Watch out! Bacteria can see like human beings

Synechocystis - the species used in the study - is found naturally in freshwater lakes and rivers. 

Feb 10, 2016, 15:01 PM IST

Indian-origin engineer discovers new green power source

Researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist have developed a novel technology that harnesses electrical energy from blue-green algae that could be used to power cell phones and computers in future.

Nov 25, 2015, 18:21 PM IST

Oxygen in ocean spread much earlier than previously thought

Iron-bearing rocks that formed at the ocean floor 3.2 billion years ago carry unmistakable evidence of oxygen, much earlier than previous discoveries reported, a new research has found.

Oct 07, 2015, 16:34 PM IST

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.

Sep 22, 2015, 16:23 PM IST

Climate change could alter key ocean bacteria : Study

Climate change could put a type of oceanic bacteria into evolutionary overdrive in a way that could pose a threat to its long-term survivability and its important role in the food chain, according to a study published on Tuesday.

Sep 02, 2015, 00:30 AM IST

Manipulating circadian clock to deliver drugs 'on time'

Scientists have developed a novel way to harness the circadian clock and intend to use the method some day to deliver targeted drugs and cure jet lag.

Jun 14, 2015, 15:10 PM IST
First X-ray portraits of living bacteria captured

First X-ray portraits of living bacteria captured

In a first step toward possible X-ray exploration of processes that are important to biology, human health and our environment, researchers have captured the first X-ray portraits of living bacteria.

Feb 12, 2015, 14:26 PM IST

Earth breathed first 3 billion years ago!

It was generally believed that cyanobacteria, the blue-green algae, that evolved photosynthesis appeared 2.5 billion years ago when the `Great Oxidation Event` (a spike in oxygen levels) happened.

Mar 24, 2014, 23:44 PM IST

How oxygen came into existence on earth

One of science`s greatest mysteries is how and when oxygenic photosynthesis-the process responsible for producing oxygen on Earth through the splitting of water molecules-first began.

Jun 27, 2013, 18:49 PM IST

Global warming affecting lakes worldwide

Global warming, a major concern for the various water resources of the world, is also causing harm to the globe`s freshwater lakes, a new study has warned.

Jul 17, 2012, 17:05 PM IST

Global warming spurs spread of toxic bugs: Study

Global warming may be spurring the spread of Cyanobacteria, one of the most primitive of bugs, while causing them to produce greater amounts of toxins.

Jul 04, 2012, 17:26 PM IST

NASA`s research could help humans colonize space

NASA is funding a new research project which may help humans move one step closer to colonizing space.

Jul 24, 2011, 13:07 PM IST