News tagged with environmental science and technology

Electricity from trees

Plants have long been known as the lungs of the earth, but a new finding has found they may also play a role in electrifying the atmosphere.

dateMar 21, 2012 in Environment
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'Superbugs' found breeding in sewage plants

(Phys.org) —Tests at two wastewater treatment plants in northern China revealed antibiotic-resistant bacteria were not only escaping purification but also breeding and spreading their dangerous cargo.

dateDec 16, 2013 in Environment
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Scientists eye risks of quantum dots

Quantum dots have the potential to bring many good things into the world: efficient solar power, targeted gene and drug delivery, solid-state lighting and advances in biomedical imaging among them.

dateFeb 02, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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Greenhouse surprise for red meat

(PhysOrg.com) -- Beef produced in feedlots has a smaller carbon footprint than meat raised exclusively on pastures, according to the surprise results of a new study.

dateFeb 03, 2010 in Environment
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Tadpoles Used to Rapidly Detect Water Pollution

(PhysOrg.com) -- Research conducted by University of Wyoming Professor Paul Johnson and others demonstrates that genetically modified tadpoles work well as sensitive monitors for rapidly detecting water pollution.

dateDec 03, 2009 in Environment
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Batteries for the future

One of the most important decisions facing designers of plug-in electric or hybrid vehicles is related to battery choice. Now, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have used a life cycle ...

dateApr 22, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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