Ecuador breaks Guinness reforestation record
Ecuador broke the world record for reforestation Saturday, as thousands of people pitched in to plant 647,250 trees in a single day, President Rafael Correa said.
Stranded humpback whale 'Johanna' had microplastics in her stomach
In the humpback whale that stranded end of 2012 and was publically called Johanna, microplastics were found. It is the first time that microplastics were encountered in the intestinal tract of a baleen whale. ...
Biomedical sensors for disease detection made simple
Healthcare researchers are increasingly focused on the early detection and prevention of illnesses. Early and accurate diagnosis is vital, especially for people in developing countries where infectious diseases ...
Microplastics 'pollution puzzle' in PNAS News feature
In May, PNAS published an article that describes how research developed from finding unexpectedly high numbers of plastic particles in the marine environment to developing methods for identification and to ...
First graphene-based flexible display produced
(Phys.org) —A flexible display incorporating graphene in its pixels' electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic, the first time graphene has been used ...
Container rethink: Ooho team cooks up water holder
Team builds implantable piezoelectric nanoribbon devices strong enough to power pacemaker (w/ Video)
Ekocycle 3D printer uses recycled plastic bottles as component in filament cartridges
Study shows one reason why pigeons so rarely crash
3D pen-in-air aims for professional heights
Regenerating plastic grows back after damage (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —Looking at a smooth sheet of plastic in one University of Illinois laboratory, no one would guess that an impact had recently blasted a hole through it.
Eight million tons: Researchers calculate the magnitude of plastic waste going into the ocean
A plastic grocery bag cartwheels down the beach until a gust of wind spins it into the ocean. In 192 coastal countries, this scenario plays out over and over again as discarded beverage bottles, food wrappers, ...
Students launch desktop recycler that turns pop bottles into 3D printer plastic
Three engineering physics students at the University of British Columbia have developed a desktop plastic recycler and extruder that turns plastic waste into the material needed for 3D printing.
Better thermal-imaging lens from waste sulfur
Sulfur left over from refining fossil fuels can be transformed into cheap, lightweight, plastic lenses for infrared devices, including night-vision goggles, a University of Arizona-led international team ...