Honda will recycle rare-earth metals from batteries
'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.
A call to change recycling standards as 3-D printing expands
The 3-D printing revolution has changed the way we think about plastics. Everything from children's toys to office supplies to high-value laboratory equipment can be printed. The potential savings of producing ...
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 ...
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 ...
Israel conference: Cavemen discovered recycling
If you thought recycling was just a modern phenomenon championed by environmentalists and concerned urbanites—think again.
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 ...
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.
No-battery lantern uses water and salt for light
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.
Recycling water in space
During the last space shuttle flight, astronauts will test a new method for recycling 'used' water. Water is essential for life, and having access to water beyond Earth will be a major obstacle for future ...
Battling addictions with engineering algorithms
(PhysOrg.com) -- Chemical engineers are responsible for numerous scientific advances, ranging from affordable pharmaceuticals and super-strong synthetic fibers to environmental cleanup and recycling technologies. ...
Concrete recycling may cut highway construction cost, landfill use
(PhysOrg.com) -- Purdue University civil engineers are working with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to perfect the use of recycled concrete for highway construction, a strategy that could ...