Algae

Renewable, algae-based footwear developed

Renewable, algae-based footwear developed

Scientists are seeking to also make them "biodegradable," by chemically converting the algae oil into polyurethane in manner that will allow the carbon bonds to be degraded by microorganisms.

Oct 09, 2017, 18:57 PM IST
'Superalgae' to protect world's corals from bleaching

'Superalgae' to protect world's corals from bleaching

These micro-algae are called Symbiodinium, a genus of primary producers found in corals that are essential for reef health and, thereby, critical to ocean productivity, said researchers from University of New South Wales in Australia.

Jul 21, 2017, 18:15 PM IST

Omega-3 supplement may improve reading skills in kids

Children with attention problems, in particular, may be helped in their reading with the addition of these fatty acids, the study said.

Sep 15, 2016, 13:24 PM IST
Coral bleaching caught on camera for first time – Watch!

Coral bleaching caught on camera for first time – Watch!

 What's really interesting is just how quickly and violently the coral forcefully evicted its resident symbionts, says Brett Lewis.

Aug 16, 2016, 18:59 PM IST
Great Barrier Reef experiencing 'worst coral bleaching' in years

Great Barrier Reef experiencing 'worst coral bleaching' in years

Stud reveals Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching at 95 per cent in northern section.

Mar 29, 2016, 19:22 PM IST

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.

Oct 03, 2015, 16:07 PM IST

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.

Sep 26, 2015, 19:04 PM IST

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.

Aug 04, 2015, 20:28 PM IST

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.

Jul 30, 2015, 13:38 PM IST

Algae, quinoa, legumes are most popular protein substitutes

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

Jul 14, 2015, 20:09 PM IST

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.

Jun 28, 2015, 18:34 PM IST

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.

Jun 17, 2015, 13:08 PM IST

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.

Mar 30, 2015, 16:46 PM IST

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.

Mar 01, 2015, 16:28 PM IST

Scientists produce malaria vaccine from algae

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

Feb 19, 2015, 19:23 PM IST

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.

Feb 19, 2015, 12:21 PM IST

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.

Jan 29, 2015, 13:13 PM IST
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.

Dec 21, 2014, 14:56 PM IST

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.

Oct 19, 2014, 21:48 PM IST

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.

Sep 27, 2014, 21:17 PM IST