Algae and Jellyfishes attack on nuclear power plants could increase

Nuclear power plants increasingly face a new enemy: the humble jellyfish.

These aquatic animals—and algae and other plants—get caught in and block the cooling water intake pipes of nuclear power plants, preventing nuclear Continue reading Algae and Jellyfishes attack on nuclear power plants could increase

DOE BETO awards $10M to 7 advanced biofuels projects

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has selected seven projects to receive up to $10 million to support innovative technologies and solutions to help advance the development of advanced biofuels, including bugaboo and drop-in hydrocarbons.

The Bioenergy Technologies Office is Continue reading DOE BETO awards $10M to 7 advanced biofuels projects

Solar-powered slug absorbs algae DNA, reveals possibilities for gene therapy

Those with color blindness, sickle cell anemia or Down syndrome must live their entire lives with their affliction encoded in their genes. But that fate may change, thanks to a green slug in Massachusetts shaped like a leaf. Continue reading Solar-powered slug absorbs algae DNA, reveals possibilities for gene therapy