USU tests algae simulation around the world

USU tests algae simulation around the world

Biplab Das writes in NatureAsia that researchers from Utah State University (USU) have developed a model that simulates algae growth and their lipid productivity at various global locations using…

NSW looks toward aquatic cultivation

NSW looks toward aquatic cultivation

Jamie Radford writes in the Illawarra Mercury that Pia Winberg, from the University of Wollongong, believes that the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia (NSW) is in an ideal position to become a world leader in aquatic…

Spirulina tests effective against pancreatic cancer

A recently published Spirulina study is showing optimism for the alga’s potentially strong anti-cancer effects. The study, titled “Anti-cancer effects of blue-green alga Spirulina platensis, a natural source of bilirubin-like…

Algae can switch quantum coherence on and off

Algae can switch quantum coherence on and off

A University of New South Wales (UNSW)-led team of researchers has discovered how algae that survive in very low levels of light are able to switch on and off a weird quantum phenomenon that occurs during…

Algae treating ammonium in agri-food waste

The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Neiker-Tecnalia, has confirmed the capacity of Chlamydomonas acidophila microalgae to absorb ammoniacal nitrogen present in the effluent…

OMEGA system tests for marine animal durability

OMEGA system tests for marine animal durability

Much has been written about the innovative Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae (OMEGA) developed by NASA scientists for deployment on water. OMEGA, an integrated aquatic system to produce…

How algae evolved into green plants — new research

How algae evolved into green plants — new research

In Phys.Org, Yu Yonehara notes the breakthrough research from the Tokyo Institute of Technology on the connection between early marine algae and the development of terrestrial life: “The colonisation of…