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Vibrations Enhance Photosynthesis Efficiency Deep Within Spinach Leaves
2014-07-14 03:04:33

Nicole Casal Moore, University of Michigan Biophysics researchers at the University of Michigan have used short pulses of light to peer into the mechanics of photosynthesis and illuminate the role that molecule vibrations play in the energy conversion process that powers life on our planet. The findings could potentially help engineers make more efficient solar cells and energy storage systems. They also inject new evidence into an ongoing "quantum biology" debate over exactly how...

Researchers Develop Novel Method To Observe Mysterious Photosynthesis Process
2014-07-10 13:21:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the pursuit of a renewable energy source, scientists have been trying to understand the exact mechanism behind photosynthesis, and now a large team of scientists has successfully captured the detailed “snapshots” of the process using a powerful laser, according to a report in Nature Communications. “An effective method of solar-based water-splitting is essential for artificial photosynthesis to succeed but developing such a...

2014-07-07 09:45:20

UC San Diego Biologists at UC San Diego have solved a long-standing mystery concerning the way plants reduce the numbers of their breathing pores in response to rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. In a paper published in this week’s early online edition of Nature, they report the discovery of a new genetic pathway in plants, made up of four genes from three different gene families that control the density of breathing pores—or “stomata”—in plant leaves in response...

2014-07-02 12:20:33

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA successfully launched its first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide at 2:56 a.m. PDT (5:56 a.m. EDT) Wednesday. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) raced skyward from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket. Approximately 56 minutes after the launch, the observatory separated from the rocket's second...

Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2)
2014-07-01 05:15:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UPDATE: July 1, 2014, 5:15 AM From NASA: Today's scheduled launch of NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California was scrubbed because of a failure in the launch pad water flow. ORIGINAL Several years after the failure of its first mission, NASA will launch the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), which is intended to focus exclusively on studying atmospheric carbon dioxide. The...

2014-06-18 23:11:17

There are many great LED grow lights on indoor gardening market today but the KIND LED K3 LED grow light is leading the way with its advanced features, packaging and value. The KIND LED K3 series is the top LED grow light in this Review Roundup by SuperCloset. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 The leading feature of the KIND LED suite of grow lights is the 12 band perfect spectrum that encompasses the most plant-friendly Photosynthetic Active Radiation (PAR) wavelengths that plants...

How Did Algae Evolve To Switch Quantum Coherence On And Off?
2014-06-17 03:02:59

University of New South Wales A UNSW-led team of researchers has discovered how algae that survive in very low levels of light are able to switch on and off a weird quantum phenomenon that occurs during photosynthesis. The function in the algae of this quantum effect, known as coherence, remains a mystery, but it is thought it could help them harvest energy from the sun much more efficiently. Working out its role in a living organism could lead to technological advances, such as...

Carbon Conundrums
2014-06-12 16:21:05

NASA NASA’s first spacecraft dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere is in final preparations for a July 1 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. [ Watch the Video: OCO-2: NASA’s Carbon Counter ] The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission will provide a more complete, global picture of the human and natural sources of carbon dioxide, as well as their “sinks,” the natural ocean and land processes by which carbon dioxide is pulled...

2014-06-03 23:14:13

PARMAX™ Professional Series Hybrid LED Pro Panels excel in two critical lighting fundamentals for plants. First, intensity, the more intensity (quantity) of light the better your plants will grow and the second being, spectrum, as light intensity increases, light spectrum becomes more important. (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 PARMAX™ Professional Series Hybrid LED Pro Panels grow lights made by Smart Grow Technologies are much more energy efficient than standard HID (High Intensity Discharge)...

2014-06-03 08:31:15

IRVINE, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex Corp. (OTCQB: CDXC), an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary ingredients and science-based solutions to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, announced today it has licensed exclusive rights from Dartmouth College for several patents related to pharmaceutical use of nicotinamide riboside (NR). The new licensed patents include protection for human...


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