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Combating bacteria via silver-dammar coating

Natural resins obtained from plants to be used as a coating element to enhance durability and anti rust properties Coating systems are formulated using a mixture of dammar silver and nanoclay in varied compositions Generally ... - Read More

Novel pretreatment could cut biofuel costs by 30 percent or more

Researchers at the University of California Riverside have invented a novel pretreatment technology that could cut the cost of biofuels production by about 30 percent or more by dramatically reducing the amount of enzymes needed ... - Read More

Recycling of nutrients may be the key to saving Earth

Leakages of nutrients necessary for food production especially nitrogen and phosphorus cause severe eutrophication to the Earth's aquatic ecosystems and promote climate change However this threat also hides an opportunity An enhancement of the nutrient ... - Read More

New catalyst to create chemical building blocks from biomass

University of Tokyo researchers have developed a novel selective catalyst that allows the creation of several basic chemicals from biomass instead of petroleum This discovery may lead to the use of plant biomass as a ... - Read More

Switchgrass removes PCBs from soils, engineers find

University of Iowa researchers have found a type of grass that was once a staple of the American prairie can remove soil laden with PCBs toxic chemicals once used for cooling and other industrial purposes ... - Read More

Mixing plant waste and plastic to obtain building materials

A new company PLASTINOVA has intertwined the science of chemical engineering and technology to recycle all kinds of useless plastics and tequila agave bagasse similar to wood but with greater resistance used as formwork in ... - Read More

Thames study: Rivers can be a major source antibiotic resistance

Rivers and streams could be a major source of antibiotic resistance in the environment The discovery comes following a study on the Thames river by scientists at the University of Warwick's School of Life Sciences ... - Read More

Going negative with carbon

To combat climate change President Obama has called for an 80 percent reduction in carbon dioxide CO2 emissions by 2050. To help achieve this goal the President has encouraged big investments in wind solar and ... - Read More

Converting olive mash into cash

An experimental system to create heat and power with waste from olive oil processing is up and running in Spain Carina Lagergren a researcher from Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology says the system shows ... - Read More

Soils could keep contaminants in wastewater from reaching groundwater, streams

With endocrine disrupting compounds affecting fish populations in rivers as close as Pennsylvania's Susquehanna and as far away as Israel's Jordan a new research study shows that soils can filter out and break down at ... - Read More

Path to artificial photosynthesis? Manganese catalyst's electronic states characterized

Scientists at the Helmholtz Center for Materials and Energy HZB in collaboration with the School of Chemistry and ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science at Monash University Australia have precisely characterized a manganese catalyst's ... - Read More

New decontamination tool expected to help Fukushima cleanup

An inexpensive and highly durable new material it is hoped that Catenaccio PA will prove effective for treating contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi plant The Research Institute for Sustainable and Environmental Technology of Waseda ... - Read More

Nearly half the systems crucial to stability of planet compromised

Almost half of the processes that are crucial to maintaining the stability of the planet have become dangerously compromised by human activity That is the view of an international team of 18 researchers who provide ... - Read More

Bacteria as individual as people? Study of rhizobium from plant roots suggests yes

Bacteria are as individual as people according to new research by Professor Peter Young and his team in the Department of Biology at the University of York Bacteria are essential to health agriculture and the ... - Read More

Mercury from gold mines accumulates far downstream

Researchers have determined that the health risks taken on by artisanal small scale gold miners extend far beyond the miners themselves Based on a study of gold mining operations in Peru the miners' practices not ... - Read More

Making synthetic materials more impervious: fewer plastic substances in food

Synthetic materials are convenient in many respects but they have one disadvantage they are permeable to gases In order to make plastic more impervious Ruhr Universität engineers apply wafer thin layers on surfaces This would ... - Read More

Flexible methane production from electricity and bio-mass

Interlinkage of the power and gas grids is planned to make electricity supply sustainable and robust in the future Fluctuating amounts of wind and solar power for instance might be stored in the form of ... - Read More

Gift-wrapped gas molecules

A group of scientists led by researchers at the Université de Versailles' Institut Lavoisier in France has worked out how to stably gift wrap a chemical gas known as nitric oxide within metal organic frameworks ... - Read More

A vegetarian carnivorous plant

Carnivorous plants catch and digest tiny animals in order and derive benefits for their nutrition Interestingly the trend towards vegetarianism seems to overcome carnivorous plants as well The aquatic carnivorous bladderwort which can be found ... - Read More

Dirty pool: Soil's large carbon stores could be freed by increased CO2, plant growth

An increase in human made carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could initiate a chain reaction between plants and microorganisms that would unsettle one of the largest carbon reservoirs on the planet soil Researchers based at ... - Read More
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