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2012-02-06 11:12:10

Plants leaves are sealed with a gas-tight wax layer to prevent water loss.

2012-02-03 12:18:11

Barry D. Bruce, professor of biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is turning the term 'power plant' on its head.

2012-02-03 09:21:23

Researchers are turning to plants and solar power in the search for new sources of renewable and sustainable energy that can support the transition from rapidly depleting fossil fuels to a bio-based society.

2012-02-01 01:10:25

A team of researchers led by Michigan State University has discovered an overachieving plant enzyme that works both the day and night shifts.

2012-01-26 12:55:34

A new study comparing the carbon-holding power of freshwater wetlands has produced measurements suggesting that wetlands in temperate regions are more valuable as carbon sinks than current policies imply, according to researchers.

2012-01-25 12:42:36

The upsurge in droughts is one of the main consequences of climate change, and affects crops in particular.

Molecular 'Culprit' Linked To Rise Of Planetary Oxygen
2012-01-11 04:34:18

A turning point in the history of life occurred 2 to 3 billion years ago with the unprecedented appearance and dramatic rise of molecular oxygen. Now researchers report they have identified an enzyme that was the first – or among the first – to generate molecular oxygen on Earth.

2011-12-23 08:32:25

The same principle that causes figure skaters to spin faster as they draw their arms into their bodies has now been used by Michigan State University researchers to understand how molecules move energy around following the absorption of light.

2011-12-19 14:26:12

Water splitting in photo-electrochemical cells to yield hydrogen is a promising way to sustainable fuels.

2011-12-15 17:08:35

A generally accepted 44-year-old assumption about how certain kinds of bacteria make energy and synthesize cell materials has been shown to be incorrect by a team of scientists led by Donald Bryant, the Ernest C. Pollard Professor of Biotechnology at Penn State University and a research professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Montana State University.


Word of the Day
chomage
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]
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