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Recycling the next generation
About 70 billion tons of raw materials are extracted world wide annually. (2014-05-07)
Hydrogen-powered lawnmowers?
In a breakthrough that could make fuel cells practical for such small machines as lawnmowers and chainsaws, researchers have developed a new mechanism to efficiently control hydrogen fuel cell power. (2007-01-23)
Structure essential for brain remodeling identified
During learning and memory formation, the brain builds or remodels tiny structures on the surface of its nerve cells to store the new information. (2006-12-06)
Towards better recovery of waste resources
A considerable amount of valuable raw materials is lost in waste utilization and processing chains. (2013-01-16)
Call for doctors to lead the way on 'greener' healthcare
Clinicians have an important role to play in reducing hospital waste and should not be discouraged by lack of knowledge or the threat of legal liability, according to a paper published on bmj.com today. (2009-03-10)
Study reveals ways collegiate sports venues can achieve 'zero waste'
Researchers at the University of Missouri recently published a study analyzing waste and recyclables during Mizzou's 2014 home football season. (2017-08-31)
E-waste: What we throw away doesn't go away
In our consumer-driven society, electrical and electronic equipment have never been more efficient, economical or in demand. (2015-07-08)
Join Webcast about electronic waste management in North America
June 21 public forum and webcast will discuss e-waste and examine how the three North American countries can foster better management through product design and recycling, and cooperate on law enforcement to stop the illegal trade in used equipment and waste. (2011-06-17)
Autophagy under the microscope as never before
We don't tend to wrap our recycling waste in bubble wrap but that's essentially what cells do during the cellular recycling process called autophagy. (2016-08-11)
Blind flies without recycling
In the fruit fly Drosophila, the functions of the three enzymes Tan, Ebony and Black are closely intertwined -- among other things they are involved in neurotransmitter recycling for the visual process. (2013-03-18)
Higher European Union e-waste collection objective is unfeasible
The forthcoming EU collection objective for discarded electrical equipment and energy saving lamps (e-waste) is only achievable if governments are prepared to introduce additional measures, experts conclude. (2012-03-15)
From lighting screens to lighting homes
To cut down on the environmental waste and provide storage for rural communities, researchers at Kyung Hee University in Seoul have proposed a model for recycling unspent lithium ion batteries into energy storage units for solar-powered LED lamps. (2016-04-19)
Novel recycling methods: The fluorescent fingerprint of plastics
Researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich have developed a new process which will greatly simplify the process of sorting plastics in recycling plants. (2014-08-21)
Researchers describe how cells take out the trash to prevent disease
Garbage collectors are important for removing trash; without them waste accumulates and can quickly become a health hazard. (2008-11-10)
The Swallowing of Earth's Ocean Floors
An international team of scientists representing nine countries will this month board the drill ship JOIDES Resolution -- currently docked in San Diego, California -- to study the ocean floor off Costa Rica. (1996-10-23)
TECNALIA uses artificial vision to improve recycling of electronic scrap metal
TECNALIA Technological Corporation is studying an innovative method based on multi-spectral artificial vision systems to enhance the value of electronic scrap which currently represent four percent of urban waste in Europe. (2009-02-05)
Strange star stumps astronomers
An obese oddball of a star has left astronomers wondering how it could have formed. (2008-05-16)
Footwear recycling gets a kick-start
A newly developed recycling process could make landfill sites filled with old shoes a thing of the past. (2013-10-17)
Scripps Florida scientists win $1.5 million grant to develop new drugs for cancer
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop drug candidates that could treat cancer and neurodegenerative disease. (2015-03-19)
Enhancing RNA interference
Helping RNA escape from cells' recycling process could make it easier to shut off disease-causing genes, says new study from MIT. (2013-06-24)
Skywalker ensures optimal communication between neurons
Leuven - Patrik Verstreken (VIB/K.U.Leuven) has discovered the mechanism that ensures neurons can continue to send the right signals for long consecutive periods - a process that is disrupted in neurological diseases such as Parkinson's. (2011-04-01)
Lead poisoning from battery industry reported in developing countries
