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Category Archives: Materials
Hospitals in Oman may soon be using date palm leaves to remove pharmaceutical chemicals and dyes from hospital wastewater, according to researchers from Sultan Qaboos University. The leaves offer a double opportunity for sustainability in that they can help clean … Continue reading
Here’s another example of biomimicry at its best. Did you ever wonder about the surface area potential of flower petals? Neither did we, but researchers from North Carolina State University have created flower-like structures out of germanium sulfide (GeS) – … Continue reading
In France two companies have demonstrated the first electric vehicle equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell that doubles its range. The Solvay Group, an international chemicals company based in Belgium, and Symbio FCell, headquartered in Paris, teamed up to produce … Continue reading
Applied CleanTech gives new meaning to the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” In fact, they take it one step further. Swap out “trash” for…well, “raw sewage” or “bio-solids,” and you’ll understand their business proposition. The company is … Continue reading
According to researchers at Oregon State University, the same type of microwave oven technology that most people use to heat up leftover food has found an important application in the solar energy industry, providing a new way to make thin-film … Continue reading