Ever since a highway construction crew in Chile uncovered a fossil graveyard of some 40 prehistoric whales in 2010, with skeletons dating back more than five million years, scientists have wondered why so many giant animals died in one place… Continue reading Tiny Algae Responsible for Mysterious Fossil Whale Graveyard?
When we think of futuristic fashion, our minds often lean toward the minimalist designs of Star Trek or Tron. But maybe what we wear in the future will have more to do with what we eat than what we want to look like… Continue reading Algae suit generates food to feed your constant hunger
A report out today from the National Research Council (NRC) of the U.S. National Academies says that large-scale production of biofuels from algae is untenable with existing technology, as it would require the use of too much water, energy, and fertilizer. To improve Continue reading Large-Scale Algae Biofuels Currently Unsustainable, New Report Concludes
[USA] The geneticist and entrepreneur hopes to use synthetic biology to transform microscopic algae into cells that eat up carbon dioxide, spit out oil and provide meals. Continue reading Can algae feed the world and fuel the planet? A Q&A with Craig Venter
[USA] University of Texas plant physiologist Jerry Brand has spent the past decade lovingly tending the world’s largest collection of pond scum. Continue reading Pond scum gets its moment in the limelight