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New catalyst to create chemical building blocks from biomass

Posted by External 10 days ago General — 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 basic feedstock for the chemical industry. Read More
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Algae blooms create their own favorable conditions

Posted by External 55 days ago General — Fertilizers are known to promote the growth of toxic cyanobacterial blooms in freshwater and oceans worldwide, but a new multi-institution study shows the aquatic microbes themselves can drive nitrogen and phosphorus cycling in a combined one-two punch in lakes. Read More
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Polyethylene mulch, glazing create optimal conditions for soil solarization

Posted by External 97 days ago General — Researchers raised soil temperatures in high tunnels in southern Arizona to determine the efficacy of soil solarization using clear mulch on the soil surface and with tunnel glazing or with no glazing. Outcomes showed that producers using high tunnels in the region can complete solarization in less than a week during summer when the soil is fallow using glazing on the high tunnel and polyethylene Read More
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How Cave Slime Helps Create Dripstones

Posted by External 179 days ago General — Bacteria aren't just tenants inside Sweden's Tjuv-Ante's Cave. The microbes are building calcite dripstones on the ceiling. Read More
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Scientists create renewable fossil fuel alternative using bacteria

Posted by External 183 days ago General — Researchers have engineered the harmless gut bacteria E.coli to generate renewable propane. The development is a step towards commercial production of a source of fuel that could one day provide an alternative to fossil fuels. Propane is an appealing source of cleaner fuel because it has an existing global market. Read More
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As Patients Create Art, They Recover

Posted by External 193 days ago General — The future of rehabilitation may be as much about art as science. Read More
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Scientists create new battery that's cheap, clean, rechargeable ... and organic

Posted by External 253 days ago General — Scientists have developed a rechargeable battery that is all organic and could be scaled up easily for use in power plants where it can make the energy grid more resilient and efficient by creating a large-scale means to store energy for use as needed. The batteries could pave the way for renewable energy sources to make up a greater share of the nation's energy generation. Read More
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UCLA students create website to inform on toxic emissions

Posted by External 261 days ago General — A team of seven UCLA environmental science students has created a website that shows how emissions from local factories are impacting air quality in Los Angeles County. Cal EcoMaps, launched this month, features an interactive map with detailed information about 172 facilities representing the top four emitting industries — petroleum, primary m Read More
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