febbraio, 2012

Bacteria & Climate Change

Bacteria & Climate Change

Genetically Engineered Bacteria Could Help Fight Climate Change   As humans warm the planet by releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, some researchers believe that capturing CO2 and trapping it in buried rocks could lower the risk of catastrophic climate change. Now a team of researchers has shown that bacteria can help the process along. They can even be genetically modified to trap...

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Cotton made in Africa

Cotton made in Africa

The Aid by Trade Foundation The Aid by Trade Foundation follows an innovative approach in development cooperation. Rather than sending money to Africa, the Cotton made in Africa Initiative follows the principles of “social business” – as the name of the Foundation says, this is aid by trade, helping people to help themselves by means of commercial activities. The African smallholder farmers...

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Flexible batteries

Flexible batteries

Researchers develop flexible batteries for smart textiles Would you consider wearing a battery ? Of course not, it might seem too dangerous. However, researchers from the Polytechnic School of Montreal in Canada under the leadership of Maksim Skorobogatiy have made the idea possible.They have created a prototype of a flexible battery that can be neatly entwined into fabrics. Similar to the...

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Global Sustainability

Global Sustainability

The High-level Panel on Global Sustainability presents its report to the Secretary-General on 30 January 2012 in Addis Ababa. The 22-member Panel, established by the Secretary-General in August 2010 to formulate a new blueprint for sustainable development and low-carbon prosperity, was co-chaired by Finnish President Tarja Halonen and South African President Jacob Zuma. The Panel’s final...

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Magnetic soap

Magnetic soap

Magnetic soap: New tool for oil spill cleanup? Researchers have developed a soap made of iron-rich salts that could one day safely clean tainted water. When the Deepwater Horizon oil well collapsed and spilled 4.9 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, the dispersants used to clean up the oil created their own potential environmental problems. According to a report last...

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Options for CO2 capture

Options for CO2 capture

Technology options for CO2 capture This is the first in a series of reports that provide detail on the various capture technologies, with a primary focus on the power industry. These reports appeal not only to technical stakeholders, but also to non-technical project people and other stakeholders responsible for regulation and funding of large-scale integrated projects. The reports have been...

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The Arctic Adventures of Dioxy

The Artic Adventures of Dioxy   Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 End of the series prequel Episode 7 Episode...

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Denim By Premiere Vision 2011

Denim By Premiere Vision 2011

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