Archive: 09/27/2013

Tweaking Mother Nature's chemistry box

Natural enzymes are very clever molecular machines. They are the catalyst for many of nature's chemical transformations. And the conditions they need to perform their task are rather precisely defined. There ...

Sep 27, 2013
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Supported accommodation with a SmILE

A worldwide study into best practice accommodation design for people living with an acquired brain or spinal cord injury has been released today.

Sep 27, 2013
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Papyrus charcoal offers new fuel source

Turning local sources of underused biomass like maize cobs or papyrus stems into charcoal briquettes could provide better fuel for people across East Africa, scientists suggest. This new, sustainable energy ...

Sep 27, 2013
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Promoting environmental justice worldwide

The increasing social metabolism of the world economy and the global competition for resources is placing ever-greater pressure on the environment and on vulnerable communities. This trend is set to continue, ...

Sep 27, 2013
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The government scheme that's after your data

A little known UK government initiative is underway to release vast amounts of personal data from companies to citizens with the laudable aim of handing power to the consumer. The midata initiative aims to ...

Sep 27, 2013
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