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 | Sept. 24, 2019 | harvard
~8 mins   

Tags: science-technology bacteria caitlin-mcdermott-murphy-climate-change chemistry daniel-nocera dilek-dogutan fas harvard-landscaping-services landscaping office-for-sustainability paif paul-smith photosynthesis presidents-administrative-innovation-fund quentin-gilly sustainability 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 | Nov. 29, 2018 | harvard
~7 mins   

Tags: science-technology bioengineering daniel-nocera harvards-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences junling-guo miguel-suastegui neel-joshi seas 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 | Nov. 29, 2018 | harvard
~7 mins   

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

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