Solar fuels as generated by nature

For over three billion years, nature has been using sunlight as its primary energy source in photosynthesis. In the course of this process, plants, algae and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) use sunlight to split water and produce energy-rich chemical compounds from carbon dioxide (CO2). The end product is carbohydrates which, in nature, act as solar fuels in the living cell… Continue reading Solar fuels as generated by nature

Seaweed Supports Students in National Science Foundation Research Program

This is a story about a wonderful synergy between college students, life at marine labs, and research opportunities. 

Students at many stages in their careers come from all over the world to UW’s Friday Harbor Labs, to take courses, work as an assistant for a scientist,… Continue reading Seaweed Supports Students in National Science Foundation Research Program