Photosynthesis and Clean Energy

Scientists have used artificial photosynthesis to generate clean energy. This process typically requires electricity or natural gas but now researchers have developed a new device that’s more than twice as efficient and runs only on water and sunlight. Zetian Mi, professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor joins Hari […]

SciTech Now Episode 501

In this episode of SciTech Now, we take a look at how Larva can be a solution to the planet’s waste; The hi-tech courtroom of the future; how photosynthesis is being used to harvest clean energy; and discovering the historic Battle of the Alamo through virtual reality.

A look into a mighty marine microbe

Prochlorococcus is a tiny plant like bacteria which is responsible for about 5 percent of all photosynthesis on the planet. Penny Chisholm is an institute professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who was part of the group that discovered the marine microorganism almost 30 years ago and her lab is dedicated to studying the […]

SciTech Now Episode 335

In this episode of SciTech Now, the Cahokia State Historic Site in Illinois is using new technology to unearth an ancient city; a team at Carnegie Mellon University is creating the next generation of wearable electronics; a look into a mighty marine microbe; and the white-nose syndrome that’s hitting west coast bats.

SciTech Now Episode 323

In this episode of SciTech Now, MycoWorks uses mycelium from fungus to create leather-like goods; metal 3D printing; altering the process of photosynthesis; and a woman driving the automotive industry.

Altering the process of photosynthesis

Photosynthesis, the process by which plants turn sunlight into food, is crucial to crop production and our food systems. What if we could increase the yield of food crops by improving photosynthesis? Stephen Long, Professor of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, joined Andrea Vasquez in a Google Hangout […]