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2012-07-03 10:24:17

New research led by chemists in the Baruch ’60 Center for Biochemical Solar Energy Research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is seeking to detail the individual steps of highly efficient reactions that convert sunlight into chemical energy within plants and bacteria.

2011-11-30 04:43:34

A biomimetic antenna for gathering sunlight may one day transform solar-powered devices. Sometimes when people talk about solar energy, they tacitly assume that we’re stuck with some version of the silicon solar cell and its technical and cost limitations. Not so.

2011-08-01 14:28:39

Under normal conditions, cyanobacteria, also termed blue-green algae, build up energy reserves that allow them to survive under stress such as long periods of darkness.

2011-05-12 22:41:16

In a head-to-head battle of harvesting the sun's energy, solar cells beat plants.

2011-05-12 22:12:16

"I have a slide that has a photo of a cornfield and a big photovoltaic array," says Robert Blankenship, a scientist who studies photosynthesis at Washington University in St. Louis.

2011-02-20 21:46:00

Inexpensive hydrogen for automotive or jet fuel may be possible by mimicking photosynthesis.

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2011-02-03 12:45:00

Arizona State University builds protein beam injector and contributes nanocrystals.

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2010-06-25 08:11:42

A team of researchers have identified the courier that gives the signal to revamp the plant's gene expression pattern after photoreceptors have been activated by light.

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2010-03-04 10:37:20

A new energy solution may be coming from an unexpected source — a source that may be on your dinner plate tonight.

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2010-02-20 14:56:03

An international team of scientists, including two from Arizona State University, have taken a significant step closer to unlocking the secrets of photosynthesis, and possibly to cleaner fuels.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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