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Simple coating to keep you car clean for ages


July 20th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, July 20 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new coating that has many potential applications - keeping your car and mobile phones clean for ages and aircraft that need less ... Read more...

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Plastic waste in ocean can harm environment, says study


April 26th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Tonnes of plastic waste that are shoved into the ocean could impact the environment, says a case study.Working on a research sailboat gliding over the Pacific ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Alga blooming in Antarctica can be seen from space


March 6th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Mar 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian scientists have produced images from space which shows giant algae floating on the surface of Antarctica. It is not clear how the algae got there but ... Read more...

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Algae emerges as promising alternative to fossil fuels


January 11th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Microalgae is emerging as a promising alternative to fossil fuels whose consumption is worsening atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. Johannes A. Lercher and his team at the ... Read more...

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The world now has 8.7 mn species


August 24th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) The natural world now contains about 8.7 million species, says a new report described by scientists as the "most accurate ever".However, the vast majority of species ... Read more...

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Algae genes could restore sight in blind


April 14th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Blind people may regain their sight thanks to a light sensitive gene taken from algae.Chemists believe they may be able to replace damaged cells in the ... Read more...

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Millions of dead fish found in California marina


March 10th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 10 (IANS/EFE) Millions of dead fish were found in a marina in Los Angeles, California, a media report said.Authorities were trying hard to clean up the area ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Now, cheap, efficient method to convert algae into renewable fuel


March 6th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): University of Arkansas researchers have developed a method for converting common algae into butanol-a renewable fuel that can be used in existing combustible engines."We can make cars go. ... Read more...

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UK company claims it can ‘grow diesel’


March 1st, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 01 (ANI): A Massachusetts company, Joule Unlimited, has claimed that it can produce diesel using the same ingredients that make grass grow.A biotechnology company, based in Cambridge, has created ... Read more...

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Algae seen as cheapest, greenest bio-diesel source


February 18th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Microalgae grown in wastewater has shown promise as a potential source of bio-diesel. It could be the cheapest and the greenest source ever.The project is doubly "green" because ... Read more...

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Researchers create biodiesel from microalgae grown in wastewater


February 18th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are developing biodiesel from wastewater microalgae.Algae are cheaper and faster to grow than corn and they are much simpler organisms.They use photosynthesis ... Read more...

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Overuse leading to decline in world’s phosphorus stock


February 15th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A team of researchers has warned that overuse of phosphorus in the industrialized world may lead to global phosphorus stock getting depleted forever.Stephen Carpenter of the University of ... Read more...

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Mechanism that controls 24-hour clock of all forms of life discovered


January 27th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the mechanism that controls the internal 24-hour clock of all forms of life from human cells to algae.Not only does the research provide important insight ... Read more...

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Freezable fruit fly created to extend organ donor shelf life


August 20th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): A team of Rutgers-Camden biologists is working to engineer cold tolerant fruit flies and ultimately human cells within the next three years.The research breakthrough can be credited to ... Read more...

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Kanshi Ram memorial to get silicon coat


July 19th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) The barely one-year-old Rs.750 crore Kanshi Ram Memorial here is to be given a special silicon coat to provide a shield against seepage and discolouring of the ... Read more...

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Animal fat, algae could fuel US aircraft


July 15th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): The US military could use Algae, vegetable oil and animal fat to power its aircraft with the aim of reducing 20 billion dollars in fuel costs.According to ... Read more...

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Fishes too make wrong mating choices


July 1st, 2010 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) When fish, on the hunt for a mate, have their vision restricted by high levels of pollution or algae, they chose the first mate they find, a new ... Read more...

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Gray Whale Seen Near Dana Point Harbor


May 12th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri California, May 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Emancipated and apparently injured Gray whale was recently spotted in Dana Point Harbor and it resulted in creating sensation among the marine biologists and ... Read more...

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Brazil to promote biofuel use in aviation


May 11th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, May 11 (IANS/EFE) An alliance of aircraft manufacturers in Brazil, the Brazilian Alliance for Aviation Biofuels (Abraba), will promote "development and certification of sustainable biofuel" for use in air transport. The ... Read more...

