A Week in Review: 11/10/13 – 11/16/13

November 11, 2013

The Hunt for Biofuels Looks Beyond Ethanol
A push is on to get more energy from nonedible plants

November 13, 2013

Nature’s Glowing Slime: Scientists Peek into Hidden Sea Worm’s Light
Clouds of bioluminescent mucus–emitted by a marine worm that lives in a cocoon-like habitat — are linked to a common vitamin

Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and their colleagues are unraveling the mechanisms behind a little-known marine worm that produces a dazzling bioluminescent display in the form of puffs of blue light released into seawater. The Air Force Office of Scientific Research’s Natural Materials, Systems, and Extremophiles Program and the Hans & Ella McCollum ’21 Vahlteich Endowment supported the research.