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Textile Bioreactor Converts Waste into Biogas and Bioethanol

Sweden: Circular Economy

Textile Bioreactor Converts Waste into Biogas and Bioethanol

A multi-year collaboration between researchers within Resource Recovery at the University of Borås and a textile manufacturing company has resulted in a new type of reactor made of a textile material. The reactor transforms different kinds of waste into new products, such as biofuel. read...

Fish Migrations Keep the Global Carbon Cycle Running

Saudi Arabia: Marine Biology

Fish Migrations Keep the Global Carbon Cycle Running

The biological carbon pump is a cyclical process by which inorganic carbon from the atmosphere is fixed by marine lifeforms and transported through ocean layers into the deepest waters and ocean sediments. Fish that feed at the surface at night and retreat to the mesopelagic zone by day were thought to influence carbon cycling, but the extent of their contribution has never been explored. read...

Indian Lab Industry Met at Top Event

India: Trade Show

Indian Lab Industry Met at Top Event

With 9,641 visitors and 261 exhibitors, analytica Anacon India, India Lab Expo and Pharma Pro&Pack Expo has reached the best results in its decade-old history. The number of visitors rose by 25 % compared to the previous edition. read...

Enzymes as Power Source for Medical Implants

Germany: Biofuel Cells

Enzymes as Power Source for Medical Implants

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, together with an international team of researchers, found a way to boost the energy output of biofuel cells by storing and bundling the energy of many spontaneous enzyme reactions. read...

Taking a Peak at Nanoclusters

UK: Nanoscale Research

Taking a Peak at Nanoclusters

Using the latest developments in microscopy, experts in the Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC) at the University of Nottingham have taken a first peak into the private life of atomic clusters. read...

Mechanism for ALS Disease Discovered

Sweden: Biosciences

Mechanism for ALS Disease Discovered

A mechanism for how the disease ALS evolves has been discovered at Umeå University, Sweden. The discovery concerns how proteins with a defect structure spread the deformation to other proteins. The discovery can open up for novel pharmaceutical developments in the future. read...

Climate-Friendly Propane Heat Pumps

Germany: Heat Pumps

Climate-Friendly Propane Heat Pumps

Fraunhofer researchers have now contributed to the development of a heat pump that uses propane instead of harmful fluorinated greenhouse gases. The pump is both more climate-friendly and more efficient, the scientists claim. read...

Lifestyle Diseases Started 12.5 Million Years Ago

Germany: Nutritional Science

Lifestyle Diseases Started 12.5 Million Years Ago

A team of scientists found that the fruits likely consumed by the earliest representative of African apes and human in early winter had a high sugar and especially fructose content. This in turn led to the formation of body fat due to the lack of uricase in the metabolism. read...

Labvolution Award To Honor Real-World Solutions

Germany: Lab Technology

Labvolution Award To Honor Real-World Solutions

Labvolution, Europe’s trade fair for laboratory technology, will for the first time next year award prizes for examples of best practice. The newly created Labvolution Award is aimed specifically at users from the laboratory sector, i.e. laboratories, research groups, or deserving individuals. It honors outstanding improvements that deliver significant benefits for laboratory work and processes. read...

Researchers Turn Unpleasant Soy Pulp into Healthy Probiotic Drink

Singapore: Food Science

Researchers Turn Unpleasant Soy Pulp into Healthy Probiotic Drink

Okara — the residue from the production of soy milk and tofu — has an unpleasant smell and taste. About 10,000 tonnes of this pulp is produced in Singapore each year. Usually it is discarded by soy food producers as food waste. Now, scientist at the National University of Singapore have devised a process that could allow to use it as nutrient source. read...