its strategies for heightened enforcement under wraps, the Los Angeles Police Department issued a statement confirming the reported plans for an immigration sweep this weekend.“The department is aware of upcoming Immigration and Customs Enforcement actions beginning this Sunday, directed toward individuals who have been issued final deportation orders,” the LAPD stated. “These enforcement actions will include individuals residing in the Los Angeles region. The department is not participating or assisting in any of these enforcement actions.”About 140 people are being targeted in Southern California, the Los Angeles Times reported.In its statement, LAPD said its leadership had told members of the local Latino community that Los Angeles police officers would not be participating in the federal actions.“We are committed to protecting the public through meaningful relationship building and community partnerships,” the agency asserted.Before kicking off his reelection campaign, President Donald Trump tweeted Monday night that ICE agents “will begin deporting the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States … as fast as they come in.”Taking a stand against the president’s planned immigration sweep, California Gov. Gavin Newsom called the impetus for the proposed raids “cruel” and “misdirected” and said the prospect of their becoming reality was “creating unnecessary fear and anxiety.”Newsom said he wanted state residents to know “they have legal rights and protections, regardless of their immigration status.”“California is a place of refuge — that includes our schools, our courts and our hospitals and clinics,” the governor said. “We hold certain institutions sacred, and people should continue to access programs and services they need.” KUSI Newsroom, June 21, 2019 Immigration sweep set for LA this weekend, San Diego unclear KUSI Newsroom Posted: June 21, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are real estate transactions in Wilmington during the week of October 14, 2018:Address: 34-R Cottage StreetPrice: $535,000Buyer: Mohamed A. AliSeller: Gerald O. Duffy & Elizabeth DuffyDate: 10/15/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 21,344sfAddress: 15 Dorchester StreetPrice: $595,000Buyer: John Leverone & Lorena LeveroneSeller: Donna M. BrittDate: 10/17/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 20,038sfAddress: 3 Englewood DrivePrice: $550,506Buyer: Meghan Celli & Joseph CelliSeller: Sarah R. Hamel, Trustee for Wallace & Hubbard IRTDate: 10/15/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 22,651sfAddress: 48 McDonald RoadPrice: $375,000Buyer: Nathan Wilson & Ashley WilsonSeller: Robin McCarthyDate: 10/16/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 61,420sfAddress: 9 Mystic AvenuePrice: $510,000Buyer: Alex KreymerSeller: Brian HubbardDate: 10/17/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 11,326sfLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRecent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”
Presidential candidate Andrew Yang talks geo-engineering,… Comments Tags Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: What the heck is blockchain? Blockchain Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Donald Trump 12:10 Cryptocurrencies are far more complicated than the rise and fall of bitcoin. People have mostly treated them as assets to invest or speculate in. Cryptocurrencies can also serve a purpose similar to plain old money used to buy and sell things, or to store value.The accounting mechanism behind cryptocurrencies, called blockchain, can be used for all sorts of record keeping, like the sale of houses or the tracking of inventory. “The blockchain has vast potential,” Yang wrote.Yang: Not every crypto asset is a securityYang argues that US regulations must differentiate between cryptocurrencies used as money and cryptocurrencies used as securities, like company stock, that you can invest in. He also calls for consumer protections for cryptocurrency transactions, as well as simpler tax rules for buying and selling digital assets.Today, the IRS treats cryptocurrency largely as a security. If you buy some cryptocurrency and it rises in value, you have to pay tax on any profits you make when you sell it. That tax treatment is at odds with the idea that cryptocurrency can function as money. 1:49 Andrew Yang, son of an IBM researcher and university systems administrator, is a techno-savvy candidate for president. What’s with the MATH hat? He told CNBC: “One of my supporters said something to me — that the opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man who likes math.” Alex Wong/Getty Images Cryptocurrency is now an official issue in the US presidential election.You’re probably most familiar with cryptocurrency by way of bitcoin, which soared in value in 2017 then mostly collapsed in 2018. But the technology spreads far beyond that, and presidential candidate Andrew Yang says now’s the time for clearer government rules to encourage its development in the US.Yang, a tech entrepreneur and now one of at least 18 Democratic challengers to Donald Trump, is far from the frontrunner for an election that’s still a year and a half away. But the fact that he’s weighing in at all shows that cryptocurrency and related technology, like blockchain, isn’t just an obsession of crypto-anarchists who want a high-tech alternative to a safe full of Krugerrands.If Yang gets his way, cryptocurrencies could become more useful and move beyond early problems like initial coin offering (ICO) scams and criminal