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Can fungi replace plastics?

Fungi, with the exception of shitake and certain other mushrooms, tend to be something we associate with moldy bread or dank-smelling mildew. But they really deserve more respect. Fungi have fantastic capabilities ...

dateMar 12, 2013 in Materials Science
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Researchers use bacteria to reduce uranium to safe levels

While the Cold War ended decades ago, its legacy will live for centuries in toxic waste. In remote corners of the country from Tennessee to the Pacific Northwest, dozens of federal laboratories struggle to ...

dateMay 19, 2006 in
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Helium supplies endangered, threatening science and technology

In America, helium is running out of gas.The element that lifts things like balloons, spirits and voice ranges is being depleted so rapidly in the world’s largest reserve, outside of Amarillo, Tex., that supplies are expected ...

dateJan 02, 2008 in
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