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'Pharmaceutical' approach boosts oil production from algae

Taking an approach similar to that used for discovering new therapeutic drugs chemists at the University of California Davis have found several compounds that can boost oil production by green microscopic algae a potential source ... - Read More

Rapid climate change and the role of the Southern Ocean

Ocean, Climate change, Climate change, Climate, Ocean, climate
Scientists from Cardiff University and the University of Barcelona have discovered new clues about past rapid climate change Share This See Also Global Warming Oceanography Climate Earth Science Geography Geochemistry Carbon cycle Ocean acidification Phytoplankton ... - Read More

Air pollution stunts coral growth

Pollution, Pollution
A new study has found that pollution from fine particles in the air mainly the result of burning coal or volcanic eruptions can shade corals from sunlight and cool the surrounding water resulting in reduced ... - Read More

New insight into photosynthesis: Carotenoids can capture blue/green light and pass energy on to chlorophylls

Photosynthesis, Green
Pigments found in plants and purple bacteria employed to provide protection from sun damage do more than just that Researchers from the University of Toronto and University of Glasgow have found that they also help ... - Read More

Streams stressed by pharmaceutical pollution

pharmaceutical
Pharmaceuticals commonly found in the environment are disrupting streams with unknown impacts on aquatic life and water quality So reports a new Ecological Applications paper which highlights the ecological cost of pharmaceutical waste and the ... - Read More

Picking apart photosynthesis: New insights could lead to better catalysts for water splitting

Catalysts, Photosynthesis
Chemists at the California Institute of Technology Caltech and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory believe they can now explain one of the remaining mysteries of photosynthesis the chemical process by which plants convert sunlight into ... - Read More

Discovery may allow scientists to make fuel from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

Fuel
Excess carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere created by the widespread burning of fossil fuels is the major driving force of global climate change and researchers the world over are looking for new ways to generate ... - Read More

Discovery may allow scientists to make fuel from CO2 in the atmosphere

Fuel
Excess carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere created by the widespread burning of fossil fuels is the major driving force of global climate change and researchers the world over are looking for new ways to generate ... - Read More

Catalyst in a teacup: New approach to chemical reduction

Reduction, Catalyst, Chemical reduction
Taking their inspiration from nature scientists at the University of New South Wales have developed a new method for carrying out chemical reduction an industrial process used to produce fuels and chemicals that are vital ... - Read More

Hydrogen fuel? Thin films of nickel and iron oxides yield efficient solar water-splitting catalyst

Iron oxides, Yield, Catalyst, Fuel, Thin films, Films
University of Oregon chemists say that ultra thin films of nickel and iron oxides made through a solution synthesis process are promising catalysts to combine with semiconductors to make devices that capture sunlight and convert ... - Read More

Life deep within oceanic crust sustained by energy from interior of Earth

Crust
The core drill slides through a drill pipe extending from the drill ship at the sea surface through a water depth of 2.5 km and hundreds of metres of sediment into the oceanic crust off ... - Read More

Catalysts that produce 'green' fuel

The energy produced by solar panels be it heat or electricity has to be used right away It is hard to store and preserve and also its transportation can be rather complicated Creating solar cells ... - Read More

Advance in re-engineering photosynthesis to make drugs, compounds or ingredients

Scientists are reporting an advance in re engineering photosynthesis to transform plants into bio factories that manufacture high value ingredients for medicines fabrics fuels and other products They report on the research in the journal ... - Read More

Scientists explore new technologies that remove atmospheric carbon dioxide

Atmospheric
In his Feb 12 State of the Union address President Obama singled out climate change as a top priority for his second administration We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy and the most severe ... - Read More

What green algae are up to in the dark

Green
How green algae produce hydrogen in the dark is reported by biologists at the Ruhr Universität Bochum in the Journal of Biological Chemistry Biologists have uncovered a mechanism for the production of the gas which ... - Read More

Scientists turn toxic by-product into biofuel booster

Enzyme, Enzyme, Enzyme
Scientists studying an enzyme that naturally produces alkanes long carbon chain molecules that could be a direct replacement for the hydrocarbons in gasoline have figured out why the natural reaction typically stops after three to ... - Read More

'Scarecrow' gene: Key to efficient crops, could lead to staple crops with much higher yields

Gene
With projections of 9.5 billion people by 2050 humankind faces the challenge of feeding modern diets to additional mouths while using the same amounts of water fertilizer and arable land as today Share This See ... - Read More

Ultra-small devices for energy-efficient electronics

Electronics, Electronics, Energy, Energy, Energy
A team of scientists from Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork and the National University of Singapore have designed and fabricated ultra small devices for energy efficient electronics By finding out how molecules behave in ... - Read More

Great Oxidation Event: More oxygen through multicellularity

Oxygen, Oxygen , Oxygen
The appearance of free oxygen in Earth's atmosphere led to the Great Oxidation Event This was triggered by cyanobacteria producing the oxygen which developed into multicellular forms as early as 2.3 billion years ago As ... - Read More

Engineering alternative fuel with cyanobacteria

Sandia National Laboratories Truman Fellow Anne Ruffing has engineered two strains of cyanobacteria to produce free fatty acids a precursor to liquid fuels but she has also found that the process cuts the bacteria's production ... - Read More
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