How bacteria can survive in acidic, metal rich environments
Acid-loving bacteria thrive in sour, acidic places and can help to dissolve metal. Therefore they are often used for industrial metal extraction. In her doctoral thesis "Growth and Survival of Acidithiobacilli in Acidic, ...
Official wants study of quake risks at nuke plants
(AP)—The new chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says she supports a push to re-evaluate the earthquake risks at nuclear power plants.
New FJVPS capable of producing 3-D assembly procedure videos in fewer than 3 hours
Fujitsu and Digital Process Limited today announced the availability of FJVPS V15L13, a new Virtual Product Simulator from Fujitsu (FJVPS) digital production preparation tool for customers in the assembly ...
Glass: Characterizing with precision and efficiency
(Phys.org)—At home, in the car or with industrial processes – glass is a universal material. Its properties are so extraordinary that frequently there are no alternatives to this material. Take, for example, high-temperature ...
Ames Laboratory improving process to recycle rare-earth materials
Recycling keeps paper, plastics, and even jeans out of landfills. Could recycling rare-earth magnets do the same? Perhaps, if the recycling process can be improved.
Manufacturing complex 3D metallic structures at nanoscale made possible
The fabrication of many objects, machines, and devices around us rely on the controlled deformation of metals by industrial processes such as bending, shearing, and stamping. Is this technology transferrable ...
Filming bacterial life in multicolor as a new diagnostic and antibiotic discovery tool
(Phys.org)—An international team of scientists led by Indiana University chemist Michael S. VanNieuwenhze and biologist Yves Brun has discovered a revolutionary new method for coloring the cell wall of ...
Biorefining: The new green wave
Biorefineries and "green chemistry" seem to have a credible future built on a wide range of applications such as cosmetics, plastics and detergents.
Manufacturers in developing countries have competitive edge
(Phys.org)—Manufacturing plants in developing countries have more potential competitive advantages over their industrialized counterparts than just lower costs, a University of Melbourne study has found.
Cost-efficient method developed for maximizing benefits from wine waste
A new study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), shows that grape skin and seeds generated from winemaking—known as wine pomace—are a good source of antioxidant dietar ...
EU MPs call for 'robust' oversight of shale gas development
European lawmakers want tough regulation of shale oil and gas exploration and member states should be cautious as they proceed, especially over 'fracking' recovery systems, a statement said on Wednesday.
Bioremediation used to alleviate surface water pollution
European research has investigated the possibility of using naturally occurring microbes to bio-decontaminate groundwater, a source of organic solvent pollutants in surface water.
Welding of steel and aluminum a first on frames of mass-produced vehicles
Honda Motor today announced that it has newly developed a technology for the continuous welding of the dissimilar metals of steel and aluminum and applied it for the first time in the world to the subframe ...
Where is it cheapest to cut carbon?
Researchers from The Australian National University have shed some light on why some countries are more reluctant to agree to an international carbon price than others.