A 12 month trial on a cotton farm just outside the rural town of Goondiwindi Queensland in Australia has shown it’s possible to divert large amounts of cotton textile waste at end of life from landfill with no harm done to soil health or cotton yields.
A research team at MIT has recently designed a silk-based system that could help easily produce an inexpensive substitute for microplastics.
To save the world’s fish stocks and oceans, scientists are racing to find better and sustainable ways to make healthy nutritional products such as Omega-3 fatty acids, biodiesel, aquaculture and livestock food from fast-growing microalgae.
One of the flagship items on any restaurant menu, from local diners to Michelin-starred restaurants, is almost always ‘steak.’ However, in an environmentally-conscious society, it is essential to find an alternative to overcome the environmental issues that stem from the ever-increasing demands for meat-based products.
Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, will invest $50 million over the next five years in four new programs to drive critical breakthroughs in tough national challenges.
First Light Fusion (First Light), the University of Oxford fusion spin-out, today confirms it has achieved fusion. The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has independently validated the result.
The Chinese have used microalgae for nutritional and medicinal purposes for thousands of years trusting they can remedy virtually any health issue. The concept that microalgae have surprising healing powers is not as unbelievable as some might contemplate.
Scientists from Heriot-Watt University have been funded by Innovate UK to develop additives and processing methods that will drastically increase the recycled content of plastic bottles.
Inspired by the always immaculate lotus leaf, researchers have developed a self-cleaning bioplastic that is sturdy, sustainable and compostable.
Restoration of degraded landscapes takes time and patience, but residual soil deficiencies surprised researchers who compared the results of a six-year native planting project in South Australia.