Steady work on for artificial photosynthesis


STAFF REPORT ISB: Scientists at the Helmholtz Center for Materials and Energy (HZB) in Germany have precisely characterized a manganese catalyst’s electronic states. The catalyst is capable of converting light to chemical energy.Through their work, Prof. Emad Aziz, head of the HZB Institute "Methods for Material Development," Prof. Leone Spiccia from Monash University, and their teams have taken an important leap forward in understanding photosynthesis – the method green plants

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Cotton prices rise on steady demand for best quality




STAFF REPORT ISB: Official spot rates recovered more due to the rising demand for best quality of cotton by the spinners and mills as the official spot rate picked up further Rs 50 to Rs 4,750.In the ready session, around 10,000 bales of cotton changed hands between Rs 4600-5000, experts said. In Sindh, prices recovered overnight, gaining Rs 100 to Rs 1600 and Rs 2300, in Punjab price of low type also rose by Rs 100 to Rs 2100, however, the good type shed Rs 50 to Rs 2600, they said.

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