Cheap Nanotube Sensors to Detect Toxins in Water

A research team at Stanford has developed a new inexpensive sensor chip made with carbon nanotubes, being capable to detect rapid traces of TNT and poison in rivers, reservoirs.

Bio-Electric Hybrid Aircraft Needs Support on Kickstarter

Let's all combine forces to help the world's first ever hybrid eco-friendly aircraft become a reality. A team of UK engineers hope to raise...
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Apple Launches New Renewable Energy Fund In China

Apple announced earlier this year that its global facilities are powered by 100 percent renewable energy. However, its climate action plan did not stop...

Pineapples and Bananas Could Be Building Blocks for Future Cars

Various scientists have been arguing over bioplastics and their cleanliness to the environment lately. A new invention from Brazil creates bioplastics having the strength similar to Kevlar from bananas and pineapples. Alcides Leão, a researcher at Sao Paulo State University, and the project leader, says his bioplastics are "30% lighter and three to four times stronger."

UN Encourages Us to Eat Insects as Part of a Nutrition-Rich Diet

According to a report by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization insects can provide all needed nutrients and proteins to undernourished children. The report, which...

Converting Carbon Dioxide to Methane Now Possible With Rhodium

Using UV light, Duke University researchers managed to develop nanoparticles that act as a catalyzer while converting carbon dioxide into methane. This new nanoparticle requires...

Shine – a Brighter Solar Light and Charger

Shine is a new and improved solar light, which is brighter than its ancestors and can charge your phone. Solar lights are nothing new, they...

Apple Stops the Use of Two Toxic Chemicals in Assembling iPhone

In recent years, the incredible over-production of bigger (and smaller) and better electronic gadgets, has triggered huge debates over e-waste dump sites and exposure...

Colony Collapse Disorder Threatens US Food Supply

According to a study released on Monday, the use of honey substitutes as bee feed is most likely contributing to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)...

Captured Carbon Dioxide Could Be Used as Solvent for Plastic Materials, Scientists Prove

The carbon dioxide that's to be captured from the atmosphere by various innovative means has proved itself of having multiple uses, from producing fertilizers to aspirin. Now, German from the Fraunhofer Institute researchers found that it also can be used as a non-toxic solvent for dyes.