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Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis

21 August 2014 - Bacteria that grow in environments enriched in far-red light use a previously unknown process for harvesting energy. This discovery lays the foundation for further research aimed at improving plant growth and harvesting energy from the Sun, and understanding dense blooms like those now occurring on Lake Erie and other lakes worldwide.

Mark Maroncelli Receives Joel Henry Hildebrand Award in the Theoretical & Experimental Chemistry of Liquids (28 August 2014)

Eric Feigelson Awarded Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement (26 August 2014)

Zombie ant fungi 'know' brains of their hosts (22 August 2014)

Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis (20 August 2014)

Miriam Freedman Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award (20 August 2014)

Penn State is a Member of the New $678 million Telescope Now Approved for Construction (18 August 2014)

Pygmy phenotype developed many times, adaptive to rainforest (18 August 2014)

C. R. Rao Receives 38th Honorary Doctoral Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (18 August 2014)

Penn State Joins New Project to Map the Universe (12 August 2014)

Jeffrey Oliver to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2014 (6 August 2014)

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