Biochemists Provide New Key for Treating Fabry Disease, a Rare Childhood Disorder
(PhysOrg.com) -- A research team led by biochemist Scott Garman at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has for the first time determined the mechanism of one of the cell’s 'recycling' enzymes, human alpha-galactosidase ...
CRTs going down the tubes? Hardly
Many people may assume that conventional television sets and computer monitors — the kind that use picture tubes (technically known as cathode ray tubes, or CRTs) rather than flat panel screens — have ...
Japan's mobile phone marvels go back to the future
In the Japan of 2020 a stressed-out salaryman may unwind from his hectic futuristic lifestyle by time-travelling back a few centuries and taking a virtual stroll through medieval Tokyo.
Student-Made 'Sustain-a-Bear' Puts Green Spin on Timeless Toy
Most teddy bears, regretfully, face a lonesome retirement once their owners grow up or move on.
Japan mines toxic e-waste for precious materials
Seeking to turn an environmental problem into an economic opportunity, high-tech companies in resource-poor Japan are mining mountains of toxic e-waste for precious materials.
How green is your house? Recycling favorite activity among Brits says new survey
Seventy percent of households always separate their rubbish for recycling, but only 2 percent buy their energy on a green tariff, according to the early findings of a major new annual household survey, called "Understanding ...
Electronic Waste Needs to Go Green
(PhysOrg.com) -- Americans love their consumer electronics, but what happens to all the gadgets when their useful life is over? Despite being one of the largest generators of "e-waste" in the world, the U.S. has no federal ...
Scientists Make Ink Disappear, Make Paper Reusable
Taiwan unveils hydrogen-powered mobile phone chargers
Taiwanese researchers said Friday they have developed hydrogen-powered mobile phone chargers, in a development that could boost the island's efforts to become a player in green technologies.
Increasingly, states push for e-waste recycling
(AP) -- Frustrated by inaction in Congress, a growing number of states are trying to reduce the rising tide of junked TVs, computers and other electronics that have become one of the nation's fastest-growing ...
'Smart Trash' concept could reinvent recycling with a cash incentive
(PhysOrg.com) -- Envision a distasteful trip to the curb to take out the trash as a pleasant -- and profitable -- stroll. Some juiceless batteries - those are good for a few cents. An old keyboard might fetch ...
Set world standards for electronics recycling, reuse to curb e-waste exports to developing countries
Processes and policies governing the reuse and recycling of electronic products need to be standardized worldwide to stem and reverse the growing problem of illegal and harmful e-waste processing practices in developing countries, ...
Trash or treasure? Discarded US computers often get a second life
More computers discarded by consumers in the United States are getting a second life in developing countries than previously believed, according to a new study -- the most comprehensive ever done on the topic ...
Australian PM vows to create 50,000 'green' jobs
(AP) -- Australia's prime minister promised Thursday to create 50,000 "green" jobs and apprenticeships to combat climate change and unemployment simultaneously.