A carnivorous plant that is turning vegetarian
A carnivorous plant that is turning vegetarian

If you think that only humans are turning vegetarian, here is a new study that has found certain carnivorous plants are also becoming vegetarians.

Japanese firm eyes algae-based shampoo

Japanese household goods maker Kao Corp. may soon be using algae to produce cleansing agents for its products, specifically shampoo, media reported Sunday.

Indian-origin researcher in US unveils robot for port scan

A low-cost football-sized robot has been developed by an Indian-origin researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in US to perform underwater ultrasound scan at ports to spot concealed contrabands.

Ocean life may help bring rain, snow

Giving a new spin to how rain occurs, scientists believe a lot of the organic matter in clouds is released into the air by breaking waves in the ocean.

Algae biofuel can help meet world energy needs

Microalgae-based biofuel has the potential to quench a sizable chunk of the world`s energy demands, scientists say.

Algae a viable source to produce cheaper biofuel

At a time when scientists the world over are experimenting with making cheaper alternative energies for our future, a team of scientists has invented a new technology that increases the odds of helping algae-based biofuels cross the gap and come closer to reality.

New technique to track algae developed

Scientists have developed a new technique to detect and monitor algae in aquatic systems.

Now, food helmet that keeps you alive by feeding you algae

Two artists have developed a suit that grows food while the person donning it, goes about their daily routine.

Algae could make Australia `rich with oil`: Study

Australia could become a major oil exporter like the Middle East if it starts farming native algae, claims a new study.

Algae could be fuel for your car in the future

A scientist, who is working to find an alternative for oil, has placed his bets on algae to become the fuel of the future.

China`s biggest ever algal bloom turns Yellow sea green

China’s Yellow sea has been hit by the largest ever growth of alga with vast waves of green growth washing onto it shores. It is the largest ever recorded Algal bloom recorded in China.

Algae being engineered to make `wonder material` for biofuels

Scientists behind a new project believed that they have reached an advanced stage in their effort to turn algae into solar-powered factories for producing the "wonder material" nanocellulose.

Overgrown algae smothering coral reef

Overfishing and nitrate pollution can destroy coral reefs by allowing an overgrowth of algae that can choke off oxygen and disrupt helpful bacteria.

Coral reefs could be saved by improving water quality

Researchers have found that an imbalance of nutrients in reef waters can increase the bleaching susceptibility of reef corals.

Algae bloom kills nearly 1 mn fish in Gulf of Mexico

Algae bloom, known as red tide, has killed nearly 1 million fish in the Gulf of Mexico, official said.

Algae extract promotes good cholesterol

A researcher has found that an algal extract could become a key to regulating cardiovascular disease.

China looks at algae for oxygen in long space missions

Algae are a large and diverse group of simple, typically autotrophic organisms which are photosynthetic like plants, providing oxygen and food (protein).

Researchers find eco-friendly chemical for toxic algae control

Researchers have standardised a new, cheaper, eco-friendly process to deal with toxic marine algae.

Algae seen as cheapest bio-diesel source

Microalgae grown in wastewater has shown promise as a potential source of bio-diesel.

Algae can help in reducing carbon dioxide

The green slimy algae can play a major role in reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.