Scientists unveil chocolate-fueled race car
(AP) -- Scientists unveiled on Tuesday what they hope will be one of the world's fastest biofuel vehicles, powered by waste from chocolate factories and made partly from plant fibers.
Researchers develop biodegradable substitutes for wood, plastic bottles and other common materials
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stanford University researchers have developed a synthetic wood substitute that may one day save trees, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and shrink landfills.
Stem cells replace stroke-damaged tissue in rats
Effective stem cell treatment for strokes has taken a significant step forward today as scientists reveal how they have replaced stroke-damaged brain tissue in rats.
Smart bubbly, corny USB sticks lead fair's gadget parade
Intelligent champagne bottles, "green" USB sticks made of corn and an understanding alarm clock led the parade of fun, futuristic gadgets at the world's biggest high-tech fair.
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", ...
Stainless Steel Catalyst Lowers Cost of Microbial Fuel Cells
Microbial factories: Researchers harness bacteria to produce energy, clean up environment
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the search for answers to the planet's biggest challenges, some MIT researchers are turning to its tiniest organisms: bacteria.
Implants mimic infection to rally immune system against tumors
Bioengineers at Harvard University have shown that small plastic disks impregnated with tumor-specific antigens and implanted under the skin can reprogram the mammalian immune system to attack tumors.
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. ...
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 ...