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Researchers Identify Key Intermediate Steps In Artificial Photosynthesis Reaction
2014-03-04 11:03:17

Artificial photosynthesis, in which we emulate the process used by nature to capture energy from the sun and convert it into electrochemical energy, is expected to be a major asset in any sustainable energy portfolio for the future.

2014-02-25 14:43:26

Cancer cells have long been known to have higher rates of the energy-generating metabolic pathway known as glycolysis.

Ups And Downs Of Early Atmospheric Oxygen
2014-02-20 10:41:29

UC Riverside research team challenges conventional view of a simple two-step rise in early oxygen on Earth; study suggests instead dynamic oxygen concentrations that rose and fell over billions of years

A Glowing Plant Is A Sign Of Health
2014-02-12 15:16:02

Radiant skin is considered a sign of good health in humans, but plants also glow when they are well. A potential new ESA satellite could use this fluorescence to track the health and productivity of vegetation worldwide.

Photosynthesis-Activating Protein Likely Predates Oxygen On Earth
2014-02-09 08:21:12

Thioredoxin, a protein essential to the process of photosynthesis in plants, likely developed on Earth long before oxygen ever became available.

2014-01-27 10:29:16

The tropical carbon cycle has become twice as sensitive to temperature variations over the past 50 years.

2014-01-24 23:21:20

KIND LED’s L600 grow light sales are so brisk that its distributor, SuperCloset, cannot currently meet demand from retailers and individual customers.

Photos And Lab Analysis Needed For Leaf Study
2014-01-23 15:27:34

Automated remote photography is a convenient, labor-saving research tool for tracking leaf function and doing forest research. But does photography mirror what's actually happening on the ground? A new study finds photography accurately tracks the timing of red pigments in the fall, but the timing of green in the spring and summer — not so much.

Do Faster-Growing Old Trees Translate To More Carbon Storage?
2014-01-16 07:03:46

Contrary to the commonly held belief that trees become unproductive as they grow older, new research appearing in the journal Nature demonstrates that most of them experience increases in their growth rates and store more carbon as they age.


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  • A political dynamiter.
The word 'dynamitard' is related to 'dynamite', which comes from a Greek root meaning 'power' and was coined by Alfred Nobel.