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'Growing' active sites on quantum dots for robust H2 photogeneration
Chinese researchers had achieved site- and spatial- selective integration of earth-abundant metal ions in semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) for efficient and robust photocatalytic H2 evolution from water. (2020-07-07)
New study resolves mystery surrounding unique light-harvesting structures in algae
Photosynthesis is a biochemical process that converts solar energy into chemical energy, releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. (2020-07-06)
To quench or not to quench: Understanding the role of a cyanobacterial photosystem protein
Photosynthesis is one of the most fundamental processes that support life on earth. (2020-07-06)
Light a critical factor in limiting carbon uptake, even in the north
A new Columbia Engineering study demonstrates that even when temperatures warm and cold stress is limited, light is still a major factor in limiting carbon uptake of northern high latitudes. (2020-07-06)
A different slant of light
Giant clams manipulate light to assist their symbiotic partner. (2020-07-05)
Algae as living biocatalysts for a green industry
Many substances that we use every day only work in the right 3D structure. (2020-07-02)
Arctic plants may not provide predicted carbon sequestration potential
The environmental benefits of taller, shrubbier tundra plants in the Arctic may be overstated, according to new research involving the University of Stirling. (2020-07-02)
Revisiting energy flow in photosynthetic plant cells
By developing innovative methods to visualize energy changes in subcellular compartments in live plants, the team of Dr Boon Leong LIM, Associate Professor of the School of Biological Sciences of The University of Hong Kong, recently solved a controversial question in photosynthesis: what is the source of NADH (Reduced Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) for mitochondria to generate ATP (Adenosine triphosphate)? (2020-06-30)
Undergrad-led study suggests light environment modifications could maximize productivity
Crops form canopies with overlapping leaves. Typically, the sun leaves at the top of the canopy photosynthesize at maximum efficiency at high light, while shade leaves at the bottom photosynthesize at maximum efficiency at low light. (2020-06-24)
Surprising growth rates discovered in world's deepest photosynthetic corals
New research published in the journal Coral Reefs revealed unexpectedly high growth rates for deep water photosynthetic corals. (2020-06-15)
Plant cell gatekeepers' diversity could be key to better crops
Scientists have shed new light on how the network of gatekeepers that controls the traffic in and out of plant cells works, which they think is key to develop food crops with bigger yields and greater ability to cope with extreme environments. (2020-06-12)
Nature provides roadmap to potential breakthroughs in solar energy technology
As policymakers increasingly turn toward science in addressing global climate change, one Michigan State University scientist is looking to nature to develop the next generation of solar energy technology. (2020-06-11)
New nanodevice could use solar energy to produce hydrogen
Amsterdam, June 9, 2020 - Solar energy is considered by some to be the ultimate solution to address the current energy crisis and global warming and the environmental crises brought about by excessive consumption of fossil fuels. (2020-06-09)
Showtime for photosynthesis
Using a unique combination of nanoscale imaging and chemical analysis, an international team of researchers has revealed a key step in the molecular mechanism behind the water splitting reaction of photosynthesis, a finding that could help inform the design of renewable energy technology. (2020-06-04)
Climate change will turn coastal Antarctica green, say scientists
Scientists have created the first ever large-scale map of microscopic algae as they bloomed across the surface of snow along the Antarctic Peninsula coast. (2020-05-20)
Fire aerosols decrease global terrestrial ecosystem productivity through changing climate
Cooling, drying, and light attenuation are major impacts of fire aerosols on the global terrestrial ecosystem productivity. (2020-05-20)
NASA's Curiosity rover finds clues to chilly ancient Mars buried in rocks
By studying the chemical elements on Mars today -- including carbon and oxygen -- scientists can work backwards to piece together the history of a planet that once had the conditions necessary to support life. (2020-05-19)
Formate dehydrogenase reduces carbon dioxide to formic acid
The group clarified for the first time whether formate dehydrogenase reduces carbon dioxide, biocarbonate ion, or carbonate ion to formic acid. (2020-05-18)
Marine waste management: Recycling efficiency by marine microbes
It was only relatively recently that tiny, single-celled thaumarchaea were discovered to exist and thrive in the pelagic ocean, where their population size of roughly 1028 (10 billion quintillion) cells makes them one of the most abundant organisms on our planet. (2020-05-12)
Photosynthesis in a droplet
Researchers develop an artificial chloroplast. (2020-05-11)
Highly efficient hydrogen gas production using sunlight, water and hematite
Hydrogen is a possible next generation energy solution, and it can be produced from sunlight and water using photocatalysts. (2020-05-07)
Synthetic chloroplast enables light-powered CO2 fixation in artificial biological systems
Combining microfluidics and the natural photosynthetic membranes from spinach plants, researchers have developed 'synthetic chloroplasts,' which are capable of mimicking complex and life-like photosynthetic processes, a new study reports. (2020-05-07)
Arizona State University scientists rewire photosynthesis to fuel our future
Hydrogen is an essential commodity with over 60 million tons produced globally every year. (2020-05-06)
Scientists take a step closer to heat-tolerant wheat
Researchers working on molecular-level responses in crops have taken a step closer to their goal of producing heat-tolerant wheat. (2020-05-04)
Iron deficiency in corals?
