Graphene oxide has been hailed as a veritable wonder material; when incorporated into nano-cellulose foam, the lab-created substance is light, strong and flexible, conducting heat and electricity quickly and efficiently. Now, a team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has found a way to use graphene oxide sheets...
A tree's leaf, a blade of grass, a single algal cell: all make fuel from the simple combination of water, sunlight, and carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. Chemist Daniel Nocera of Harvard University and his team joined forces with synthetic biologist Pamela Silver of Harvard Medical School and her team to...
Scientists and businesses working full steam to produce lab-created meat claim it will be healthier than conventional meat and more environmentally friendly. Four months ago, the American company Memphis Meats fried the first-ever lab meatball. The Dutch and the Americans claim that within a few years lab-produced meats will start appearing...
A town council in North Carolina rejected plans to rezone land for a solar farm after residents voiced fears it would cause cancer, stop plants from growing and suck up all the energy from the sun. Bobby Mann said the farm would "Suck up all the energy from the sun...
You should be peeing in your shower, not just for the liberating and the rebellious adrenaline rush that you may or may not get from it, but because you could save the planet, just a little bit, by doing so. Every single time you pee, you have to flush the...
The health care market holds enormous potential for the deployment of UV-C LEDs. UV-C LED solutions also enable point-of-use water treatment for consumers; Imagine being able to purify your water with a light the size of a pencil eraser in your kitchen or in a portable water bottle, with water...
As 13 States struggle with drought, scientists in a corner of India have devised a way to make potable water,  6.3 million litre of it every day,  from sea water. The pilot plant at Tamil Nadu's Kalpakkam, built by scientists at Bhabha Atomic Research Center uses waste steam from a nuclear...
India is on track to soar past a goal to deploy more than 100 gigawatts of solar power by 2022, the country's energy minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday. Speaking at the release of a 15-point action plan for the country's renewable sector, Goyal said he was now considering looking...
We all know that we should include as many fresh vegetables as possible in our diets, but the fact is that the energy and environmental costs of growing and then transporting vegetables from the farm to the supermarket can stack up pretty high. Now one German company has come up with...
Product design student, Ari Jonsson, showcased his new project at this year's DesignMarch, Reykjavik's annual design festival. His project combined red algae powder with water to create a biodegradable water bottle. He feels this new water bottle could be an answer to the staggering amount of plastic waste produced every single...

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