News tagged with photosynthesis

Light and air: Sunlight-driven CO2 fixation

(Phys.org)—The increased use of renewable energy sources, particularly sunlight, is highly desirable, as is industrial production that is as CO2-neutral as possible. Both of these wishes could be fulfilled ...

Nov 19, 2012
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Origami: Not just for paper anymore

While the primary job of DNA in cells is to carry genetic information from one generation to the next, some scientists also see the highly stable and programmable molecule as an ideal building material for ...

Apr 27, 2011
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Turning algae into fuel

Blue-green in colour, slimy and present in seas and fresh water worldwide - the presence of microalgae is not generally met with great excitement. But this may be about to change. A team of European scientists ...

Sep 04, 2013
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Surprises from the ocean: Marine plankton and ocean pH

The world's oceans support vast populations of single-celled organisms (phytoplankton) that are responsible, through photosynthesis, for removing about half of the carbon dioxide that is produced by burning fossil fuels – ...

Jun 21, 2011
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The similarities in red, green algae

(PhysOrg.com) -- For Debashish Bhattacharya, the knowledge that half the oxygen on Earth is generated by algae through photosynthesis begs an important evolutionary question: How did algae come to be such ...

Feb 15, 2011
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