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Synthetic Stones Capture Carbon

13 December 2011 – 11:25 |

While scrubbers in smokestacks at coal plants can pull out toxic gases like sulfur dioxide, scientists haven’t yet developed a cost-effective technology to remove carbon dioxide from industrial exhaust. Now European researchers have tinkered with …

Greening Mortar With Olive Waste

13 July 2011 – 12:55 |

The cement industry is one of the world’s largest producers of atmospheric carbon dioxide. The reason is that cement’s calcium carbonate releases the greenhouse gas. Now researchers have shown that they can replace up to …

Sewer Sampling Reveals Patterns Of Drug Use

16 June 2011 – 22:14 |

While high school graduates in Oslo, Norway, partied hard for two weeks last spring during the so-called Russ graduation festivities, levels of the drug ecstasy spiked about 10-fold in the city’s sewer …

Fatty Acids In Red Wine Make It Taste Fruity

9 June 2011 – 10:11 |

The quality of a wine is still in the palate of the beholder, but tasters agree that fruitiness is an important contributor. Spanish researchers now report that chemicals responsible for a wine’s foul, …