Scientists Make Ink Disappear, Make Paper Reusable
'Perfect plastic' created
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Leeds and Durham University have solved a long-standing problem that could revolutionize the way new plastics are developed.
Israel conference: Cavemen discovered recycling
If you thought recycling was just a modern phenomenon championed by environmentalists and concerned urbanites—think again.
No-battery lantern uses water and salt for light
Old tires become material for new and improved roads
(Phys.org) —Americans generate nearly 300 million scrap tires every year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Historically, these worn tires often end up in landfills or, when illegally ...
Trees used to create recyclable, efficient solar cell
Solar cells are just like leaves, capturing the sunlight and turning it into energy. It's fitting that they can now be made partially from trees.
Yale researchers call for specialty metals recycling
An international policy is needed for recycling scarce specialty metals that are critical in the production of consumer goods, according to Yale researchers in Science.
Nanocellulose sponges to combat oil pollution
A new, absorbable material from Empa wood research could be of assistance in future oil spill accidents: a chemically modified nanocellulose sponge. The light material absorbs the oil spill, remains floating ...
Nuclear fuel recycling could offer plentiful energy (w/ Video)
Imagine the mess if we mined one ton of coal, burned five percent of it for energy, and then threw away the rest.
Proteins hoist the anchor
Researchers from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and from the MPI Dortmund have for the first time successfully reproduced the recycling process of proteins regulating cellular transport in a biophysical ...
The fluorescent fingerprint of plastics
LMU researchers have developed a new process which will greatly simplify the process of sorting plastics in recycling plants. The method enables automated identification of polymers, facilitating rapid separation ...
Water conservation strategy should consider health, cost and community concerns, too
In April, California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order asking residents to reduce their water consumption by 20 percent. That hasn't happened. Since then, the state's dry conditions have worsened, with more than ...
Finnish robotics firm develops trash recycling robot
Is falling recycling rate due to 'green fatigue'?
It's been suggested that a recent fall in recycling rates is due to green fatigue, caused by the confusing number of recycling bins presented to householders for different materials. Recycling rates woul ...