Swimming Algae Offer Penn Researchers Insights Into Living Fluid Dynamics

None of us would be alive if sperm cells didn’t know how to swim, or if the cilia in our lungs couldn’t prevent fluid buildup. But we know very little about the dynamics of so-called “living fluids,” those containing cells, microorganisms or other biological structures.

“Living fluids are found everywhere, from Continue reading Swimming Algae Offer Penn Researchers Insights Into Living Fluid Dynamics

Air Pollution Modelling Could Help Predict Algal Blooms

EU – Models that predict how nitrogen from the air is deposited in the sea could be useful in predicting algal blooms. Based on the knowledge that excess nitrogen increases algal growth rates, researchers simulated nitrogen deposition in the North Sea and suggested that, using predicted weather Continue reading Air Pollution Modelling Could Help Predict Algal Blooms

Algae-based Wastewater System in Development in Yarmouth

YARMOUTH – A Yarmouth man long involved in trying to solve the region’s water quality woes is moving forward on a pilot program in South Yarmouth that uses algae both to remove nutrients from wastewater and also to power the process. Continue reading Algae-based Wastewater System in Development in Yarmouth