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The Force behind bioluminescence: Study uses algal cells to ‘shed light’ on sensing mechanical forces

Algae are known to congregate and bloom in massive numbers, covering patches of the ocean in thick red and brown blotches. Some of these “red tide” events create dazzling nighttime light shows of blue-green bioluminescence resulting from the force generated by Continue reading The Force behind bioluminescence: Study uses algal cells to ‘shed light’ on sensing mechanical forces

The Top 10 Most Innovative Algae-Powered Designs

Algae is blessed with qualities such as bioluminescence—the ability to glow in the dark—and photosynthesis, which is a process used by plant life that converts solar energy into chemical energy, the latter of which can be Continue reading The Top 10 Most Innovative Algae-Powered Designs