payment uses. Maybe they’ll even be something you use in your daily life.Today’s rules, including federal and some state laws, have had “a chilling effect on the US digital asset market,” and laws haven’t kept up with cryptocurrency developments, Yang said in policy paper published Thursday. “Uncertainty in what regulatory framework will develop is causing US investment in the area to lag behind the investment of other countries.” Politics Tech Industry 3 Though Yang shows a certain enthusiasm for cryptocurrency issues, at least compared with his Democratic rivals, that doesn’t mean everybody in the cryptocurrency world is a fan. One person’s clear regulation and consumer protection is another person’s government meddling.For example, one person in Reddit’s cryptocurrency forum assessed Yang’s cryptocurrency proposal as an effort to “tax it to oblivion” and require us to report all past and current cryptocurrency holdings to the IRS.Andrew Yang, cryptocurrency candidateYang had already staked out a claim as the cryptocurrency candidate in his 2018 announcement, in which he said he’d accept donations in bitcoin, ether and other cryptocurrencies. The process isn’t simple, though, and requires “a 15-minute phone call with a member of the compliance team.”Meanwhile, Yang also would like to see the US get rid of a financial instrument he sees as obsolete: the penny.Yang during an interview at CNET in March. Jesse Orrall/CNET “It costs more to make a penny than it is worth,” which means taxpayers have to pay $70 million a year, Yang argues. “Getting rid of them will save us money and time. Good for the environment too.”Yang, the son of an IBM researcher and university systems administrator, is a techno-savvy candidate. In an interview at CNET in March, Yang discussed everything from drones to deplatforming people on social media to Trump’s Space Force. Among other technology related stances in his policy positions, Yang wants to:Create a Department of Technology to regulate AI from its headquarters in Silicon Valley.Pay all adults $1,000 a month in a universal basic income designed to “prevent the massive disruption” that’s coming as technology like AI automates people’s jobs.Restore net neutrality through FCC oversight of internet service providers.Shift to new security algorithms that quantum computers can’t crack and research those potentially radical machines to “develop our own systems ahead of our geopolitical rivals.”Modernize the US electrical grid, with smart meters in houses and tariffs to encourage renewable energy.Pay for body cameras on all police officers.Move to a value-added tax system, common in other countries, which Yang believes will function better as technology automates today’s jobs.Combat climate change by investing in technology to capture carbon dioxide and geoengineering, such as attempts to have the atmosphere reflect more of the sun’s energy back into space. He also is in favor of nuclear energy.Invest in more technology to monitor border security.Appoint a news ombudsman to find and banish fraudulent accounts on social media in order to curb misinformation and foreign intervention in elections.It’ll be difficult to finding political consensus on any of those issues, much less to win an election on them. But as the digital revolution spreads to every corner of our lives, expect more politicians to acquire Yang’s taste for tech.
Kimberley GarnerKimberley Garner Official Instagram (kimberleygarner)Kimberley Garner sure knows how to turn up the heat. The stunning beauty showcased her killer curves in a social media post promoting her own company’s swimwear.Reportedly, the throwback snap came from her break away in St Tropez, France. Kimberley looked gorgeous in the white nautical themed swimsuit. Gushing about her busy schedule, Kimberley said in the caption: ‘Monday done. how was yours? working on my company all day, now time for ballet class followed by [drink emoji] with my girls. last week in #stTropez in one of my designs.’There might also be another reason for Kimberley’s glow, she appeared to confirm her reunion with her former boyfriend. Following their break-up last year, the blonde beauty told MailOnline: ‘I ended the relationship recently. It was a really wonderful three years and we are still good friends today.’ Kimberley GarnerKimberley Garner Official Instagram (kimberleygarner)The socialite has apparently been notoriously tight-lipped about the identity of her former long-term boyfriend, who was often seen with the personality in West London. Speaking to The Sun during her appearance at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival, she said: ‘It was a great relationship. I’d love to meet someone with a great personality — it’s all about the personality for me.’It is known that in May 2013 Garner launched her first swimwear collection and has gone on to release many collections since. She is the director of Kimberley London Ltd and of Young London Events Ltd. Apparently, Kimberley also tried her hand at acting with a lead role in the movie Sweetheart.Well, getting back with her ex sure seems to be doing wonders for Kimberly. You can check out the pic here:
