Gene boosts rice growth and yield in salty soil

Soil salinity poses a major threat to food security, greatly reducing the yield of agricultural crops. Rising global temperatures are expected to accelerate the buildup of salt in soil, placing an increasing burden on agricultural ...

Growing organs a few ink drops at a time

Printed replacement human body parts might seem like science fiction, but this technology is rapidly becoming a reality with the potential to greatly contribute to regenerative medicine. Before any real applications, "bioprinting" ...

Enzymes from fungi simplify chemical synthesis

Using natural enzymes obtained from fungi, scientists from TU Delft have potentially made the synthesis of certain pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and agrochemicals much simpler, cheaper and environmentally more benign. They have ...

Manganese dioxide shows potential in micromotors

Manganese dioxide could make the preparation of micromotors increasingly cost-effective, opening up new avenues for their use, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.

Video: Exploring 'stillsuits' for cities

As a child, David Sedlak was inspired by Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel Dune, which depicts a desert world where people wear "stillsuits" to capture their water waste and distill it for reuse.

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