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Successful improvement of the catalytic activity of photosynthetic CO2 fixing enzyme Rubisco

A research group have succeeded in greatly increasing the catalytic activity of Rubisco, the enzyme which fixes carbon from carbon dioxide in plant photosynthesis. The research team also hypothesized the mechanism which determines the enzyme’s catalytic activity. In the future, it is hoped that increasing the photosynthetic ability of agricultural crops will lead to improved yields.

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Successful improvement of the catalytic activity of photosynthetic CO2 fixing enzyme Rubisco

A research group have succeeded in greatly increasing the catalytic activity of Rubisco, the enzyme which fixes carbon from carbon dioxide in plant photosynthesis. The research team also hypothesized the mechanism which determines the enzyme’s catalytic activity. In the future, it is hoped that increasing the photosynthetic ability of agricultural crops will lead to improved yields.

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Anti-bacterial graphene face masks

Researchers have successfully produced laser-induced graphene masks with an anti-bacterial efficiency of 80 percent, which can be enhanced to almost 100 percent within 10 minutes under sunlight. Initial tests also showed very promising results in the deactivation of two species of coronaviruses. The graphene masks are easily produced at low cost, and can help to resolve the problems of sourcing raw materials and disposing of non-biodegradable masks.

Guest Article: Global Hunger and Trade under Global Warming – IISD’s SDG Knowledge Hub

By Charlotte Janssens, Petr Havlík and Ansa Heyl In a warmer world, decreasing crop yields and rising food prices are expected to strongly jeopardize the achievement of SDG 2 – ending global hunger. Climate change has consequences for food production worldwide,…

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Quantum leap for speed limit bounds

Nature’s speed limits aren’t posted on road signs, but physicists have discovered a new way to deduce them that is better — infinitely better, in some cases — than prior methods.

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Quantum leap for speed limit bounds

Nature’s speed limits aren’t posted on road signs, but physicists have discovered a new way to deduce them that is better — infinitely better, in some cases — than prior methods.

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Quantum leap for speed limit bounds

Nature’s speed limits aren’t posted on road signs, but physicists have discovered a new way to deduce them that is better — infinitely better, in some cases — than prior methods.

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5 Common Household Items You Should Be Reusing

We’re all recycling as much as possible. We’re also generating trash every day. Per the EPA, Americans compost and recycle over 1.5 pounds of materials each day and trash almost 4.5 pounds of materials per day.People have made great changes that reduce the stream of waste going into landfills. People are composting food scraps. They’re […]

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Natural pest control saving billions

Biological control of insect pests – where ‘natural enemies’ keep pests at bay – is saving farmers in Asia and the Pacific billions of dollars, according to new research. Biological control involved the careful release of an exotic natural enemy from a pest’s native habitat.