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Unseen Armies Of Viruses And Bacteria Battle In The Deep
2014-05-02 03:58:44

More than a mile beneath the ocean's surface, as dark clouds of mineral-rich water billow from seafloor hot springs called hydrothermal vents, unseen armies of viruses and bacteria wage war.

corn belt magnitude of fluorescence
2014-04-01 05:15:08

During the Northern Hemisphere's growing season, data returned from satellite sensors shows that the Midwest has more photosynthetic activity than any other region of the planet, according to a recent NASA report.

Looking To Geology To Find Answers Of How Life On Earth Originated
2014-03-13 10:20:59

By simulating a geologic precursor of cell metabolism, a team of British and American scientists have taken an important step toward understanding how life arose on Earth. Widely supported theories posit that life emerged on Earth around hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor...

Living Stone Plant Employs New Way To Improve Underground Photosynthesis
2013-10-24 08:33:07

A unique plant that lives underground uses multiple mechanisms to boost photosynthesis and offers new insights into how plants adapt to extreme conditions

Researchers Demonstrate Effective Recycling Of Radicals During Isoprene Degradation
2013-10-07 07:02:51

Hydroxyl (OH) radicals – known as the detergent of the atmosphere – decompose isoprene in the air.

2013-04-12 13:27:44

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories' Combustion Research Facility, the University of Manchester, Bristol University, University of Southampton and Hong Kong Polytechnic have successfully measured reaction rates of a second Criegee intermediate, CH3CHOO, and proven that the reactivity of the atmospheric chemical depends strongly on which way the molecule is twisted.

First Evidence Of Life Deep Under Oceanic Crust Realized
2013-03-15 12:56:53

Researchers on board the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program's research vessel JOIDES Resolution drilled a water depth of 1.5 miles and hundreds of feet of sediment into the oceanic crust off the west coast of North America. Scientists studying these returned samples have found the first direct evidence of life deep within these samples.

Algae Draws Energy From Other Plants
2012-11-21 11:22:20

Flowers need water and light to grow. Even children learn that plants use sunlight to gather energy from earth and water. Members of Professor Dr. Olaf Kruse’s biological research team at Bielefeld University have made a groundbreaking discovery that one plant has another way of doing this.

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2005-07-01 07:05:00

A team of researchers has found evidence of photosynthesis taking place deep within the Pacific Ocean. The team found a bacterium that is the first photosynthetic organism that doesn't live off sunlight but from the dim light coming from hydrothermal vents nearly 2,400 meters (7,875 feet) deep in the ocean.

2005-06-20 21:24:15

The discovery of green sulfur bacteria living near hydrothermal vents has major implications for where photosynthesis happens and where life may reside.


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