Is Spirulina Furniture the Future of Interior Decor?

Spirulina makes for a surprisingly chic interior decoration—that is, if you have an eye for aesthetic algae like designers Jacob Douenias and Ethan Frier. In Livings Things, installed at the Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art in Pittsburgh, the recent Carnegie-Mellon Continue reading Is Spirulina Furniture the Future of Interior Decor?

App will show level of algae in water

WASHINGTON — The same technology that allows you to consult your phone to figure out when a big storm is moving in could soon help you decide the best places to fish and swim.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is using satellite technology for an app it’s developing that’s aimed at helping both water-quality managers Continue reading App will show level of algae in water

New evidence indicates that microalgae in Caribbean came from the Pacific; could do long-term damage

University of Delaware’s Daniel “Tye” Pettay reports new evidence that Symbiodinium trenchii (S. trenchii), a stress-tolerant zooxanthellae alga found in coral communities across the Greater Caribbean, is actually an introduced species from the Indio-Pacific Ocean. Continue reading New evidence indicates that microalgae in Caribbean came from the Pacific; could do long-term damage

Undergrads experience the rewards of research

Sanjin Mehic’s parents left everything behind when they fled the genocide, mass rapes, and repeated shellings of war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina for the quieter streets of San Jose, Calif.

His father, a businessman and economist, got a job painting cars in an auto body shop. His mother studied English and found work as an account manager in the biotech industry. Continue reading Undergrads experience the rewards of research