A Week in Review: 11/17/13 – 11/23/13

November 20, 2013

Scripps Oceanography Researchers Engineer Breakthrough for Biofuel Production
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have developed a method for greatly enhancing biofuel production in tiny marine algae.

November 22, 2013

Sticky Business: Magnetic Pollen Replicas Offer Multimodal Adhesion Sticky Business
Researchers have created magnetic replicas of sunflower pollen grains using a wet chemical, layer-by-layer process that applies highly conformal iron oxide coatings. The replicas possess natural adhesion properties inherited from the spiky pollen particles while gaining magnetic behavior, allowing for tailored adhesion to surfaces.