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2014-08-25 06:40:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A type of bacteria growing in a hot spring near Yellowstone National Park in Montana uses a previously unidentified process to harvest energy and produce oxygen from sunlight, according to new research published in a recent edition of the journal Science. The bacteria grows in far-red light, researchers from the Pennsylvania State University, the University of California, Davis, and Montana State University report in their study,...

2011-06-23 23:08:27

Knowledge could improve microorganism as a renewable energy source A new computer model of blue-green algae can predict which of the organism's genes are central to capturing energy from sunlight and other critical processes. Described in a paper published in the journal Molecular BioSystems, the model could advance efforts to produce biofuel and other energy sources from blue-green algae, known as cyanobacteria. Researchers from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National...

2010-07-01 16:42:22

Cyanobacteria are among the oldest living forms in nature, responsible for generating the atmospheric oxygen we breathe today. Now Hyun Woo Kim and Raveender Vannela, researchers at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University are perfecting the means to culture these microbes"”a potentially rich source of biofuels and biomaterials"”in significantly greater abundance. The work provides a vital foundation for optimizing a device known as a photobioreactor (PBR), in which...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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