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Smart, eco-friendly new battery to solve problems
Present-day lithium batteries are efficient but involve a range of resource and environmental problems. (2014-09-28)
New study sheds light on disease-busting 'recycling bins' in our cells
Scientists have made an important step in understanding how cells keep themselves clean and healthy -- a finding that may have implications for combating neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. (2017-07-13)
ISWA calls attention to important contribution of waste sector to reduce substantial CO2 emissions
The International Solid Waste Association calls the attention of the delegates of the UN COP15 to the important contribution of the waste sector to reduce substantial CO2 emissions. (2009-12-08)
Historic blaze fueled a boom in tire recycling, advances in fire monitoring
An historic tire fire 30 years ago that blazed on for nine months in the northwest Virginia Appalachians, releasing giant plumes of toxic smoke, sparked a recycling revolution and advances in fire-monitoring methods. (2013-10-30)
Back from the 'dead': QUT scientists unlock secrets of Aussie 'resurrection' grass
QUT researchers have been studying the native grass, Tripogon loliiformis, because of its amazing ability to survive extreme environmental stresses. (2015-12-03)
Diametric shift in 2 protein levels spurs Alzheimer's plaque accumulation
A diametric shift in the levels of two proteins involved in folding, moving and cutting other proteins enables accumulation of the destructive brain plaque found in Alzheimer's disease, researchers report. (2011-12-01)
Organic solvent system may improve catalyst recycling and create new nanomedicine uses
Noble metals such as platinum and palladium are becoming increasingly important because of growth in environmentally friendly applications such as fuel cells. (2010-10-28)
Spanish cities fail to meet legal requirements on paper and container recycling
Researchers from the Jaume I University in Castellón have evaluated the efficiency of the four urban waste collection models used in Spanish cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants. (2011-02-11)
Can recycling be used to treat cancer?
We already know that recycling benefits our planet; and now new research suggests that the cellular version might be useful for battling cancer. (2008-07-07)
DGK-alpha helps cancer cells gain traction and mobilize
Metastasizing cancer cells often express integrins that provide better traction. (2012-01-23)
Cancer's sweet tooth may be its weak link
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered that cancer cells tap into a natural recycling system to obtain the energy they need to keep dividing. (2011-11-16)
School buildings designed as 'teaching green' can lead to better environmental education
Laura Cole, an assistant professor of architectural studies in the MU College of Human Environmental Sciences, has found that students who attend school in buildings specifically designed to be 'green' exhibit higher levels of knowledge about energy efficiency and environmentally friendly building practices. (2016-02-24)
Cutting the cost of ethanol, other biofuels and gasoline
Biofuels like the ethanol in US gasoline could get cheaper thanks to experts at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Michigan State University. (2017-07-05)
Ioniqa Technologies acquires funding worth 2.5 million for full PET recycling
'Chemical technostarter Ioniqa Technologies has acquired 2.5 million euros' funding, Ioniqa and Chemelot Venturues announced last week. (2015-09-14)
New scheduling method raises efficiency of electronics recycling
An industrial engineer at Purdue University has created a method to increase the efficiency, profitability and capacity of recycling operations for electronic products such as computers and television sets. (2003-10-14)
Cell movement explained by molecular recycling
Scientists at the University of Manchester have identified the method by which cells control the recycling of molecules, a process that is essential for them to move. (2013-02-28)
Capitalize on 'life transitions' to instill better environmental behaviors
House moves or a change of job provide an idea 'window of opportunity' to promote more sustainable behaviors, according to a new psychology study. (2016-01-27)
Not just clean but spotless -- Researchers show how cells tidy up
New findings from the team of Claudine Kraft at the Max F. (2014-01-17)
Recycling is not enough -- we need to consume less
Recycling rates have risen, and the UK is on schedule to meet EU targets, but the key to dealing with our escalating waste problem lies in changing our buying habits and our attitudes to consumption, according to the authors of a new Economic and Social Research Council publication. (2007-06-15)
Spectracode breaks black plastics recycling barrier
