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Flickering light could one day be a powerful neurological switch for brain disorders — if scientists can learn how to harness it properly

[USA] One of the major goals of neuroscience is to be able to switch brain cells on and off in a non-invasive way. It could help patients Continue reading Flickering light could one day be a powerful neurological switch for brain disorders — if scientists can learn how to harness it properly

Who tried to save the world in 2015? The coolest developments in greentech this year

[Global] Biofuels, bioplastics, Moss-based drugs and algae for food. All of these are pioneering areas of GreenTech progress this year. So what are the major developments in this forward-thinking field? Continue reading Who tried to save the world in 2015? The coolest developments in greentech this year

Will we soon spot Little Green PLANTS in space? Light from our closest star Alpha Centauri could reveal signs of alien life on its planets

[EU] Astronomers have found pigments in plants reflect light in distinctive ways. By looking for these distinct fingerprints in light from stars it may reveal planets that have organisms on their surface capable of Continue reading Will we soon spot Little Green PLANTS in space? Light from our closest star Alpha Centauri could reveal signs of alien life on its planets

Global Climate Change and Red Seaweed Production in China

Gracilariopsis lemaneiformis or red seaweed is used throughout Asia for various purposes and is one of the most important aquaculture species in China, which in that country is cultivated for its high-quality raw agar. At its culture site… Continue reading Global Climate Change and Red Seaweed Production in China

Algae ‘see’ a wide range of light

[1st, May 2014] Aquatic algae can sense an unexpectedly wide range of color, allowing them to sense and adapt to changing light conditions in lakes and oceans. The study by researchers at UC Davis was published earlier this year in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences… Continue reading Algae ‘see’ a wide range of light