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Researchers Develop Fiber to Adsorb Uranium from Seawater

Researchers Develop Fiber to Adsorb Uranium from Seawater

More than four billion tons of uranium exist in the oceans. This huge quantity would be sufficient to meet the global energy requirements for the next 10,000 years, only if the element could be captured from seawater to fuel nuclear power plants. [More]
PNNL's New Rechargeable Battery Offers Inexpensive, Eco-Friendly Alternative for Storing Renewable Energy

PNNL's New Rechargeable Battery Offers Inexpensive, Eco-Friendly Alternative for Storing Renewable Energy

A research team has unexpectedly discovered a rechargeable battery, which is as cheap as the standard car batteries, but with very high energy density. This new battery could be used as an alternative to support the power grid and store renewable energy in an environmentally friendly and cost-effective manner. [More]
Chemically Active 3D-Printed Structure to Mitigate Pollution

Chemically Active 3D-Printed Structure to Mitigate Pollution

3D-printed figures are often produced with the aid of costly or customized 3D printers, using various materials such as; glass, sugars, thermoplastics, ceramics, and metals. [More]
VCU Research Paves Way for Longer Lasting, More Efficient, and Lighter-Weight Batteries

VCU Research Paves Way for Longer Lasting, More Efficient, and Lighter-Weight Batteries

An innovative method for the stabilization of a multiply charged anion (negative ion) has been demonstrated by the researchers at New Virginia Commonwealth University. The study findings have the potential to help produce better magnesium and lithium ion batteries. [More]
Stanford Researchers Create Renewable Plastic Using Plants and Carbon Dioxide

Stanford Researchers Create Renewable Plastic Using Plants and Carbon Dioxide

A new method to create plastic has been developed by Stanford scientists, using carbon dioxide (CO2) and inedible plant material, such as agricultural waste and grasses. This method could provide a low-carbon substitute to the existing petroleum-based plastic bottles and other items. [More]
Researchers Establish Biorefinery System to Create Non-Natural Polymers from Natural Sources

Researchers Establish Biorefinery System to Create Non-Natural Polymers from Natural Sources

Renewable non-food biomass could potentially replace petrochemical raw materials to produce energy sources, useful chemicals, or a vast array of petroleum-based end products such as plastics, lubricants, paints, fertilizers, and vitamin capsules. In recent years, biorefineries which transform non-edible biomass into fuel, heat, power, chemicals, and materials have received a great deal of attention as a sustainable alternative to decreasing the reliance on fossil fuels. [More]
Floating Water Bridge Produces Electrically Charged Water

Floating Water Bridge Produces Electrically Charged Water

A team of researchers from TU Graz partnered with the Wetsus research centre in The Netherlands to create electrically charged water using a floating water bridge. The “water bridge” phenomenon was first discovered in the 19th century, but it was forgotten until it's scientific rediscovery in 2007 at TU Graz. [More]
Cardiff Researchers Develop Quick and Efficient Method for Producing Water-Purifying Chemical

Cardiff Researchers Develop Quick and Efficient Method for Producing Water-Purifying Chemical

A quick, cheap and highly efficient method for producing a water-purifying chemical has been developed by researchers at Cardiff University. [More]
Copper Prevents the Spread of MRSA Infections

Copper Prevents the Spread of MRSA Infections

Researchers from the University of Southampton have demonstrated the ability of copper to kill methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria that spread from one person to another by physical contact or fingertip contamination of surfaces. [More]
NUS Researchers Develop Environmentally Friendly Food Packaging Material

NUS Researchers Develop Environmentally Friendly Food Packaging Material

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have successfully developed an environmentally-friendly food packaging material that is free from chemical additives, by fortifying natural chitosan-based composite film with grapefruit seed extract (GFSE). This novel food packaging material can slow down fungal growth, doubling the shelf-life of perishable food, such as bread. [More]