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Quantum effect in photosynthesis leaves researchers mystified

Using ultrafast spectroscopy, scientists have observed what happens at the subatomic level during the very first stage of photosynthesis and uncovered a much more fundamental interaction than had previously been considered possible. The researchers, from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Notre Dame, have published their findings in the […]

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Electricity generated directly from photosynthesis

Stanford University scientists have “wired up” algae to harness a tiny electric current directly from the plant during photosynthesis; an achievement which could lead to the highly efficient generation of bioelectricity with no carbon byproducts, the researchers say. “We believe we are the first to extract electrons out of living plant cells,” said WonHyoung Ryu, […]

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Exotic Underground Bacteria Thrive On Radiation Rather Than Sunlight

Astrobiologists have welcomed the discovery of uranium-cooking bacteria that live two miles under the Earth’s surface. Such exotic and hardy organisms indicate that life might exist in subsurface environments on all sorts of planets that were previously considered inhospitable. Details of the find were reported by researchers from Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) and eight collaborating […]

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