Drinking water odors, chemicals above health standards caused by 'green building' plumbing
Several types of plastic pipes in eco-friendly green buildings in the United States have been found to leach chemicals into drinking water that can cause odors and sometimes exist at levels that may exceed ...
How myths about the brain are hampering teaching
Myths about the brain are common among teachers worldwide and are hampering teaching, according to new research published today [15 October].
Creating low-cost solar energy
Work by PhD student Alex Barker, under the supervision of Dr Justin Hodgkiss, a senior lecturer in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, is helping to improve the efficiency of next generation solar ...
OLED experts to advance improved production techniques
Back in May, Steven Shankland in CNET said that, for the lighting business, "the next technology is coming: OLED (organic light-emitting diode) lighting. It replaces the small, bright dots of LEDs with sheets of light that aren't so piercingly bright." Now MIT Technolog ...
Desktop device to make key gun part goes on sale in US
The creator of the world's first 3D plastic handgun unveiled Wednesday his latest invention: a pre-programmed milling machine that enables anyone to easily make the core component of a semi-automatic rifle.
Custom urns courtesy of company's 3-D printer
A Minnesota startup is using a 3-D printer to create custom urns shaped like objects that were important to the person whose remains they hold.
More management needed for Rottnest marine debris
A marine ecology expert says it could take an international effort to manage the amount of debris and pollution that washes up on Rottnest Island.
Plastic nanoparticles also harm freshwater organisms
Organisms can be negatively affected by plastic nanoparticles, not just in the seas and oceans but in freshwater bodies too. These particles slow the growth of algae, cause deformities in water fleas and impede communication ...
Israeli swimmers battle plastic bags to take open water record
Six Israelis on Saturday claimed the world open water relay record after swimming 380 kilometres (236 miles) home from Cyprus in a challenge also meant to highlight ocean pollution.
Australia takes the next step in the fight against ocean plastic pollution
Following on from the successful launch of the UK Good Scrub Guide, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) has now released an Australia specific version of the Guide, freely available for download.
California becomes first US state to ban plastic bags
California became the first US state Tuesday to ban single-use plastic bags, as Governor Jerry Brown signed the measure into law.