How a biofriendly fertilizer could offer a greener way to grow plants

Harvard scientists are teaming up with sustainability officers and landscaping experts to test a new fertilizer that won’t wash into water supplies.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
Sept. 24, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  science-technology  chemistry  sustainability  bacteria  fas  daniel-nocera  office-for-sustainability  caitlin-mcdermott-murphy-climate-change  dilek-dogutan  harvard-landscaping-services  landscaping  paif  paul-smith  photosynthesis  presidents-administrative-innovation-fund  quentin-gilly  undergraduate-research

Yeast is getting a boost from solar power

Harvard researchers have started to combine bacteria with semiconductor technology that, similar to solar panels on a roof, harvests energy from light and, when coupled to the microbes’ surface, boosts their biosynthetic potential.

Benjamin Boettner • harvard
Nov. 29, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  science-technology  bioengineering  john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  seas  daniel-nocera  harvards-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering  junling-guo  miguel-suastegui  neel-joshi  solar-power  yeast

Yeast is getting a boost from solar power

Harvard researchers have started to combine bacteria with semiconductor technology that, similar to solar panels on a roof, harvests energy from light and, when coupled to the microbes’ surface, boosts their biosynthetic potential.

Benjamin Boettner • harvard
Nov. 29, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  science-technology  bioengineering  john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  seas  daniel-nocera  harvards-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering  junling-guo  miguel-suastegui  neel-joshi  solar-power  yeast

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