Clear solar panels could power future greenhouses

The next generation of greenhouses may be fully solar-powered, researchers say. But it might not work as well in chillier climates.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Feb. 7, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment energy photosynthesis plants renewable-energy

Fake photosynthesis turns CO2 into ‘green methane’

An artificial photosynthesis panel could use sunlight and water to convert carbon dioxide from smokestacks into usable "green methane."

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan | Jan. 13, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment carbon-dioxide methane nanotechnology photosynthesis sunlight

Electron ‘track switch’ sheds light on photosynthesis

Like a train that always goes right at a switch in the tracks, electrons always go one way in photosynthesis. Now researchers have flipped the direction.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL | Jan. 3, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology bacteria electrons light photosynthesis plants

How diatoms grab sunlight could lead to better biofuels

The way diatoms—algae that produces 20% of the Earth's oxygen—harness solar energy could lead to cheaper, more efficient biofuels.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology algae fossil-fuels photosynthesis renewable-fuels

Sun-loving microbe chows down on electricity for fuel

New research pinpoints the cellular processes that allow certain bacteria to "eat" electricity to fuel their growth.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL | March 29, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology bacteria carbon-dioxide electricity photosynthesis

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