Study finds the bulk of shoes' carbon footprint comes from manufacturing processes
A typical pair of running shoes generates 30 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to keeping a 100-watt light bulb on for one week, according to a new MIT-led lifecycle assessment. But what's surprising ...
Study finds evidence nanoparticles may increase plant DNA damage
(Phys.org) -- Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) have provided the first evidence that engineered nanoparticles are ...
Intel to invest $5 billion in new Arizona plant
US computer chip giant Intel announced plans on Friday to invest more than $5 billion to build a new state-of-the-art chip manufacturing facility in Arizona.
Thames Water, 2OC will deliver power from London's fatbergs
Making alternative fuels cheaper: New synthesis could make biofuel more appealing for mass production
MIT chemical engineers have devised a cheaper way to synthesize a key biofuel component, which could make its industrial production much more cost-effective.
VW to invest in renewable energy
The biggest European automaker, Volkswagen, plans to invest almost one billion euros ($1.44 billion) in renewable energies over the coming years, a press report said on Friday.
Pulling CO2 from air vital, but lower-cost technology a stumbling block so far: researchers
Emerging techniques to pull carbon dioxide from the air and store it away to stabilize the climate may become increasingly important as the planet tips into a state of potentially dangerous warming, researchers ...
A fabric with green sheen: Fast-growing bamboo offers more eco-friendly cloth
Anne Kai, of Lacey, Wash., owns a small, hand-dyed fabric business with an environmental slant.
Continuous drug manufacturing offers speed, lower costs
Traditional drug manufacturing is a time-consuming process. Active pharmaceutical ingredients are synthesized in a chemical manufacturing plant and then shipped to another site, where they are converted into ...
Prefab houses that are glued, not nailed, together
With prefabricated houses, the dream of having one's own home can quickly become a reality. Until now, nails have been used to hold the individual components together. Now an adhesive tape has been developed ...
New research measures the cost of getting cleaner air
(Phys.org)—Extensive environmental regulations have brought cleaner air and health improvements to the United States, but they also have increased the cost of manufacturing and reduced industrial productivity, ...
Solar power manufacturing makes good business sense for governments: study
Canadian and provincial governments could spend $2.4 billion to build a large scale solar photovoltaic manufacturing plant and then give it away for free and still earn a profit in the long run, according to a financial analysis ...
Knowing the unknown: Researchers work to build robots' awareness of their own limitations
Robot butlers that tidy your house or cook you a meal have long been the dream of science-fiction writers and artificial intelligence researchers alike.
1st Chinese automaker in US to open Calif. Plants
(AP)—The first Chinese-owned vehicle manufacturer in the United States has unveiled ambitious plans to build as many as 1,000 electric buses a year at a refurbished RV manufacturing plant in the Mojave ...