When iron is limited, the microalgae that live within coral cells change how they take in other trace metals, which could have cascading effects on vital biological functions and perhaps exacerbate the effects of climate change on corals. (2020-04-23)
No time to waste to avoid future food shortages
Plant scientists are working on improving photosynthesis on different fronts, from finding crop varieties that need less water, to tweaking parts of the process in order to capture more carbon dioxide and sunlight to ensure future global food security. (2020-04-23)
KIST develops low-price, high-efficiency catalyst that converts CO2 into chemicals
The Korea Institute of Science and Technology(KIST) announced that a research team, led by Dr. (2020-04-20)
HKU study unlocks the secret of corals' tolerance to climate change: Their diet
Researchers at School of Biological Sciences and Swire Institute of Marine Science, The University of Hong Kong have developed a new method for determining what corals eat, and demonstrated that reliance on certain nutritional sources underpins their bleaching susceptibility in warming oceans. (2020-04-15)
Nature: Don't hope mature forests to soak up carbon dioxide emissions
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is sometimes described as ''food for plants'' as it is the key ingredient in plant photosynthesis. (2020-04-15)
Precipitation will be essential for plants to counteract global warming
A new Columbia Engineering study shows that increased water stress--higher frequency of drought due to higher temperatures, is going to constrain the phenological cycle: in effect, by shutting down photosynthesis, it will generate a lower carbon uptake at the end of the season, thus contributing to increased global warming. (2020-04-13)
Discovery of a mechanism plants use to toggle on photosynthesis chosen by top journal
A research team led by a Washington State University professor has developed a new tool to study how lipids interact with proteins in plants to help understand how photosynthesis happens. (2020-04-10)
Mutation reduces energy waste in plants
In a way, plants are energy wasters: in order to protect themselves from excessive electron transport, they continuously quench light energy and don't use it for photosynthesis and biomass production. (2020-04-08)
Don't look to mature forests to soak up carbon dioxide emissions
Research published today in Nature suggests mature forests are limited in their ability to absorb 'extra' carbon as atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations increase. (2020-04-08)
Tiny marine organisms as the key to global cycles
Marine microorganisms play a very important role in global cycles such as of the uptake of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. (2020-04-06)
The ocean's 'biological pump' captures more carbon than expected
Scientists have long known that the ocean plays an essential role in capturing carbon from the atmosphere, but a new study from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) shows that the efficiency of the ocean's 'biological carbon pump' has been drastically underestimated, with implications for future climate assessments. (2020-04-06)
An all-organic proton battery energized for sustainable energy storage
Sustainable energy storage is in great demand. Researchers at Uppsala University have therefore developed an all-organic proton battery that can be charged in a matter of seconds. (2020-04-02)
Flooding stunted 2019 cropland growing season, resulting in more atmospheric CO2
A new Caltech-JPL study determines the impact of the severe 2019 floods, and offers scientists a new tool for measuring regional-scale carbon dioxide absorption by plants. (2020-03-31)
Even bacteria need their space: Squished cells may shut down photosynthesis
Introverts take heart: When cells, like some people, get too squished, they can go into defense mode, even shutting down photosynthesis. (2020-03-23)
Open sesame: Micro RNAs regulate plant pores
Environmental cues prompt small RNA segments to regulate the development and distribution of tiny pores involved in photosynthesis in plants. (2020-03-19)
Nature-inspired green energy technology clears important development hurdle
A new material design has put the long-sought idea of using artificial photosynthesis to generate renewable fuel within reach (2020-03-19)
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