News tagged with molecular oxygen

Solar fuels as generated by nature

(Phys.org) —Society's energy supply problems could be solved in the future using a model adopted from nature. During photosynthesis, plants, algae and some species of bacteria produce sugars and other energy-rich ...

Aug 21, 2014 5 / 5 (4) 0

Clues in coral bleaching mystery

Coral reefs are tremendously important for ocean biodiversity, as well as for the economic and aesthetic value they provide to their surrounding communities. Unfortunately they have been in great decline in ...

Sep 05, 2013 3 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Morphing manganese

An often-overlooked form of manganese, an element critical to many life processes, is far more prevalent in ocean environments than previously known, according to a study led by University of Delaware researchers ...

Aug 22, 2013 4 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Membranes in tight corners

Photosynthesis takes place in specialized membrane systems, made up of stacked disks linked together by unstacked planar leaflets. A team of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich has now identified ...

Jul 10, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 1

Testing artificial photosynthesis

(Phys.org) —With the daily mean concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide having reached 400 parts-per-million for the first time in human history, the need for carbon-neutral alternatives to fossil ...

Jun 10, 2013 2.5 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast