News tagged with biodegradation

Nanoparticles May Help Optimize Chemotherapy

(PhysOrg.com) -- A research group reported recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that they have engineered nanoparticles to help block a protein process that takes place in tumors, making the tu ...

May 06, 2009 weblog
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Biodegradable mulch films on the horizon

In 1999, more than 30 million acres of agricultural land worldwide were covered with plastic mulch, and those numbers have been increasing significantly since then. With the recent trend toward "going green", ...

Feb 26, 2009
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New method accelerates stability testing of soy-based biofuel

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has developed a method to accelerate stability testing of biodiesel fuel made from soybeans and also identified additives that enhance stability at high temperatures. ...

Jan 13, 2009
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Clothing to crow about: Chicken feather suits and dresses

In the future, you may snuggle up in warm, cozy sweats made of chicken feathers or jeans made of wheat, enjoying comfortable, durable new fabrics that are "green" and environmentally friendly. Researchers ...

Jan 12, 2009
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