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The developers envision their machines as, one day, being part of “mini-factories” which can mass produce needed products for today’s consumers. The Growduce machine holds a SCOBY which feeds on
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Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology recently teamed up with paper industry specialists to develop a new solvent that could drastically change the way the
Recent scientific findings that unveil the remarkable structural performance of plants could completely change what we think of as "green architecture." Researchers at Purdue University who conducted an
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
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,
Ever wondered why paper beats rock in a game of roshambo? It turns out that cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) derived from wood pulp extract can be used to create one of the strongest materials known to
Algae is often touted as the next big thing in biofuels, but the slimy stuff could also be the key to paper-thin biodegradable batteries according to researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden.
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