Finnish robotics firm develops trash recycling robot
Penn State's ReDi Index ready to be global standard zero-waste measure
Penn State's new ReDi Index is poised to become the worldwide barometer of zero-waste efforts, in a similar manner to LEED measurement and certification for the green building industry, but on a universal scale.
Atom-thick sheets unlock future technologies
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new way of splitting layered materials, similar to graphite, into sheets of material just one atom thick could lead to revolutionary new electronic and energy storage technologies.
Trained bacteria convert bio-wastes into plastic
Dutch researcher Jean-Paul Meijnen has 'trained' bacteria to convert all the main sugars in vegetable, fruit and garden waste efficiently into high-quality environmentally friendly products such as bioplastics.
UK town using fuel from human waste
Semiconductor could turn heat into computing power
(PhysOrg.com) -- Computers might one day recycle part of their own waste heat, using a material being studied by researchers at Ohio State University.
Experts say federal nuclear waste panel overlooks public mistrust
A renewed federal effort to fix the nation's stalled nuclear waste program is focusing so much on technological issues that it fails to address the public mistrust hampering storage and disposal efforts.
Power plant waste to be used to clean up Gulf oil spill
Specially treated waste material from electric power plants will soon be used to clean up oil in the Gulf thanks to the ingenuity of a University of Central Florida professor.
Latest 'green' packing material? Mushrooms
A new packing material that grows itself is now appearing in shipped products across the country.
Software will cut millions from nuclear clean-up bill
Virtual reality software that plans the safe decommissioning of nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities could save industry millions of pounds, according to its inventors.
Love that dirty water: Scientists find low-tech way to recycle H2O
Horticulturists at Pennsylvania State University have come up with a low-cost, green method for recycling so-called "gray" water -- the stuff from sinks, showers and washing machines that would otherwise go down the drain.
Process in big-screen plasma TVs can produce ultra-clean fuel
The process that lights up big-screen plasma TV displays is getting a new life in producing ultra-clean fuels, according to a report here today at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society ...
New welding discovery could radically improve manufacturing practices
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new welding technique for manufacturing horizontal and inclined structures discovered by Cranfield University could radically improve weld-based manufacturing practices, without the need ...
Researchers improve production of chemicals from wood waste
Researchers from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have succeeded in making a significant leap forward in the production of biochemicals and biofuels from waste wood. They discovered that the bacterium Cupriavidus ba ...