photosynthesis

New clues could help scientists harness the power of photosynthesis

Posted in Science on 9th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

"There is intense interest in creating artificial photosynthesis as an alternative energy source"

Chemists devise technology that could transform solar energy storage

Posted in Science on 21st Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

A new technology developed by chemists at UCLA is capable of storing solar energy for up to several weeks.

Artificial photosynthesis may help to solve carbon emissions problem

Posted in Science on 18th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

A new system, made out of nanowires and bacteria, that can capture CO2 emissions before they are vented into the atmosphere.

To Feed the World, We May Need to Hack Photosynthesis

Posted in Science on 29th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

In the past decades, yield improvements have slowed as crops have reached their biological limits. If we are to continue hastening growth, crop breeding might not be enough.

Bionic leaf: using bacteria to convert solar energy into fuel

Posted in Science on 9th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

Harvesting sunlight is a trick plants mastered more than a billion years ago, using solar energy to feed themselves from the air and water through photosynthesis.