Balloon filled with ground coffee makes ideal robotic gripper (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- The human hand is an amazing machine that can pick up, move and place objects easily, but for a robot, this "gripping" mechanism is a vexing challenge. Opting for simple elegance, researchers ...
BBC Science Team Builds Coffee Fueled Car... The Carpuccino
Could you run your car on coffee?
(Phys.org) —New research from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies shows that waste coffee grinds could be used to make biodiesel.
Carbonized coffee grounds remove foul smells
For coffee lovers, the first cup of the morning is one of life's best aromas. But did you know that the leftover grounds could eliminate one of the worst smells around sewer gas?
Researchers read the coffee grounds and find a promising energy resource for the future
For many of us, it's the fuel that wakes us up and gets us started on our day.
Used coffee grounds are a rich source of healthful antioxidants
To plant food, insect repellant and other homespun uses for spent coffee grounds, scientists are adding an application that could make the gunk left over from brewing coffee a valuable resource for production ...
Baked goods could become bioplastics
That day-old Starbucks croissant may not need to go into the garbage after all. A new technique developed by Carol S. K. Lin, a biochemical engineer at the City University of Hong Kong, could turn uneaten pastries and coffee ...
New biorefinery finds treasure in Starbucks' spent coffee grounds and stale bakery goods
With 1.3 billion tons of food trashed, dumped in landfills and otherwise wasted around the world every year, scientists today described development and successful laboratory testing of a new "biorefinery" intended to change ...
From food waste to bus fuel and biofertilizer
Banana peel, coffee grounds and other food waste will be transformed into green fuel for Oslos city buses starting next year. The Norwegian capitals new biogas plant will also supply nutrient-rich ...