Charlotte James of Baltimore’s Code in the Schools organization, speaks during a panel at the White House. (Image via YouTube)Some of Baltimore’s top leaders gathered at the White House June 6 for a panel discussion which analyzed social change in the city.Called “The Front Lines of Social Innovation: Models for Change from Baltimore City,” the event was streamed live from the White House and addressed the social plights that Baltimore is facing. Among those in attendance were Democratic mayoral nominee Catherine Pugh, Bishop Eugene Sutton, and Senator Ben Cardin. From its record-high homicide rate to dealing with the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death, there are many aspects of Baltimore in need of social reform.Sarah Hemminger, a neuroscientist and CEO of Thread, a city non-profit which engages underperforming high school students, spoke about her mentoring program and the importance of lifting up Baltimore’s youth.“During times of division and strife in our city, we must rediscover the thing that is most important: one another,” said Hemminger. Thread helps teens in less-than-ideal social situations thrive academically. She mentors low-income and at-risk kids with low GPAs, and helps them to graduate high school and further their education. Her program has a graduation rate of over 90 percent. Through several heart-wrenching anecdotes, Hemminger shared how she not only touched her mentees lives, but how they have helped her to grow as well.The city’s health commissioner, Dr. Leana Wen, stressed the importance of healthcare to create social change. She talked about Vision for Baltimore, which allowed children to receive free eye exams and glasses. She also discussed her national campaign to help those with opioid and drug addiction.“More people die from overdose than die from homicide,” said Wen. “We believed that every resident could save a life.” The city’s health department has provided healthcare training to various members of the community to help with this issue. She also discussed racial disparities in health and how one of her programs that hires recently-released convicts helps with violence prevention.Other topics of discussion included adding coding and computer science to school curriculums, youth outreach, education, and more. After the speeches there was also a panel discussion in which a panel of experts discussed other steps Baltimore needs to make towards reform.“There are deep rooted problems of inequality, poverty and racism, but our residents feel the fierce urgency of now,” said Wen.
Scientists are working on synthesizing solar cells from chromophore structures they produced in tobacco plants. Image credit: US Department of Agriculture. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Scientists grow insulin in tobacco plants In a recent study, scientists from UC Berkeley led by Matt Francis have demonstrated how to program tobacco plants to take advantage of the efficient way that they collect sunlight. Rather than attempt to reprogram all the cells of a mature tobacco plant, the scientists genetically engineered a virus called the tobacco mosaic virus to do the job for them. The researchers sprayed the modified virus on a crop of tobacco plants, and the virus caused the plant cells to produce lots of artificial chromophores, which turn photons from sunlight into electrons.In order for the chromophores to work, however, they must be spaced at a precise distance from one another – about two or three nanometers. A little closer or further apart, and the electric current will either be halted or the electrons will be very difficult to harvest. Thankfully, tobacco plant cells have evolved to space chromophores at this exact distance, lining them up in a long spiral hundreds of nanometers long. By exploiting this structure, the researchers could take advantage of billions of years of evolution to grow perfectly spaced strands of chromophores. “Over billions of years, evolution has established exactly the right distances between chromophores to allow them to collect and use light from the sun with unparalleled efficiency,” said Francis.Since the modified tobacco plants themselves don’t generate electricity, the researchers must harvest the plants and extract the chromophore structures. Then, the scientists can dissolve the structures in a liquid solution, and then spray the solution on a glass or plastic substrate to create a solar cell. So far, the scientists have not yet demonstrated that the resulting solar cells can turn light into electrical energy.Compared with traditional solar cells, those made from plants could have several potential advantages. For instance, they don’t require the use of toxic chemicals, they’re biodegradable, and they’re inexpensive to produce. On the other hand, bio-based solar cells would likely have a shorter lifetime than silicon solar cells.In addition to using tobacco, the researchers also demonstrated how to manipulate E. coli bacteria to produce chromophore structures. In this case, the researchers didn’t use a virus, but modified the bacteria directly. More information: Michel T. Dedeo, Karl E. Duderstadt, James M. Berger and Matthew B. Francis. “Nanoscale Protein Assemblies from a Circular Permutant of the Tobacco Mosaic Virus.” Nano Lett., 2010, 10 (1), pp 181-186. doi:10.1021/nl9032395Via: Discovery News Citation: Scientists grow solar cell components in tobacco plants (2010, January 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-01-scientists-solar-cell-components-tobacco.html Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (PhysOrg.com) — Over billions of years, plants have evolved very efficient sunlight-collecting systems. Now, scientists are trying to harness the finely tuned systems in tobacco plants in order to use them as the building blocks of solar cells. Scientists predict that the technique could lead to the production of inexpensive, biodegradable solar cells.