Green algae grows in this bioreactor. Bioreactors are steady-state mixed tanks that keep organisms in permanent exponential growth while continuously diluting with nutrient-rich broth and removing both cells and reaction products… Continue reading MIT Teaches the Analysis of Biomolecular and Cellular Systems
Debris from forests that washes into freshwater lakes supplements the diets of microscopic zooplankton and the fish that feed off them – creating larger and stronger fish, new research shows.
The researchers warn that, as forests are eroded through human activities… Continue reading Forest debris aids fish
Can biology and architecture come together to create new and compelling forms and functions? We’ve seen concepts before like biomemetic architecture, responsive “genetic” architecture, and even “mycotecture” using mushrooms to build strong structures… Continue reading Bio-digital, interactive Urban Algae Canopy produces a small forest’s worth of oxygen
During a three week field trip, ecologists studied an entire glacier and found that microbes drastically reduce surface reflectivity and have an impact on the amount of sunlight that is reflected into space… Continue reading Watermelon Snow: The Secret Impact Of Microbes On Climate Change Models
Much has been written about the innovative Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae (OMEGA) developed by NASA scientists for deployment on water.
OMEGA, an integrated aquatic system to produce biofuels, treat and recycle… Continue reading OMEGA system tests for marine animal durability
Four years after the first optimistic calculations, the experimental cultivation of algae at Wageningen University in the Netherlands appears to be meeting expectations. Production costs have been more than halved, while the profit made on some… Continue reading Algae cultivation making headway at Wageningen
Algae and bacteria are the fastest growing organisms on our planet. A single algae cell can produce over one million daughter cells in one day. Is this fast enough? All algae producers are limited by sustainable biomass accumulation. Growth rates impact both capital and operational costs… Continue reading Does Biostimulation Accelerate Algae Growth?
The sight of algae suspended in seemingly putrid water, be it in an untended swimming pool or the edge of a lake, is sure to make one wince. But if this water is transferred to a beaker and used to extract oil, it is capable of running a car… Continue reading Microalgae magic: Small wonder
KEELUNG – The opening ceremony of World Oceans Day kicked off at the National Museum of Marine Science and Technology in the city of Keelung in Taiwan on Sunday morning with carnival performance, algae science exhibition, and food fair. The World Oceans Days is an annual event officially recognized by the United… Continue reading Celebrating World Oceans Day: Museum Promotes Algae Science
Misunderstood Microbes: In a culture seemingly gripped by an antibacterial fervor, where the very mention of a microbe might bring a handshake to a grinding halt, perhaps we should think again about the zeitgeist that vilifies these microorganisms… Continue reading Bacteria, Eelgrass, and Harmful Algal Blooms: Understanding the Relationship