Biological wizardry ferments carbon monoxide into biofuel
Jul 26, 2016
Cornell University biological engineers have deciphered the cellular strategy to make the biofuel ethanol, using an anaerobic microbe feeding on carbon monoxide - a common industrial waste gas.
Mines hydrology research provides 'missing link' in water modeling
Jul 21, 2016
Groundbreaking research on global water supply co-authored by Colorado School of Mines Hydrology Professor Reed Maxwell and alumna Laura Condon, now assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Syracuse University, ...
Researchers uncover new light harvesting potentials
Jul 14, 2016
Researchers for the first time have found a quantum-confined bandgap narrowing mechanism where UV absorption of the graphene quantum dots and TiO2 nanoparticles can easily be extended into the visible light range.
Trap and neutralize: A new way to clean contaminated groundwater
Apr 13, 2016
A team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have helped discover a new chemical method to immobilize uranium in contaminated groundwater, which could lead to more precise and successful water remediation ...
Organic Rankine Cycle - Drawing the last drop of energy from heat
Feb 25, 2016
Organic Rankine Cycle uses heat in water or exhaust gasses to produce electricity. Often it uses waste heat. Most engineering companies implementing ORC-solutions do so for large systems at high temperatures and pressures.
Study team assembles water-testing kits bound for Flint, Michigan
Feb 22, 2016
For people worried about bad water, testing begins at home.
New protocol to detect three species of Legionella in just eight hours
Feb 16, 2016
Scientists at the Polytechnic University of Valencia have developed an innovative protocol for the detection of the three most prevalent Legionella species, enabling the source of the infection to be located in just eight ...
Monsanto's glyphosate now most heavily used weed-killer in history, study says
Feb 02, 2016
Monsanto's signature herbicide glyphosate, first marketed as "Roundup," is now the most widely and heavily applied weed-killer in the history of chemical agriculture in both the U.S. and globally, according to a landmark ...
New study identifies lead exposure risk of water pipe replacement
Jan 22, 2016
A new long-term simulation study confirms that partial replacement of lead pipes with copper, has caused serious problems in Flint, MI and Washington, DC, and more than doubles the lead released into the water supply. A partial ...
Material may offer cheaper alternative to smart windows
Jan 21, 2016
If you've ever blown up a balloon or pulled at a pair of pantyhose, you may have noticed that the more the material stretches, the more transparent it becomes. It's a simple enough observation: the thinner a material, the ...