Discovering algae’s suicidal tendencies

Discovering algae’s suicidal tendencies

The question of why an individual would actively kill itself has been an evolutionary mystery. Death could hardly provide a fitness advantage to the dying individual. However, a new study has found…

Algae 101: Part 71

Algae 101: Part 71

The 2013 Algae Industry Magazine “Best Writing” series includes considerable ink intended to make millions think. Our popular Algae101 blogger, Mark Edwards has chosen deserving sources that advance our algae industry. The year 2013 produced…

Bringing algae into the data center

Bringing algae into the data center

Data centers are the backbone of our modern information society. Without secure data center infrastructures, not only would every economic circuit collapse, but public order would as well. However, data centers continue to be energy consumers…

NREL increases hydrogen production from algae

NREL increases hydrogen production from algae

Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated that just two of six iron-sulfur-containing ferredoxins in a representative species of algae…

Using diatoms to protect grain exports

Using diatoms to protect grain exports

University of Adelaide researchers are using nanotechnology and the fossils of diatoms to develop a novel chemical-free and resistance-free way of protecting stored grain from insects…

Space Florida researching algae cultivation prospects on Mars

Space Florida researching algae cultivation prospects on Mars

Matthew Richardson of the Orlando Business Journal writes that deep within the Space Life Science Lab near Florida’s Kennedy Space Center is a Mars simulation chamber, high-tech plant incubators…