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Contamination-eating microbes developed at University of Toronto to be tested in the field

August 9, 2019

For years, the University of Toronto’s Elizabeth Edwards and her team have been developing a potent mix of microbes that…
Getting the oil out of water

June 11, 2019

Oil and water are famously reluctant to mix fully together. But separating them completely — for example, when…
A Promising Trap for Radioactive Waste

June 10, 2019

Material could tackle isotope at Hanford and beyond. While useful in very small amounts to scan and diagnose…
Stanford develops an experimental process to rinse heavy metals from toxic soils

June 5, 2019

When poisonous heavy metals like lead and cadmium escape from factories or mines, they can pollute the nearby…
Researchers develop a new houseplant that can clean your home’s air

December 20, 2018

We like to keep the air in our homes as clean as possible, and sometimes we use HEPA…
Nano-Scale Motors Could Neutralize CO2 in the Ocean

September 25, 2015

University of California nano-engineers have developed a new type of nano-scale motor that could be used in future…
Using ultrasound to clean medical instruments

September 17, 2015

Researchers from the University of Southampton have demonstrated how a pioneering ultrasonic device can significantly improve the cleaning…
Purifying contaminated water with crab shells

August 27, 2015

Scientists in Malaysia have found that crab shells are effective in removing copper and cadmium from contaminated waters.…
Eliminating water-borne bacteria with pages from The Drinkable Book could save lives

August 21, 2015

Human consumption of bacterially contaminated water causes millions of deaths each year throughout the world—primarily among children. While…
Speciation of radioactive particles in Fukushima soil

December 12, 2014

Radioactive contamination of the soil in the Fukushima area as a result of the Fukushima nuclear disaster is…
Microrockets fueled by water neutralize chemical and biological warfare agents

October 30, 2014

With fears growing over chemical and biological weapons falling into the wrong hands, scientists are developing microrockets to…
Clothes That Self-Decontaminate; NRL Material May Also Purify Biofuel

April 18, 2014

The military wants fabrics that don’t just filter out nerve agents and other toxins, but also self-decontaminate. Dr.…
Indian Company Licenses Berkeley Lab Invention for Arsenic-free Water

March 6, 2014

When Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientist Ashok Gadgil set out to solve an insidious public health…
Top Tech: Self-Decontaminating Materials

February 28, 2014

The Naval Research Laboratory has developed a new self-decontaminating coating for use in filters, clothing and disposable wipes…
Need a water filter? Peel a tree branch

February 27, 2014

If you’ve run out of drinking water during a lakeside camping trip, there’s a simple solution: Break off…
Aerogel technology holds potential for oil and chemical clean-up

February 26, 2014

Cleaning up oil spills and metal contaminates in a low-impact, sustainable and inexpensive manner remains a challenge for…
A touch of garlic helps kill contaminants in baby formula

December 2, 2013

Garlic may be bad for your breath, but it’s good for your baby, according to a new study…
U.S. Moab Site Cost-Effectively Eliminates 200 Million Gallons of Contaminated Ground Water

July 31, 2013

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that it has extracted 200 million gallons of contaminated ground water…
NRL Develops Polymer Nanofibers for Chemical and Biological Decontamination

April 10, 2013

Chemical and biological threats pose a significant concern not only to the modern warfighter but an ever-increasing number…
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