The first caffeine-'addicted' bacteria

Some people may joke about living on caffeine, but scientists now have genetically engineered E. coli bacteria to do that—literally. Their report in the journal ACS Synthetic Biology describes bacteria being "addicted" ...

Drinking water from the sea using solar energy

One of the main ways to obtain drinking water in hot, dry countries surrounded by sea or ocean is through desalination. European researchers developed a high-efficiency and low-cost desalination technology by exploiting solar ...

Researchers let loo-se on unique project

University of Manchester researchers are beginning work on a prototype device for harvesting energy and clean drinking water from human waste.

That caffeine in your drink -- is it really 'natural?'

That caffeine in your tea, energy drink or other beverage — is it really natural? Scientists are reporting successful use for the first time of a simpler and faster method for answering that question. Their report appears ...

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