News tagged with photosynthesis

Deserts 'greening' from rising CO2

Increased levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) have helped boost green foliage across the world's arid regions over the past 30 years through a process called CO2 fertilisation, according to CSIRO research.

Jul 03, 2013 4.6 / 5 (27) 20

Faux trees convert CO2 to O2

(PhysOrg.com) -- Air is one of the few things that you really cannot do without. At least if you want to continue to live. As the population of the earth gets bigger and bigger and increasing amounts of the ...

Mar 10, 2011 4.2 / 5 (24) 25 | with audio podcast weblog

Creating power from water

(PhysOrg.com) -- Creating power from water. I bet when I say that you picture a dam or a large turbine being pushed by hundreds of thousands of gallons of water, all rushing at tremendous speeds. It is a cool, ...

Mar 25, 2011 3.9 / 5 (26) 34 | with audio podcast weblog

Quantum engines must break down

Our present understanding of thermodynamics is fundamentally incorrect if applied to small systems and needs to be modified, according to new research from University College London (UCL) and the University of Gdańsk. The ...

Jun 26, 2013 4.7 / 5 (19) 1 | with audio podcast