News tagged with food

Microalgae used for green asphalt

Microalgae offer a highly promising alternative to petroleum products without competing for resources used in the food industry. They have now been used for the first time to make asphalt. Researchers have ...

dateApr 21, 2015 in Materials Science
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China's struggle for water security

Way back in 1999, before he became China's prime minister, Wen Jiabao warned that water scarcity posed one of the greatest threats to the "survival of the nation".

dateApr 18, 2015 in Environment
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A beggars banquet—life in a shared nest

It's not all bad for crow chicks who have to share their nest with an uninvited pushy guest such as a cuckoo youngster. For one, they can sit back and wait for food to arrive while the cuckoo chick does all the begging for ...

dateApr 15, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Sensor detects spoiled meat

MIT chemists have devised an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat, allowing consumers to determine whether the meat in their grocery store or refrigerator is safe to ...

dateApr 15, 2015 in Analytical Chemistry
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