Article - 16 Jun 2017
Carrageenan is a derivative of red seaweed and usually used to thicken food, but a team from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered it also works well as a stabiliser in...
Article - 22 Jul 2021
An ambitious scheme, launched in 2019, is making significant headway in the development of decontamination processes for the recirculation of contaminated industrial waste plastic. To commemorate...
Article - 16 Aug 2018
Microplastics are miniscule, manmade pieces of plastic that range from 5 millimetres to 100 nanometres across. These tiny bits are filling oceans, seas and waterways, working their way into the...
Article - 24 Jul 2014
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) roughly 10% of the world's population (780 million) do not have access to a source of clean drinking water and disease associated with the consumption...
Article - 8 Oct 2013
Solar power could one day become a major source of energy and a way of life. Today, however, it only represents less than 1% of the world's energy.
Article - 1 Jun 2022
The production of plastic has skyrocketed in recent decades, using 6% of world oil, emitting GHGs, and inflicting environmental harm to natural habitats and ecosystems. Plastic waste is a big concern...
Article - 10 Mar 2020
Radical Plastics has developed a plastic resin that breaks down over time into harmless carbon-based materials. The product will revolutionize the field of biodegradable plastics and lead the way to...
Article - 8 Feb 2013
Hydrogels are polymer chains comprising of repetitive units with the capability of absorbing water molecules. Certain hydrogels are capable of absorbing as much as 500 times their weight in water.
Article - 28 Jan 2020
Photovoltaic (PV) materials are the subject of intensive study today, as a climate emergency is declared by national and local governments all around the world.
Article - 11 Jan 2019
Globally, the energy consumed has consistently increased over the last fifty years. Today, most energy is supplied by burning fossil fuels or created using nuclear reactions.