Children living near battery facilities in developing countries had approximately 13 times more lead in their blood than American children. (2011-08-15)
RRF recycles form, not exact function
After the ribosome complex creates a new protein, it is the Ribosome Recycling Factor (RRF) that puts the pieces back together again. (2002-10-09)
Computer-designed molecules point to new therapy for cystic fibrosis
By developing software that uses 3-D models of proteins involved in cystic fibrosis, a team of scientists at Duke University has identified several new molecules that may ease the symptoms of the disease. (2012-04-19)
Recycling 'tiny trash' -- cigarette butts
A new study suggests expanding community recycling programs beyond newspapers, beverage containers, and other traditional trash to include an unlikely new potential treasure: Cigarette butts. (2010-05-12)
Researchers Seek Replacement For Road Salt
Within the next 5 years, residents of the Great Lakes region may see their dedendence on road salt decrease, along with a decrease in landfill wastes. (1997-11-10)
Solar industry responsible for lead emissions in developing countries
A study by Chris Cherry, assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering, and Perry Gottesfeld of Occupational Knowledge International found that solar power heavily reliant on lead batteries has the potential to release more than 2.4 million tons of lead pollution in China and India. (2011-08-31)
Scientists zero in on how lung cancer spreads
Cancer Research UK scientists have taken microscopic images revealing that the protein ties tethering cells together are severed in lung cancer cells. (2014-12-24)
CSIRO finds a way to get more out of old cars
CSIRO Minerals has found a way to reduce waste from car recycling, recycle materials that are currently thrown away, and make the end waste less harmful for disposal. (2005-01-31)
Engineers develop process to recycle unused paint by blending it into common plastics
Engineers at Rutgers University have developed a process to recycle waste latex paint -- the largest component of household hazardous waste -- by blending it with common plastics. (2007-03-20)
Shuttle service in cells
Research scientists at the Ruhr University Bochum discovered a new enzyme, which gives decisive insights into protein import into specific cellular organelles (peroxisomes). (2011-07-25)
Clinical waste management needs specialized regulation
A study carried out by the University of Granada warns of the need to unify existing plans for clinical waste management in the different autonomous communities to improve recycling and waste disposal. (2011-01-07)
Less is more: New theory on why very low nutrient diets can extend lifespan
UNSW scientists have developed a new evolutionary theory on why consuming a diet that is very low in nutrients extends lifespan in laboratory animals -- research that could hold clues to promoting healthier aging in humans. (2014-03-16)
Model aims to help recyclers curb high-tech trash
An industrial engineer has developed a computer model to help recyclers more economically process raw materials from the millions of computers and other electronic trash landing in the waste stream every year. (2001-01-10)
Electricity supply: Sustainable sources remain expensive
Ambitious government environmental objectives for the electricity sector are only possible at a high price. (2008-10-07)
CSHL researchers unravel how a protein helps nerve cells recycle synaptic vesicles
Neurons transmit electrical signals efficiently only when they recycle neurotransmitter-carrying vesicles that have been expelled into the synapse. (2009-06-02)
New Model Explains Venusian Land Forms
A new model of Venus shows that two predominant features, crustal plateaus and volcanic rises, were formed by a mechanism similar to hot spot plumes.The new interpretation comes from the mapping of surface faults and was published March 6 in Science. (1998-03-06)
Hide and seek: Researchers discover a new way for infectious bacteria to enter cells
French scientists have learned how Listeria monocytogenes, which causes a major food-borne illness, commandeers cellular transport machinery to invade cells and hide from the body's immune system. (2005-08-21)
Quantum computing with recycled particles
A research team from the University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics have brought the reality of a quantum computer one step closer by experimentally demonstrating a technique for significantly reducing the physical resources required for quantum factoring. (2012-10-23)
USC researchers identify tumor suppressor that manages cellular cleaning and recycling proceses
Researchers at the University of Southern California have identified a specific tumor suppressor that manages membrane traffic routes for cellular cleaning and recycling. (2008-07-02)
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