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DIY: A Simple Guide to Beer Brewing for Seasonal Ale Lovers

DIY: A Simple Guide to Beer Brewing for Seasonal Ale Lovers

What You’ll Need: 5 gallon pot Bottling bucket Fermentation bucket or glass carboy (carboys are more expensive, but will last longer) Tubing Clamp for the

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Green and Clean: Eco-Friendly Laundry Products

Green and Clean: Eco-Friendly Laundry Products

There's really nothing like the fresh scent of newly washed laundry, so it's too bad that many of the products we use to get our clothes clean are downright scary. Many detergents are petroleum-based and

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Self-Powered Cyborg Cockroaches Could Locate Disaster Victims

Self-Powered Cyborg Cockroaches Could Locate Disaster Victims

Cockroaches are not everyone’s cup of tea, but a recent development by a team of Japanese scientists may change the way you look at the virtually indestructible creepy-crawlies. Osaka University and the

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Cheap, Biodegradable Sugar Batteries Could Power Gadgets Within Three Years

Cheap, Biodegradable Sugar Batteries Could Power Gadgets Within Three Years

A research team from Virginia Tech led by Y.H. Percival Zhang just developed a battery that runs on natural sugar that could replace conventional batteries within three years. The sugar battery is cheap,

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6 Natural Hangover Remedies to Cure What Ails Ya on New Year’s Day

6 Natural Hangover Remedies to Cure What Ails Ya on New Year’s Day

BANANAS You might have heard that bananas are favored by athletes because they contain potassium and it's that same reason that makes them great hangover cures. When you're hungover, your body has lost a

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DIY: How to Brew Kombucha at Home

DIY: How to Brew Kombucha at Home

The first time I heard about kombucha was when a friend of mine sent me a picture of a strange, somewhat bubbly liquid that had a slimy film on top of it. I asked if she was planning to put any of that in

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Bioengineered E.coli Bacteria Poops Out Petroleum

Bioengineered E.coli Bacteria Poops Out Petroleum

Image via Shutterstock The last few years have shown that bacteria can "poop out" some mighty useful (and valuable) stuff - whether it be gold or battery power. Now a team from the Korea Advanced

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Nutrient Found In Broccoli Could Yield Powerful New Cancer-Preventing Sunscreen

Nutrient Found In Broccoli Could Yield Powerful New Cancer-Preventing Sunscreen

We've all heard that food is the best medicine, but a new study out of the University of Arizona found that nutrient-dense foods could also be useful as topical applications. According

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INDEX Award Winner: Fenugreen Organic FreshPaper Will Keep Your Unrefrigerated Food Fresher 4x’s Longer

INDEX Award Winner: Fenugreen Organic FreshPaper Will Keep Your Unrefrigerated Food Fresher 4x’s Longer

Have you ever reached into your refrigerator to grab a box of strawberries and opened it to find a blackened pile of fruit. Spoiled food is a terribly disappointing thing that happens more often than you

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7 DIY Face Masks for Gorgeous Spring and Summer Skin

7 DIY Face Masks for Gorgeous Spring and Summer Skin

These DIY masks can work wonders for a variety of skin issues—from dry, cracked cheeks and dull foreheads to acne breakouts. Try to use organic ingredients whenever possible, as the skin on your face is

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Scientists Create World’s Most Complex Biomolecular Computer

Scientists Create World’s Most Complex Biomolecular Computer

Scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed a powerful new biomolecular computing device that could significantly advance gene therapy and cloning. Professor Ehud Keinan of

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Virgina Tech Researchers Create Food from Non-Edible Plant Cellulose

Virgina Tech Researchers Create Food from Non-Edible Plant Cellulose

Few people turn to a tree branch or corn husk for a meal, and for good reason. The cellulose found in the cell walls of plants is enormously difficult for the human digestive system to break down. The

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Horse Poop Could Be the Key to Commercial Biofuel Production

Horse Poop Could Be the Key to Commercial Biofuel Production

Horse photo from Shutterstock Scientists just discovered a key ingredient that could help propel the production of biofuel: horse poop. Converting corn stalks and grass to biofuel requires removing

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Researchers Find Way to Extract Hydrogen from Any Plant in Potential Breakthrough for Fuel Cells

Researchers Find Way to Extract Hydrogen from Any Plant in Potential Breakthrough for Fuel Cells

In a breakthrough that could be a game-changer for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, researchers at Virginia Tech have discovered a way to extract large amounts of hydrogen from any plant. Current methods of

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Grow Your Own Healthy Greens in the Freshlife Stacking Sprouter

Grow Your Own Healthy Greens in the Freshlife Stacking Sprouter

Sprouts and edible grasses are very rich in nutrients, but anyone who has ended up with mush instead of tasty green knows that growing them at home can be tedious. Fresh wheatgrass, micro-greens, and

