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Algae: Biofuel of the future?

University of Virginia researchers have a plan to greatly increase algae oil yields by feeding the algae extra carbon dioxide (the main greenhouse gas) and organic material like sewage, meaning the algae could simultaneously ...

Aug 19, 2008 4.4 / 5 (53) 12

Uranium 'pearls' before slime

Since the discovery a little more than a decade ago of bacteria that chemically modify and neutralize toxic metals without apparent harm to themselves, scientists have wondered how on earth these microbes do ...

Aug 08, 2006 4.9 / 5 (48) 0