I ran across a website that claimed to be a Japanese name generator. When I tried mine out, I got 渡辺 Watanabe (near a crossing) 一真 Kazuma (one reality).
I have no idea how this works, but I thought it was cool.
Nature ran an online article entitled: Could laptops run on spinach?: Solar cells turn over a new leaf. Curiously enough, I have been going over plant and animal metabolism with my son who is doing a semester of college biology, so I've been forced to review the chemical reactions that take place as part of the Calvin cycle, so I found the article interesting. The functioning of biological nano-machines can still teach us a great deal.
Sciencenews.org has a better synopsis with some references.