When it comes to water some materials have a split personality and some of these materials could hold the key to new ways of harnessing solar energy These small assemblies of organic molecules have parts ... - Read More
There's no question that our species has had a dramatic impact on the planet's physical environment particularly over the last few centuries with the rise of modern industry transportation and infrastructure But as new research ... - Read More
Fuel cells generate electrical energy through a chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen To obtain clean energy the splitting of water into its components of hydrogen and oxygen is critical Researchers at the University of ... - Read More
Released 9 Feb 2016 12 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom eLife Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations eLifeFeb 10 2016 After more than 300 years of looking scientists have figured ... - Read More
To understand what goes on inside a beehive you can't just study the activity of a single bee Likewise to understand the photosynthetic light harvesting that takes place inside the chloroplast of a leaf you ... - Read More
it began trapping light at a much faster rate In technical terms it transitioned from an indirect band gap material to a direct band gap one Light with photo energy can penetrate indirect band gap ... - Read More
Released 14 Sep 2015 12 05 PM EDTSource Newsroom Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute RPI more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of Physical ChemistrySep 16 ... - Read More
Released 16 Apr 2015 12 05 PM EDTSource Newsroom Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nano LettersApr 17 2015 A potentially game changing ... - Read More
In 2005 scientists studying tiny sac like creatures called sea squirts found bacteria containing two types of chlorophyll a and b in cavities inside the squirts' tissues These two pigments were soaking up most of ... - Read More
Released 1 Apr 2015 2 35 PM EDTSource Newsroom SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature 2 April 2015 10.1038 nature14296 Apr 2 ... - Read More
Just as crocus and daffodil blossoms signal the start of a warmer season on land a similar greening event a massive bloom of microscopic plants or phytoplankton unfolds each spring in the North Atlantic Ocean ... - Read More
Like vast international trading companies biological systems pick up freight items in the form of small molecules transport them from place to place and release them at their proper destination These ubiquitous processes are critical ... - Read More
For more than 100 years marine biologists at Friday Harbor Laboratories have studied the ecology of everything from tiny marine plants to giant sea stars Now as the oceans are undergoing a historic shift in ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Montana Princeton University Stanford University and Rutgers University among others are collecting new measurements of tropical forests to gain a better understanding of how they respond to seasonal climate variations ... - Read More
Caltech scientists inspired by a chemical process found in leaves have developed an electrically conductive film that could help pave the way for devices capable of harnessing sunlight to split water into hydrogen fuel When ... - Read More
In nature pores can continuously control how a living organism absorbs or excretes fluids vapors and solids in response to its environment for example tiny holes invisible to the naked eye called stomata cover a ... - Read More
An important food resource has been disappearing from streams without anyone noticing until now In a new study published March 6 in the journal Science a team of researchers led by University of Georgia ecologists ... - Read More
An international research team wants to create semi artificial chloroplasts for the manufacture of biotechnologically relevant products For this purpose they aim to modify the photosynthetic process of natural chloroplasts The EU is funding the ... - Read More
Methane emissions are strongly reduced in lakes with anoxic bottom waters But here contrary to what has previously been assumed methane removal is not due to archaea or anaerobic bacteria A new study on Lake ... - Read More
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