Purdue Research Park instrument maker SpectraCode Inc. has developed a new, cost-effective method to analyze black plastics for recycling purposes. (2001-01-18)
New 'shuttle' mechanism discovered by which nerve cells' connections are altered
In the process of strengthening or weakening their interconnections, brain cells use a (2000-11-20)
Land use change influences continental water cycle
Land use changes such as irrigation, dams, and deforestation can alter evaporation patterns in a region, potentially affecting water resources in distant regions. (2011-06-28)
Cortisol controls recycling of bile acids
Cortisol is responsible for the recycling of bile acids from the blood, discovered scientists of the German Cancer Research Center. (2011-07-07)
Medical use for waste television screens
Researchers have found a way of recovering polyvinyl-alcohol from LCD television screens and transforming it into a substance suitable for use in tissue scaffolds which help parts of the body regenerate. (2009-07-13)
The ups and downs of transportation within cells
'I really want to figure out how proteins know where to go inside the cell. (2016-04-04)
Product stewardship: Designing for life after the consumer
Manufacturers of everything from smart phones to SUVs are starting to design products not just for the customer's use, but also for an often troublesome life after the consumer, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News, ACS' weekly news magazine. (2011-08-03)
Tecnalia facilitates access to cloud computing service through mOSAIC and REMICS projects
The goal of Tecnalia is to promote this new tool to industry sector and ICT, to offer new technological solutions to these areas to facilitate their development and enhance competitiveness. (2011-07-04)
Improved nuclear waste disposal focus of $800,000 Department of Energy grant
An innovative method for removing radioactive elements from nuclear waste that could reduce the amount of total waste being generated through nuclear fission is the focus of a three-year, $800,000 grant from the Department of Energy through its Nuclear Energy University Program. (2015-11-17)
A plant cell recycles its resources in times of scarcity
To cope with the nutrient deficiencies, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii must adapt its metabolism for subsistence, notably in terms of sugar. (2016-05-11)
Organic cation transporter CarT crucial for Drosophila vision
Scientists at UMass Medical School have identified a cell membrane transporter -- CarT -- that maintains vision in the fruit fly Drosophila by recycling the neurotransmitter histamine in the brain. (2016-02-29)
Waste that is brimming with energy
Together with the Italian GARBO corporation, the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom, and the University of Padua, Italy, as well as the midsized company EAAT from Chemnitz, Germany, the HZDR researchers are working on a technological solution for waste treatment. (2013-11-21)
Gene discovery links cancer cell 'recycling' system to potential new therapy
University of Rochester scientists have discovered a gene with a critical link to pancreatic cancer, and further investigation in mice shows that by blocking the gene's most important function, researchers can slow the disease and extend survival. (2014-05-01)
Put a plastic bag in your tank
Researchers in India have developed a relatively low-temperature process to convert certain kinds of plastic waste into liquid fuel as a way to reuse discarded plastic bags and other products. (2014-01-27)
Breakthrough technology observes synapse in real time, supporting theory of vesicular recycling
For the first time, scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City have observed in real time a cellular mechanism that's crucial to how brain cells communicate. (2007-12-13)
How our nerves keep firing
University of Utah and German biologists discovered how nerve cells recycle tiny bubbles or (2013-12-04)
Students at Rensselaer design 'smart' parking lot
Students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., have designed a (1999-12-07)
Building up biomaterials: Michigan Tech researchers lead Forest Bioeconomy Conference
What do furniture makers, the auto industry and foresters all have in common? (2017-02-01)
No future without scarce metals
It is not just in laptop computers, mobile telephones and LED screens that scarce metals are to be found but also in solar cells, batteries for mobile technologies and many other similar applications. (2012-01-31)
How continents were recycled
Researchers from Germany and Switzerland have used computer simulations to analyse how plate tectonics have evolved on Earth over the last three billion years. (2017-08-22)
Plastics in electrical waste: Disposal or recycling?
Every year, the editors of the scientific journal Environmental Science & Technology select the best papers among their peer-reviewed contributions, which numbered more than 1,500 in 2011 alone. (2012-03-16)
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