Since seeing his first diatom arrangement—an intricate pattern of algae crafted by German microscopist J.D. Möller—Matthew Killip has been enthralled with the Victorian art form. “I love seeing the hand of man display the work of nature so beautifully,” he says. Continue reading Secretive Victorian Artists Made These Intricate Patterns Out of Diatom
The Bering Sea is no stranger to phytoplankton blooms, such as this late-summer event off the coast of Alaska.
On September 4, 2014, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite Continue reading Incredible Images Of Huge Algae Blooms Off The Alaskan Coast
A genetically engineered tobacco plant, developed with two genes from blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), holds promise for improving the yields of many food crops.
Plants photosynthesize – convert carbon dioxide, water and light into oxygen and sucrose, a sugar used for energy and for building new plant tissue – but cyanobacteria can perform photosynthesis significantly more quickly than many crops can. Continue reading Plant engineered for more efficient photosynthesis
Israel’s Algatechnologies, a rapidly growing biotechnology company, specializing in the commercial cultivation of microalgae for food, medicines and cosmetics, will invest $17 million to double the production of its natural Continue reading Algatechnologies To Spend $17 Mill On More Astaxanthin