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MIT Scientists Engineer Yeast Cells to Produce More Efficient Biofuels

MIT Scientists Engineer Yeast Cells to Produce More Efficient Biofuels

In the hunt to replace petroleum, scientists are looking for more efficient ways to produce biofuels from organisms. A team of researchers at MIT have engineered yeast to manufacture the heavy alcohol

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Brown University Identifies Hungry Microbe That Could be Key to Turning Biomass Into Biofuel

Brown University Identifies Hungry Microbe That Could be Key to Turning Biomass Into Biofuel

The quick rise and depressing downward spiral of the ethanol industry proved that using food to make biofuel is both wasteful and costly. Non food-based biofuels, such as those derived from grasses,

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MIT Team Creates Genetic Circuits From Bacteria That Remember Logical Functions

MIT Team Creates Genetic Circuits From Bacteria That Remember Logical Functions

A team of engineers from MIT has created genetic circuits in bacterial cells that can not only perform logic functions, but also remember the results. These functions can then be encoded within the

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Scientists to Use Firefly Bioluminescence to Create Energy-Free Lighting

Scientists to Use Firefly Bioluminescence to Create Energy-Free Lighting

A team of scientists from Syracuse University are using nanotechnology to harness the natural bioluminescence of fireflies in order to create lighting that doesn't need any energy to glow! By using

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E. chromi Designer Bacteria Will Color Your Poop According to What Ails You

E. chromi Designer Bacteria Will Color Your Poop According to What Ails You

E. chromi is an experimental collaboration between designers and scientists working in the field of synthetic biology. Royal College of Art graduates’ James King and Daisy Ginsberg, together with

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Sony Develops a Battery That Runs on Paper

Sony Develops a Battery That Runs on Paper

It seems that renewable energy now grows on trees, as electronics giant Sony just announced that it has developed a battery powered by paper. Before you start thinking you can charge your iPhone with a

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Panda Poop Could be the Key to Cheap and Efficient Biofuel Production

Panda Poop Could be the Key to Cheap and Efficient Biofuel Production

  Giant Pandas are well-loved for their distinctive appearance and sedentary nature. Now they will receive even greater adoration and attention for their bowel-based contribution to the

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Enzyme Discovered in the Great Salt Lake Could Unlock Non-Food Derived Biofuels

Enzyme Discovered in the Great Salt Lake Could Unlock Non-Food Derived Biofuels

Researchers working with the US Department of Energy recently isolated a salt-tolerant enzyme from the Great Salt Lake that they say is the missing piece in the biofuel refining process. The team of

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U.S. Energy Dept. Gives $105M to Make Fuel From Corn Waste

U.S. Energy Dept. Gives $105M to Make Fuel From Corn Waste

In an effort to reduce our dependency on foreign oil, the U.S. has been working to ramp up its plant-based ethanol production in recent years, and while we're falling short of Congress's 500 million

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Cow Tummies May Hold Key to Unlocking Biofuels

Cow Tummies May Hold Key to Unlocking Biofuels

One of the major obstacles of biofuel production today is that the actual process of turning a plant into a usable energy source is time consuming and costly. Well, scientists at the US Department of

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Liquid Energy: New Microbe Tech Turns Sun and CO2 Into Fuel

Liquid Energy: New Microbe Tech Turns Sun and CO2 Into Fuel

Biofuel startup Joule Unlimited has announced that it has engineered microbes that require only sunlight and CO2 to produce ethanol, diesel, or other hydrocarbons. The company formally announced that it

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New ‘Super Yeast’ Will Reduce Crop Usage In Biofuel Production

New ‘Super Yeast’ Will Reduce Crop Usage In Biofuel Production

One of the greater issues associated with biofuel is that the sheer amount of grain required to create it could potentially feed millions of people. In fact, when the 'Biofuel Revolution' started under

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Bacteria Harvests Precious Metals to Produce Clean Energy

Bacteria Harvests Precious Metals to Produce Clean Energy

Typical of industrial construction, precious metals such as gold, platinum and palladium are sometimes lost given the difficulties of effectively extracting them. However, researchers from the School of

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First Glucose Biofuel Cell Paves Way for Body-Powered Electronics

First Glucose Biofuel Cell Paves Way for Body-Powered Electronics

Glucose: it gives us that extra spike of energy, powers our cells, and soon, it might even power implantable medical devices. A team of researchers from Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France

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Could Genetically Engineered Pigs Reduce Water Pollution?

Could Genetically Engineered Pigs Reduce Water Pollution?

This story might sound like an April Fool's joke, but we assure you, it's totally real. Canadian researchers have developed Enviropig, a line of genetically engineered Yorkshire pigs that can digest

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