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2013-12-09 09:37:54

Ultrashort laser pulses reveal that 'coherence' plays a subtle role in energy transfers Sophisticated recent experiments with ultrashort laser pulses support the idea that intuition-defying quantum interactions between molecules help plants, algae, and some bacteria efficiently gather light to fuel their growth. But key details of nature's vital light-harvesting mechanisms remain obscure, and the exact role that quantum physics may play in understanding them is more subtle than was once...

2013-12-06 23:20:39

LED grow lights are now being sold by SuperCloset, the industry leading manufacturer of hydroponic systems, grow boxes and grow cabinets. Currently, SuperCloset is the official distributor of the KIND LED grow light brand. San Francisco,CA (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 The number one feature that enticed SuperCloset to carry the KIND LED line is the 12 band spectrum that encompasses the most plant-friendly Photosynthetic Active Radiation (PAR) wavelengths that plants utilize the most. The...

Sea-Level Rise Will Continue To Fuel Destructive Coastal Flooding
2013-12-05 10:26:23

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two new literature review studies, published in Nature, reveal changing coastal ocean functions. The first study, "Coastal flooding by tropical cyclones and sea-level rise," reveals that the clamor about whether climate change will cause increasingly destructive tropical storms may be overshadowing a more unrelenting threat to coastal property: sea-level rise. Jonathan D. Woodruff, an assistant professor of sedimentology and...

Photosynthetic Megacomplex Studied By Scientists
2013-11-29 06:52:19

Washington University in St. Louis Scientists able to study a photosynthetic complex -- arguably the most important bit of organic chemistry on the planet -- in its complete functioning state When sunlight strikes a photosynthesizing organism, energy flashes between proteins just beneath its surface until it is trapped as separated electric charges. Improbable as it may seem these tiny hits of energy eventually power the growth and movement of all plants and animals. They are literally...

Minerals Were Scarce When Life First Formed On Earth: Study
2013-11-26 08:05:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Just eight percent of the nearly 5,000 different types of minerals currently found on Earth were present on or near the planet’s surface when life first originated, according to new research published in the latest edition of the American Journal of Science. According to researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science, life came about as a result of natural processes that took advantage of raw materials available during...

Inner Workings Of A Bacterial Black Box Captured On Time-lapse Video
2013-11-25 15:01:28

[ Watch The Video: Capturing the Carboxysome in Motion ] DOE/Joint Genome Institute Cyanobacteria, found in just about every ecosystem on Earth, are one of the few bacteria that can create their own energy through photosynthesis and "fix" carbon – from carbon dioxide molecules – and convert it into fuel inside of miniscule compartments called carboxysomes. Using a pioneering visualization method, researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and the Department of Energy...

Better Understanding Of Hardy Bacteria Enhances Tool For Biofuel Creation
2013-11-25 09:16:25

DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Scientists have charted a significant signaling network in a tiny organism that's big in the world of biofuels research. The findings about how a remarkably fast-growing organism conducts its metabolic business bolster scientists' ability to create biofuels using the hardy microbe Synechococcus, which turns sunlight into useful energy. The team at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory glimpsed key chemical events,...

2013-11-22 08:23:34

-- ChromaDex's NIAGEN(TM) is the First and Only Commercially Available Nicotinamide Riboside -- IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex Corporation(®) (OTCBB: CDXC) ("ChromaDex" or the "Company"), an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary, science-based solutions and ingredients to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, announced an update on recent material transfer agreement activity...

2013-11-15 23:21:31

The KIND LED grow lights K3 series, proudly distributed by SuperCloset, are included in the 2013 group of Best LED Grow Lights. The key feature of the K3 KIND LED grow light is 3 watt diode panels that emit a perfect 12 band spectrum that encompasses the most plant-friendly Photosynthetic Active Radiation (PAR) wavelengths that plants use during photosynthesis. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 A key point about the KIND K3 series “12 Band Perfect Spectrum” is that the...

2013-11-05 08:34:55

- ChromaDex's NIAGEN(TM) is the First and Only Commercially Available Nicotinamide Riboside- IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex Corp.® (OTCQB: CDXC), an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary, science-based solutions and ingredients to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, announced today it has entered into a material transfer agreement (MTA) with Universite Libre de Bruxelles...