Light from a water bottle could brighten millions of poor homes (w/ video)
Self-filling water bottle takes cues from desert beetle
How Much Energy Goes Into Making a Bottle of Water?
Concerned researchers project global solid waste to peak at 11 million tons per day in 2100
Researchers identify endocrine-disrupting chemical in bottled water
Plastic bottles solve Nigeria's housing problem
The idea undoubtedly seemed strange at first: take the plastic water bottles that litter Nigeria's roads, canals and gutters and allow people to live inside them.
Container's material properties affect the viscosity of water at the nanoscale
Water pours into a cup at about the same rate regardless of whether the water bottle is made of glass or plastic.
Eye of the beholder: Improving the human-robot connection (w/ video)
Researchers are programming robots to communicate with people using human-like body language and cues, an important step toward bringing robots into homes.
Plastics and chemicals they absorb pose double threat to marine life
(Phys.org)—Marine creatures that ingest plastics in the ocean might suffer from a double whammy of the plastic itself and the pollutants those plastics have absorbed while floating in the open seas, according ...
US town bans bottled water
Water, water everywhere—just not in plastic bottles, says a town in the US state of Massachusetts.
Australian town in 'world-first' bottled water ban
An Australian town pulled all bottled water from its shelves Saturday and replaced it with refillable bottles in what is believed to be a world-first ban.
Ocean garbage frustrates search for Flight 370
Sometimes the object spotted in the water is a snarled fishing line. Or a buoy. Or something that might once have been the lid to an ice box. Not once—not yet at least—has it been a clue.
IBM, Stanford cite advance in plastic recycling (w/ Video)
In a paper published in the American Chemical Society journal, Macromolecules, scientists from IBM and Stanford University detail discoveries that could lead to the development of new types of biodegradable, biocom ...
Researchers question emergency water treatment guidelines
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) recommendations for treating water after a natural disaster or other emergencies call for more chlorine bleach than is necessary to kill disease-causing pathogens ...