The search for a less expensive sustainable source of biomass or plant material for producing gasoline diesel and jet fuel has led scientists to duckweed that fast growing floating plant that turns ponds and lakes ... - Read More
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
Chemists at the University of South Florida and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have discovered a more efficient less expensive and reusable material for carbon dioxide CO2 capture and separation Share This See ... - Read More
Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified patterns of epigenomic diversity that not only allow plants to adapt to various environments but could also benefit crop production and the study of human ... - Read More
Pulp and paper producers are among Canada's most important industries and also one of the largest producers of wastewater Estimating the greenhouse gas emissions in this wastewater has become a priority for the industry Share ... - Read More
A screening tool from the U S Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL eases and greatly quickens one of the thorniest tasks in the biofuels industry determining cell wall chemistry to find plants ... - Read More
A field study of aerosol impacts on clouds and precipitation in the Sierra Nevada shows that dust and microorganisms transported from as far away as the Sahara desert help to spur the precipitation that California ... - Read More
New research has uncovered a mechanism that regulates the reproduction of plants providing a possible tool for engineering higher yielding crops In a study published today in Science researchers from Monash University and collaborators in ... - Read More
Max Planck scientists in Jena Germany have discovered an unusual regulation of enzymes that catalyze chain elongation in an important secondary metabolism the terpenoid pathway In the horseradish leaf beetle Phaedon cochleariae a single enzyme ... - Read More
Fat worms confirm that researchers from Michigan State University have successfully engineered a plant with oily leaves a feat that could enhance biofuel production as well as lead to improved animal feeds Share This ... - Read More
Researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington are pioneering a new method for using carbon dioxide or CO2 to make liquid methanol fuel by using copper oxide nanowires and sunlight Share This See Also ... - Read More
Understanding how and why diversification occurs is important for understanding why there are so many species on Earth In a new study published on 19 February in the open access journal PLOS Biology researchers show ... - Read More
University of British Columbia researchers have found that when the animals at the top of the food chain are removed freshwater ecosystems emit a lot more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere Share This See Also ... - Read More
Researchers have studied viruses as agents of disease in humans domestic animals and plants but a study of plant viruses in the wild may point to a more cooperative benevolent role of the microbe according ... - Read More
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
While most farmers consider viruses and fungi potential threats to their crops these microbes can help wild plants adapt to extreme conditions according to a Penn State virologist Share This See Also Endangered Plants Microbes ... - Read More
In a sweeping review of the field of bio inspired engineering and biomimicry in the Feb 15 issue of the journal Science two engineers at the University of California San Diego identify three characteristics of ... - Read More
Marsh plants far from being passive wallflowers are secret gardeners that actively engineer their landscape to increase their species' odds of survival says a team of scientists from Duke University and the University of Padova ... - Read More
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
Nitrogen in ocean waters fuels the growth of two tiny but toxic phytoplankton species that are harmful to marine life and human health warns a new study published in the Journal of Phycology Share This ... - Read More
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