How Much Energy Goes Into Making a Bottle of Water?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Most people who buy bottled water have access to clean drinking water virtually for free (in the US, tap water costs less than a penny per gallon, on average). Nevertheless, the consumption of bottled water ...

Hot springs microbe yields record-breaking, heat-tolerant enzyme

Bioprospectors from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Maryland School of Medicine have found a microbe in a Nevada hot spring that happily eats plant material – cellulose – at temperatures ...

Physicists control chemical reactions mechanically

(PhysOrg.com) -- UCLA physicists have taken a significant step in controlling chemical reactions mechanically, an important advance in nanotechnology, UCLA physics professor Giovanni Zocchi and colleagues report.

Long-Awaited 'Alex' Android eReader Ready For Pre-Orders

(PhysOrg.com) -- You can preorder the first Alex Reader today... finally! Alex, the first Google Android-powered eReader will ship to preorders in mid-April, five months after its announcement made a huge splash last October. ...

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