News tagged with chemical industry

Research digs deep into the fracking controversy

The turmoil in oil-producing nations is triggering turmoil at home, as rising oil prices force Americans to pay more at the pump. Meanwhile, there's a growing industry that's promising jobs and access to cheaper ...

Apr 11, 2011
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From chemical engineering to the catwalk

Seamless fabric that can be sprayed on to skin and other surfaces to make clothes, medical bandages and even upholstery will be demonstrated this Thursday, in advance of the Science in Style spray-on fashion show next week ...

Sep 14, 2010
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Where do the drugs go?

Drug delivery inside the body is a complicated process. Compounds travel through a maze of aqueous solutions, lipid membranes, and barriers between the blood and tissues like the brain. Research reported in the American Institute ...

Jul 27, 2010
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EPA takes new look at gas drilling, water issues

(AP) -- So vast is the wealth of natural gas locked into dense rock deep beneath Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Ohio that some geologists estimate it's enough to supply the entire East Coast for ...

Jul 21, 2010
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Knowing When Poultry Goes Foul

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mom's trusty nose may be good, but researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have gone her one better by designing an instrument that quickly and precisely sniffs trace ...

Apr 14, 2010
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Renewable energy obtained from wastewater

Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona have devised an efficient way to obtain electrical energy and hydrogen by using a wastewater treatment process. The proposed system, published in Water Research, uses b ...

Feb 24, 2015
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Blogosphere exerts new consumer influence on food industry

Earlier this year, bloggers scored a high-profile victory in their campaign against a common bread ingredient—also used in yoga mats and other plastics—when Subway announced it was dropping the substance from its dough ...

May 07, 2014
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