Now, derive electricity from photosynthesis

 Researchers have developed micro-photosynthetic cell technology that can harness electrical power from photosynthesis and respiration of blue-green algae.

Algae to clean up oil refinery waste water

 Microalgae can be successfully harnessed to clean waste water from industry, say researchers who are growing microalgae in a 5,000 litre photobioreactor at a Chevron oil refinery in Hawaii.

Haryana Minister finds 'algae, silt, rust' in water tanks at Civil Secretariat ​

Continuing with his surprise checks, Health Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday inspected the overhead water tanks installed at Haryana Civil Secretariat here and directed the concerned officers to take samples of water after he found "algae, silt and layers of rust" in them.

Soon, natural sunscreen lotion derived from algae

With health risks associated with some commercially available sunscreen lotions coming to the fore, scientists have now turned to components found in algae in a bid to provide natural options.

Algae, quinoa, legumes are most popular protein substitutes

 Algae, quinoa, legumes have emerged as most popular alternate protein choices.

DARPA to terraform Mars with human-engineered organisms

US defense scientists are planning to use genetically engineered algae, bacteria and plants to radically transform the climate of Mars and terraform it into an Earth-like planet.

New method to convert algal oil to jet fuel

Japanese researchers have developed a new method of converting squalene, which is produced by microalgae, to gasoline and jet fuel.

Now, see up to 50m in darkness with these night vision eye-drops

Scared of the dark? Fear not as scientists have now created night vision eye drops, which enables one to see up to 50m in the dark.

Algal species help corals survive in extreme heat

A new species of algae has been discovered in the coral reefs of the Persian Gulf that helps corals to survive seawater temperatures of up to 36 degrees Celsius.

Scientists produce malaria vaccine from algae

Researchers have developed a new candidate for malaria vaccine with the help of algae-produced malaria parasite protein.

Algae may harbor malaria cure

A team of scientists has produced malaria vaccine candidate from algae that prevents transmission of the malaria parasite from host to mosquito.

Scientists produce two bio-fuels from single algae

A common algae commercially grown to make fish food holds promise as a source for both bio-diesel and jet fuel, a study says.

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.