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New advance in biofuel production

sugars
Advanced biofuels liquid fuels synthesized from the sugars in cellulosic biomass offer a clean green and renewable alternative to gasoline diesel and jet fuels Bringing the costs of producing these advanced biofuels down to competitive ... - 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

Setting the standard for sustainable bioenergy crops

crops
Bioenergy crops such as Miscanthus and switchgrass appear to be promising resources for renewable energy but these new crops did not come with a manual on how to measure details on their sustainability impacts Jody ... - 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

20-million-year-old amber shatters theories of glass as a liquid

Glass
Fact or fiction Stained glass found in medieval cathedrals becomes thicker at the bottom because glass moves over time For years researchers have had their doubts now a team at Texas Tech University has further ... - Read More

The Black Sea is a goldmine of ancient genetic data

sea
When Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution WHOI marine paleoecologist Marco Coolen was mining through vast amounts of genetic data from the Black Sea sediment record he was amazed about the variety of past plankton species that ... - Read More

Brighter clouds, cooler climate? Organic vapors affect clouds, leading to previously unidentified climate cooling

Climate, climate
University of Manchester scientists writing in the journal Nature Geoscience have shown that natural emissions and humanmade pollutants can both have an unexpected cooling effect on Earth's climate by making clouds brighter Clouds are made ... - Read More

Improving materials that convert heat to electricity and vice-versa: Turning waste heat into electricity

Heat
Thermoelectric materials can be used to turn waste heat into electricity or to provide refrigeration without any liquid coolants and a research team from the University of Michigan has found a way to nearly double ... - Read More

Microwave oven cooks up solar cell material

Microwave
University of Utah metallurgists used an old microwave oven to produce a nanocrystal semiconductor rapidly using cheap abundant and less toxic metals than other semiconductors They hope it will be used for more efficient photovoltaic ... - Read More

Discovery of new gigantic swelling phenomenon of layered crystal driven by water

A research group at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics MANA of NIMS discovered an intriguing phenomenon in which an inorganic layered crystal expanded and contracted by 100 times its original size in a few ... - Read More

'Going negative' pays for nanotubes

Carbon, carbon
A Rice University laboratory's cagey strategy turns negatively charged carbon nanotubes into liquid crystals that could enhance the creation of fibers and films Share This See Also Graphene Nanotechnology Organic Chemistry Chemistry Materials Science Nature ... - Read More

Shaking things up: Researchers propose new old way to purify carbon nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes
An old somewhat passé trick used to purify protein samples based on their affinity for water has found new fans at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST where materials scientists are using it ... - Read More

Printable functional 'bionic' ear melds electronics and biology

Biology, biology, Biology
Scientists at Princeton University used off the shelf printing tools to create a functional ear that can hear radio frequencies far beyond the range of normal human capability Share This See Also Technology Electronics Civil ... - Read More

Mysterious catalyst explained: How tiny gold particles aid the production of plastic components

Catalyst
From methanol to formaldehyde this reaction is the starting point for the synthesis of many everyday plastics Using catalysts made of gold particles formaldehyde could be produced without the environmentally hazardous waste generated in conventional ... - Read More

Bizarre bone worms emit acid to feast on whale skeletons: Bone-melting substance drills opening for worms to access nutrients

Substance, Acid
Only within the past 12 years have marine biologists come to learn about the eye opening characteristics of mystifying sea worms that live and thrive on the bones of whale carcasses Share This See Also ... - Read More

New plant protein discoveries could ease global food and fuel demands

Fuel
New discoveries of the way plants transport important substances across their biological membranes to resist toxic metals and pests increase salt and drought tolerance control water loss and store sugar can have profound implications for ... - Read More

Amphibians living close to farm fields are more resistant to common insecticides

Insecticides
Amphibian populations living close to agricultural fields have become more resistant to a common insecticide and are actually resistant to multiple common insecticides according to two recent studies conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Amphibian ... - Read More

Scientists control chirality in carbon nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes, Chirality
An ultimate goal in the field of carbon nanotube research is to synthesise single walled carbon nanotubes SWNTs with controlled chiralities Twenty years after the discovery of SWNTs scientists from Aalto University in Finland A ... - Read More

Ecological knowledge offers perspectives for sustainable agriculture

A smart combination of different crops such as beans and maize can significantly cut the use of crop protection agents and at the same time reduce the need for fertilizers Integrating ecological knowledge from nature ... - Read More

First snapshot of organisms eating each other: Feast clue to smell of ancient Earth

Smell
Tiny 1 900 million year old fossils from rocks around Lake Superior Canada give the first ever snapshot of organisms eating each other and suggest what the ancient Earth would have smelled like Share This ... - Read More
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