Archive: 06/5/2008

A glass apart

British scientists are developing a new type of glass that can dissolve and release calcium into the body. This will enable patients to regrow bones and could signal a move away from bone transplants.

Jun 05, 2008 4.4 / 5 (26) 0

Volcano taming

Could macro-scale chemical engineering be used to stop a volcanic lava flow in its tracks and save potentially thousands of lives and homes when the next eruption occurs? That's the question R.D. Schuiling of Geochem Research ...

Jun 05, 2008 3.8 / 5 (5) 0

Otters reveal their identity

Researchers of the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research have developed two new methods, in order to be able to better estimate the numbers of European Otters (Lutra lutra) and their effects on the fish ...

Jun 05, 2008 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Building on pyramids of trash

A Dutch engineer has devised a simple solution to the growing amounts of waste society generates. Writing in the current issue of the International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, Roelof Schuiling of Geochem Resear ...

Jun 05, 2008 2.7 / 5 (7) 2