Berkeley researchers get E. coli to produce fluorinated molecules

In California, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have coaxed Escherichia coli to use fluorinated building blocks to make new organofluorine target molecules. Led...

Swedes look to forests for textiles innovation

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High-tech elite love castor bean oil kicks

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Finland furthers fiber foams

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Tiny, edible sensor poised to improve food safety

In Switzerland, a team of researchers have developed a sensor made out of nontoxic, edible materials that monitors the temperature of food products during...

Gevo teams up with National Labs to improve ethanol-to-olefins catalyst

In Colorado, Gevo and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are collaborating to improve Gevo’s ethanol-to-olefins catalyst. Gevo’s...

3-D printing startup hopes to ramp up PLA filament sales

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Dust-control polymers help make coal greener

In South Africa, LignoTech has developed a biobased dust-suppression product, Dustex P, which contains natural organic polymers that bind to coal particles. The release...

Sea fungus is an untapped source for skin benefits 

In India, scientists at the TERI-Deakin Nano Biotechnology Centre in New Delhi are compiling data on the potential cosmeceutical applications of marine fungi. “Improvements in...

Chinese scientists on the hunt for electrically conducive silk

In China, researchers at Tsinghua University are working on various methods to make silk conductible for use in body sensors—including a plan to feed...

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