News tagged with toxic environment

Robot fish could monitor water quality

Nature inspires technology for an engineer and an ecologist teamed up at Michigan State University. They're developing robots that use advanced materials to swim like fish to probe underwater environments.

dateNov 02, 2009 in Robotics
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Onion soaks up heavy metal, researchers find

Onion and garlic waste from the food industry could be used to mop up hazardous heavy metals, including arsenic, cadmium, iron, lead, mercury and tin in contaminated materials, according to a research paper published in the ...

dateDec 10, 2012 in Environment
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Researchers monitor 'red tides' in Chesapeake Bay

Researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science continue to monitor the algal blooms that have been discoloring Chesapeake Bay waters during the last few weeks. These "red tides" occur in the lower Bay every summer, ...

dateJul 27, 2012 in Environment
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