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Why do seedling grow towards the light?

Botanists have discovered how cells in the stems of seedlings use blue light to grow towards the light. The discovery was made by examining seedling stems and a blue light used fitted to a microscope.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Artificial leaf used to produce energy from dirty water

Scientists have created an "artificial leaf," a device designed to provide people in developing countries and remote areas with electricity.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 9 comments

Why are cheese plants full of holes?

A new research report suggests that the peculiar leaves of the Swiss cheese plant, which form a pattern of holes, have developed to help them to avoid stress.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Scientists discover how to make fuel from sunlight

Scientists at the University of California, Davis have discovered how to make fuel from sunlight and engineered cyanobacteria — commonly known as blue-green algae.
In the Media by Angela Harris - 4 comments

Unplugged: The revolutionary green desk

With the rapid advancement of technology the past few years, we've been able to invent solar panels and wind farms that provide cleaner energy. Now, Eddie Tornberg has taken it a step further, and has invented an office desk that is powered by its user
In the Media by Daniel Zhu - 1 comment

Scientists develop the 'Artificial Leaf'

Anaheim - After a decade of research on sustainable energy sources, scientists have made a groundbreaking development as they have prepared the first practical ‘artificial leaf’.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey - 2 comments

Algae biodiesel, fuel of the future, a no go says USDA chemist

A chemist based with the United States Department of Agriculture gave algae-based biofuels a failing grade recently when he reviewed the oil as an energy source, reported SciDevnet.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 6 comments

Green sea slug can steal plant genes and produce chlorophyll

The green sea slug can produce its own chlorophyll and is, as you might have guessed, green in colour. Oddly enough, the slug is shaped like a leaf. Is it a plant or is it an animal?
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 13 comments

Ancient Bacteria Uses Arsenic to Grow

Scientists have discovered ancient bacteria that rely on arsenic rather than water to grow during photosynthesis. This process probably dates back a few billion years.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 7 comments

Study Provides Twist on Photosynthesis

A startling discovery by scientists at the Carnegie Institution puts a new twist on photosynthesis, arguably the most important biological process on Earth. Photosynthesis by plants, algae, and some bacteria supports nearly all living things.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 4 comments

Researchers Stimulate Photosynthesis and Design Better Leaf

A research team from the University of Illinois has built a better plant using a computer model that mimics the process of evolution and they are the first to stimulate every step of the photosynthesis process.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 8 comments

Artificial Photosynthesis may be key to world's energy problems

Chicago, Illinois. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory are trying to design catalysts inspired by photosynthesis.
In the Media by Thespian - 1 comment

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