Robert Aguilar

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'White graphene' soaks up pollutants and can be re-used

Traditional ways to clean up chemicals include graphene materials - and the household sponge<p><b>A next-generation material first earmarked for use in electronics has proven itself a capable clean-up agent for polluted waters.</b><p>Boron nitride, or "white graphene", is similar to its namesake: sheets of …

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Scientists get closer to 'bio-battery' by discovering how bacteria transfers electricity

Scientists have discovered how a particular type of bacteria transfers electricity, a finding that they say will help them develop fully biological batteries. Scientists previously knew that the bacteria, <i>shewanella oneidensis</i>, attaches to rusty iron and other materials and breaks them down, …

The Trouble with Biofuels | Articles | Naked Scientists

<i>Biofuels - often suggested as low or no carbon alternatives to fossil - may not be as green as they seem.</i><p>The promise is attractive: can we use plants …

Turning waste into building blocks of the future city

Modern cities create vast quantities of waste. But rather than causing a crisis, could these overflowing landfills help create urban landscapes of the future? In the third of Building Tomorrow’s expert viewpoints, urban designer Mitchell Joachim looks at ways our trash can be turned into …

What is a Dyson sphere?

Are some advanced civilizations in our galaxy now collecting all of the energy emitted by their stars? If so, we would call their energy-collecting …

The Energy Fix: How Waste Could Power The U.S. For Decades

The world throws away enormous amounts of energy each day. In the U.S. alone, waste streams could account for 100,000 megawatts of untapped electrical capacity. New technology could convert those overlooked sources into usable power.<p>The Radioactive Option<p>Next-Next-Gen Nuclear Power<p>U.S. nuclear …

Bacterial apocalypse – the bugs are getting cleverer, and we are doing little to stop them

We're all doomed.<p>Well, possibly not. But having recently returned from the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, …