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Breaking down biomass with thermophilic bacteria

The deconstruction of biomass is a pivotal process in the biofuel industry, but the enzymes that possess a significant role in the breakdown of biomass remain relatively unexplored. To this end, DOE researchers ...

Aug 05, 2013
5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Robots strike fear in the hearts of fish

(Phys.org) —The latest in a series of experiments testing the ability of robots to influence live animals shows that bio-inspired robots can not only elicit fear in zebrafish, but that this reaction can ...

Jul 31, 2013
4 / 5 (3) 1 | with audio podcast

The arithmetic of gun control

Aiming to quell heated national debate about gun control with factual answers, two UC Irvine mathematicians have designed parameters to measure how to best prevent both one-on-one killings and mass shootings in the United ...

Jul 27, 2013
3.7 / 5 (20) 95 | with audio podcast

Microbial who-done-it for biofuels

One of the keys to commercialization of advanced biofuels is the development of cost-competitive ways to extract fermentable sugars from lignocellulosic biomass. The use of enzymes from thermophiles - microbes ...

Jul 25, 2013
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What does a city's appearance say about itself?

Just as we are quick to judge people by their appearances, we can also get a good feel for a city from its appearance. With a quick glance, we subconsciously notice the cleanliness of the neighborhoods, the ...

Jul 25, 2013 report
4 / 5 (10) 0 | with audio podcast