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2013-09-20 11:28:31

Why don't trees "bleed" to death when they are injured?

2013-04-01 10:26:09

When blessed with a resource in overwhelming abundance it’s generally a good idea to make valuable use of that resource.

Boosting Biofuel Production By Boosting Galactan Sugars
2012-12-21 17:18:07

Galactan is a polymer of galactose, a six-carbon sugar that can be readily fermented by yeast into ethanol and is a target of interest for researchers in advanced biofuels produced from cellulosic biomass.

2012-12-10 13:00:36

As large organisms, trees face some remarkable challenges, particularly regarding long-distance transport and communication.

New Access To Abundant Biomass For Advanced Biofuels
2012-11-13 12:47:24

After cellulose, xylan is the most abundant biomass material on Earth, and therefore represents an enormous potential source of stored solar energy for the production of advance biofuels.

2012-07-30 15:40:57

UCLA life scientists, working with colleagues in China, have discovered a new method to quickly assess plants' drought tolerance.

Genetic Reservoir Of Heat-Loving Bacteria Tapped Into By BESC researchers
2012-07-02 14:39:12

The identification of key proteins in a group of heat-loving bacteria by researchers at the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center could help light a fire under next-generation biofuel production.

2012-04-06 11:11:11

New research by UCLA life scientists could lead to predictions of which plant species will escape extinction from climate change.

2012-02-29 00:39:29

Genetic mutations to cellulose in plants could improve the conversion of cellulosic biomass into biofuels, according to a research team that included two Iowa State University chemists.

2012-02-14 00:05:41

Usually, mould fungi are nothing to cheer about – but now they can be used as "chemical factories".


Word of the Day
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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