A new long-lasting, quick-charging electric car battery may offer a way to ease drivers' "range anxiety"—the fear of running out of power.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~5 min
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Insects, like mealworms and grasshoppers, are a sustainable, climate-friendly food source. But for kids at least, grasshoppers fail the "yuck test."
Dec. 21, 2020 • ~5 min
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Researchers have created a process that turns plastic bags into a tough adhesive. The work could fix an issue with recycling plastic into cheaper products.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~9 min
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Using a bacterial strain from mangroves, researchers have uncovered a low-cost, sustainable way to produce bioplastics from sewage sludge and wastewater.
Dec. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
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Wind and solar power in California isn't as beneficial to the environment as renewable energy in Florida, researchers say. Here's why and why it matters.
Dec. 15, 2020 • ~5 min
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New research identifies four species of ocean fish that tend to get caught more than once. Here's what that means for sustainable fisheries.
Nov. 18, 2020 • ~5 min
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New self-watering soil that pulls water from the air to feed it to plants could help people grow crops in places with sandy soil.
Nov. 3, 2020 • ~5 min
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