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Plastic made from algae ensures a greener environment


May 2nd, 2010 - 11:16 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): The world around us would have been a lot more greener if all the plastic- like car parts, bottles, containers, and even keyboards-were made from algae.And now ... Read more...

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Bell County, KY to receive funds for developing an energy plan


March 11th, 2010 - 4:06 am ICT by BNO News
FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY (BNO NEWS) – The Pine Mountain regional Industrial Development Authority will receive a grant from the Local Government Economic Development (LGED) to develop an integrated energy plan in Bell County, ... Read more...

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40 tons of dead fish removed off Brazilian coast


March 1st, 2010 - 1:56 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 1 (IANS/EFE) Up to 40 tons of fish, that died apparently due to lack of oxygen caused by excess growth of algae, was removed off the coast of ... Read more...

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Wastewater may solve eco hurdles in algae-based biofuel production


January 24th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 24 (ANI): A team of engineers from the University of Virginia's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has proposed using wastewater as a solution to some of the environmental hurdles ... Read more...

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Scientists shed new light on walking after spinal cord injury


January 23rd, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23 (ANI): Karolinska Institutet researchers have created a genetically modified mouse in which certain neurons can be activated by blue light, a development that is of potential significance to the ... Read more...

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Ancient algae provide insights into Earth’s response to global warming


December 17th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 17 (ANI): In a new study, a team of scientists, using algae records from the early Pliocene, when earth's climate was warmer, has suggested that coastal upwelling off the California ... Read more...

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Nainital schoolchildren to clean Bhimtal lake


December 11th, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI
Nainital, Dec. 11 (ANI): Concerned with polluting water streams in Uttarakhand, schoolchildren in Nainital have pledged to clean the Bhimtal lake during their holidays.Nainital's renowned lakes attract thousands of tourists from all ... Read more...

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Oceans can feed the human race


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Oceans could become a source of more human food if steps are taken to expand and improve marine aquaculture, says a new study. As the world's population continues ... Read more...

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Oceans would be able to feed growing world population in future


December 2nd, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 2 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that the oceans could become the source of food for the increasing human population in the future if steps are taken ... Read more...

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Making costs of algae oil production more reasonable


November 4th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 4 (ANI): Two Kansas State University engineers are assessing systematic production methods that could make the costs of algae oil production more reasonable, helping move the US from fossil ... Read more...

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Scanty rains affecting migratory birds in Aurangabad


October 31st, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Oct. 31 (ANI): Scanty rainfall in Aurangabad, Maharashtra is affecting birds who have migrated to the area.The Salim Ali Lake in Aurangabad has remained an alternative habitat for migratory birds during ... Read more...

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Researchers engineer proteins to help restore vision


October 21st, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Engineered light-sensitive molecules, introduced into a blind rodent's eye caused it to see, according to results from an interdisciplinary collaboration among labs. The results could lead to treatment for ... Read more...

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Geologists find traces of oil and natural gas in Rajasthan


October 18th, 2009 - 10:44 pm ICT by ANI
By YogeshSursagar (Rajasthan), Oct.18 (ANI): Geologists have found traces of oil and natural gas in Jodhpur-Marwar region of Rajasthan.Researchers have claimed that the sandstone found at the mines in the region ... Read more...

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Global mass extinction 250 million years ago triggered fungus explosion


October 5th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, October 5 (ANI): A new study has determined that the world's worst mass extinction 250 million years ago was the trigger for a fungus explosion, which puts to rest the idea ... Read more...

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Bleaching can make corals more susceptible to disease


October 2nd, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): Scientists have found that bleaching can make corals more susceptible to disease and, in turn, coral disease can exacerbate the negative effects of bleaching."Traditionally, scientists have attributed ... Read more...

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Seaweed can help reduce cow greenhouse gas


September 12th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 12 (ANI): Feeding seaweed to cattle can help reduce cow farts, the source of much of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, according to a North Queensland nutritionist.Upto 20pct of the ... Read more...

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