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Invasive plants species could be promoted as food

Invasive plants species could be promoted as food

Invasive plant species such as alligator weed, which threatens natural ecosystem, could be promoted as a food product to sustainably manage excessive growth of these alien invaders as well as strengthen food security, a new study has said.

DNA: Analysis of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant and nuclear power generation in India

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, beginning of golden future for India. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

Here comes a solar cell that functions like a plant

Here comes a solar cell that functions like a plant

A new solar cell has been developed by researchers that essentially works like a plant. This game-changing solar cell converts carbon dioxide into usable hydrocarbon fuel using only sunlight for energy.

Air pollution interacts with bees' ability to forage: Study

Air pollution interacts with bees' ability to forage: Study

A new study revealed that air pollution hampers with bees' ability to forage.

One trillion species on Earth and we know nothing

One trillion species on Earth and we know nothing

Biologists from Indiana University have combined microbial, plant and animal community datasets from government, academic and citizen science sources, resulting in the largest compilation of its kind.

Global plant growth not keeping pace with CO2 emissions

Global plant growth not keeping pace with CO2 emissions

The study found that global plant growth has indeed increased over the past 30 years, but not as much as expected given the change in atmospheric CO2 concentrations.

'Electronic' plants to herald new era for scientists

A team of Swedish researchers, by using living roses, has created analogue and digital electronic circuits inside living plants, calling them "electronic plants".

Ancient 'magic' plant to help grow food in space

Ancient 'magic' plant to help grow food in space

 A team of Australian scientists has discovered a gene in a "magical" plant that will open the door for space-based food production, especially during deeper human missions, including to Mars.

This molecular Swiss Army knife can boost biofuel output

Researchers have created a multifunctional hybrid protein that resembles a molecular Swiss Army knife in cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, organisms that have many potential uses for making green chemicals or biofuels.

New method can predict exact plant size

New method can predict exact plant size

Scientists have developed a new method which allows them to predict the final size of a plant while it is still a seedling -- a discovery that can significantly accelerate plant breeding programmes.

Mercedes-Benz India to start second plant soon

At present, the volume of the luxury segment was 1.5 per cent of the total car market in the country.