Photosynthesis

Artificial photosynthesis system may lead to greener plastics

Artificial photosynthesis system may lead to greener plastics

Ethylene, which is the building block of polyethylene, is an important chemical feedstock produced in large quantities for manufacturing plastics, rubber and fibres.
 

Nov 29, 2017, 20:15 PM IST
Photosynthesis inspires scientists to convert sunlight-induced CO2 into solar fuel!

Photosynthesis inspires scientists to convert sunlight-induced CO2 into solar fuel!

 Even though, previously, researchers had successfully managed to implement similar operations, they couldn't be realized due to unavailability of proper resources.

Apr 30, 2017, 09:52 AM IST
Scientists create artificial photosynthesis to turn carbon dioxide into clean air and fuel

Scientists create artificial photosynthesis to turn carbon dioxide into clean air and fuel

Researchers have found a way to trigger a chemical reaction in a synthetic material called metal-organic frameworks (MOF) that breaks down carbon dioxide into harmless organic materials.

Apr 26, 2017, 20:04 PM IST
Global warming could cause fall in oxygen on Earth, mass mortality: Study

Global warming could cause fall in oxygen on Earth, mass mortality: Study

According to researchers, falling oxygen levels caused by global warming could be a greater threat to the survival of life on Earth than flooding.

Dec 02, 2015, 13:41 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
Power plant: World's first electronic 'cyborg' rose is finally here!

Power plant: World's first electronic 'cyborg' rose is finally here!

World's first cyborg rose is finally here!

Nov 24, 2015, 22:27 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

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
Plants use less water than previously assumed

Plants use less water than previously assumed

Plants use less water than earlier studies had indicated and freshwater passes more rapidly through soil than previously thought, new research using NASA satellite shows.

Sep 04, 2015, 17:56 PM IST
'Artificial leaf' powered by solar energy to run future communities

'Artificial leaf' powered by solar energy to run future communities

Researchers at Monash University in Melbourne have formulated a solar-powered device that replicates the photosynthesis process that plants and bacteria follow.

Aug 20, 2015, 14:45 PM IST
Fossil fuel burning threatens radiocarbon dating: Study

Fossil fuel burning threatens radiocarbon dating: Study

Emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are threatening the effectiveness of the radiocarbon dating technique that has been used for decades to accurately calculate the age of a wide range of artefacts, says a new study.

Jul 22, 2015, 12:49 PM IST

'Vampire' plants good for food chain: Study

 Parasitic "vampire" plants that attach onto and derive nutrients from another living plant may benefit the abundance and diversity of surrounding vegetation and animal life, reveals a new study.

Jun 05, 2015, 18:19 PM IST
US researchers advance artificial photosynthesis

US researchers advance artificial photosynthesis

US researchers have created a hybrid system of semiconducting nanowires and bacteria to mimic the natural photosynthetic process, an advancement they believe could be a potentially game-changing breakthrough.

Apr 24, 2015, 14:49 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

Scientists closer to making fuel from water and sun

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have moved one step closer to turning water and sunlight into sustainable fuel by successfully replicating a crucial step in photosynthesis.

Dec 03, 2014, 18:34 PM IST
Future air quality may put plants at risk

Future air quality may put plants at risk

By 2050, cumulative exposure to ozone during the summer will be high enough to damage vegetation, estimates an international research team. (13:30)

Nov 07, 2014, 14:28 PM IST

`Semi-artificial leaf` shows faster photosynthesis than natural counterpart

Scientists have developed a novel method that allowed them to successfully hack into Gmail with up to 92 per cent accuracy.

Aug 22, 2014, 19:25 PM IST

Spinach may help convert sunlight into clean alternative fuel

Popeye`s favourite snack spinach, which gave the cartoon character super strength, also has the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel.

Jul 24, 2014, 13:37 PM IST

First ever pic of `photosynthesis in action` revealed

A new study has shown the first snapshots of photosynthesis in action as it splits water into protons, electrons and oxygen, the process that maintains Earth`s oxygen atmosphere.

Jul 10, 2014, 13:29 PM IST

Satellite technology to measure plant energy activity

In what could provide an improved tool to evaluate the productivity of the breadbaskets of the world - such as the Indo-Gangetic plain, scientists have for the first time made use of satellite technology to measure photosynthetic activity as it occurs around the planet.

Mar 25, 2014, 19:40 PM IST