A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low cost environmentally friendly fuel source to ... - Read More
When blessed with a resource in overwhelming abundance it's generally a good idea to make valuable use of that resource Lignocellulosic biomass is the most abundant organic material on Earth For thousands of years it ... - Read More
Solar cells are just like leaves capturing the sunlight and turning it into energy It's fitting that they can now be made partially from trees Share This See Also Solar Energy Petroleum Materials Science Energy ... - Read More
When researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by microbiologist Derek Lovley discovered that the bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens conducts electricity very effectively along metallic like microbial nanowires they found physicists quite comfortable with the ... - Read More
For years scientists around the world have dreamed of building a complete functional artificial cell Though this vision is still a distant blur on the horizon many are making progress on various fronts Prof Roy ... - Read More
Micrometer level naked eye detection of cesium ions a major source of contamination in the vicinity of radioactive leaks is demonstrated in a material developed by researchers in Japan Share This See Also Weapons Technology ... - Read More
The energy produced by solar panels be it heat or electricity has to be used right away It is hard to store and preserve and also its transportation can be rather complicated Creating solar cells ... - Read More
The search for a less expensive sustainable source of biomass or plant material for producing gasoline diesel and jet fuel has led scientists to duckweed that fast growing floating plant that turns ponds and lakes ... - Read More
Scientists are reporting an advance in re engineering photosynthesis to transform plants into bio factories that manufacture high value ingredients for medicines fabrics fuels and other products They report on the research in the journal ... - Read More
Using new technology at the telescope and in laboratories researchers have discovered an important pair of prebiotic molecules in interstellar space The discoveries indicate that some basic chemicals that are key steps on the way ... - Read More
Fat worms confirm that researchers from Michigan State University have successfully engineered a plant with oily leaves a feat that could enhance biofuel production as well as lead to improved animal feeds Share This ... - Read More
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a way to melt or weld specific portions of polymers by embedding aligned nanoparticles within the materials Their technique which melts fibers along a chosen direction within ... - Read More
Magnetic resonance imaging MRI reveals details of living tissues diseased organs and tumors inside the body without x rays or surgery What if the same technology could peer down to the level of atoms Doctors ... - Read More
How green algae produce hydrogen in the dark is reported by biologists at the Ruhr Universität Bochum in the Journal of Biological Chemistry Biologists have uncovered a mechanism for the production of the gas which ... - Read More
Utilizing optical characteristics first demonstrated by the ancient Romans researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have created a novel ultra sensitive tool for chemical DNA and protein analysis Share This See Also ... - Read More
Even tiles can be organic if they are made of renewable raw materials They are more resource efficient than their ceramic counterparts and unlock new creative options for design Bioplastics made of polylactides PLA are ... - Read More
Researchers from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology UNIST South Korea have pioneered a simple but efficient and eco friendly way to produce Edge selectively functionalized graphene nanoplatelets EFGnPs by dry ball milling ... - Read More
MIT engineers have created genetic circuits in bacterial cells that not only perform logic functions but also remember the results which are encoded in the cell's DNA and passed on for dozens of generations Share ... - Read More
Researchers in Japan have developed a way to detect caesium contamination on a scale of millimetres enabling the detection of small areas of radioactive contamination Share This See Also Weapons Technology Chemistry Materials Science Inorganic ... - Read More
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