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Enzyme from wood-eating gribble could help turn waste into biofuel

Enzyme, Enzyme, Enzyme, enzyme
Scientists have discovered a new enzyme that could prove an important step in the quest to turn waste such as paper scrap wood and straw into liquid fuel To do this they turned to the ... - Read More

Engineers devise new way to produce clean hydrogen

Hydrogen, Hydrogen, Hydrogen, Hydrogen, hydrogen
Duke University engineers have developed a novel method for producing clean hydrogen which could prove essential to weaning society off of fossil fuels and their environmental implications While hydrogen is ubiquitous in the environment producing ... - Read More

New method for producing clean hydrogen

Duke University engineers have developed a novel method for producing clean hydrogen which could prove essential to weaning society off of fossil fuels and their environmental implications While hydrogen is ubiquitous in the environment producing ... - Read More

First precise MEMS output measurement technique unveiled

Energy, Energy, Energy, energy, energy
The commercial application of MEMS or micro electro mechanical systems will receive a major boost today following the presentation of a brand new way to accurately measure the power requirements and outputs of all existing ... - Read More

Dust in the clouds: Cirrus clouds form around mineral dust and metallic particles

Mineral
At any given time cirrus clouds the thin wisps of vapor that trail across the sky cover nearly one third of the globe These clouds coalesce in the upper layers of the troposphere often more ... - Read More

Heady mathematics: Describing popping bubbles in a foam

Foam
Bubble baths and soapy dishwater the refreshing head on a beer and the luscious froth on a cappuccino All are foams beautiful yet ephemeral as the bubbles pop one by one Two University of California ... - Read More

PCBs are everywhere: Problem exists in industrial city and rural community

Community
Since polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs are produced through industrial processes or activities it is assumed that people living in industrial cities will have higher concentrations of these toxic chemicals in their blood than people in rural ... - Read More

PCB concentrations same in urban and rural areas

Community, Environment, Engineering
Since polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs are produced through industrial processes or activities it is assumed that people living in industrial cities will have higher concentrations of these toxic chemicals in their blood than people in rural ... - Read More

Enzymes From Horse Feces Could Hold Secrets to Streamlining Biofuel Production

led to the identification of literally hundreds of enzymes capable of breaking through that tough lignin in plant cell walls and the cellulose within The team now is shifting through that bounty to identify the ... - Read More

Overcoming a Major Barrier to Medical and Other Uses of 'Microrockets' and 'Micromotors'

acids bases and hydrogen peroxide depending upon its surroundings Therefore we can use these motors in many more environments than ever before ” The scientists are working on extending the lifetimes of the vehicles so ... - Read More

Soils in newly forested areas store substantial carbon that could help offset climate change

Carbon, Climate change, Climate change, Climate, climate, carbon
Surface appearances can be so misleading In most forests the amount of carbon held in soils is substantially greater than the amount contained in the trees themselves Share This See Also Soil Types Organic Nature ... - Read More

'Metasurfaces' to usher in new optical technologies

Optical, Optical
New optical technologies using metasurfaces capable of the ultra efficient control of light are nearing commercialization with potential applications including advanced solar cells computers telecommunications sensors and microscopes Share This See Also Optics Materials Science ... - Read More

Breakthrough research shows chemical reaction in real time

Time
The ultrafast ultrabright X ray pulses of the Linac Coherent Light Source LCLS have enabled unprecedented views of a catalyst in action an important step in the effort to develop cleaner and more efficient energy ... - Read More

Researchers map out an alternative energy future for New York

New York Gov Andrew Cuomo will soon decide whether to approve hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the state To date no alternative to expanded gas drilling has been proposed Share This See Also Energy ... - Read More

Scientists solve mercury mystery, taking big step toward protecting human health

Mercury
By identifying two genes required for transforming inorganic into organic mercury which is far more toxic scientists have just taken a significant step toward protecting human health Share This See Also Genes Human Biology Dentistry Chemistry ... - Read More

First artificial enzyme created by evolution in a test tube

Enzyme, Enzyme, Enzyme
There's a wobbly new biochemical structure in Burckhard Seelig's lab at the University of Minnesota that may resemble what enzymes looked like billions of years ago when life on earth began to evolve long before ... - Read More

Separating gases using a rigid polymer sieve: New polymer selectively sieves gas molecules

Gas separation is crucial for many industrial processes including obtaining nitrogen or oxygen from air and purifying natural gas or hydrogen Currently the most energy efficient method for separating gases involves polymer membranes however most ... - Read More
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