Frontiers in Science Lectures
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The Frontiers in Science lecture series are a public service of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows. Fellows are appointed by the Laboratory Director in recognition of sustained outstanding contributions and exceptional promise for continued professional achievement. All lectures are open to the public and free of charge.
Hacking Photosynthesis: Growing Plants to Power Our Engines and Feed the World
Bioenergy and Biome Sciences
Photosynthesis uses light from the sun and carbon dioxide from the air to make chemicals that can be converted into energy-rich biofuels. Plants, however, transform less than five percent of the solar energy they capture into harvestable chemical energy. This talk will describe strategies to improve the energy yield in algae and plant systems, resulting in more fuel in our tanks and more food on our plates, without releasing additional carbon into the atmosphere.
- Beyond Pluto: The Search for the Edge of the Solar System
- The Microbe Strikes Back: The Return of Tuberculosis
- Does One Big Earthquake Lead to Another?
- Sound Science: Seeing, building and moving with acoustics
- Forests and Climate change: It's not easy staying green
- Matter vs Antimatter: How did we survive the big bang?
- Nature, Nurture, or Neither? The new science of epigenetics
- Exploring Mars: Curiosity and its laser
- Higgs Boson and Beyond: The quest for new laws of physics