An efficient process for breaking down ANY plastic waste to a molecular level

A research group at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has developed an efficient process for breaking down any plastic waste to a molecular level. The resulting gases can then be transformed back into new plastics – of the same quality as the original. The new process could transform today’s plastic factories into recycling refineries, within

An efficient process for breaking down ANY plastic waste to a molecular level

This 3D printer can compete with both the resolution and throughput of traditional manufacturing

Rapid manufacturing on-demand could put warehouses, molds into the past Northwestern University researchers have developed a new, futuristic 3D printer that is so big and so fast it can print an object the size of an adult human in just a couple of hours. Called HARP (high-area rapid printing), the new technology enables a record-breaking

This 3D printer can compete with both the resolution and throughput of traditional manufacturing

Important steps towards calcium-based batteries

Calcium-based batteries promise to reach a high energy density at low manufacturing costs. This lab-scale technology has the potential for replacing lithium-ion technology in future energy storage systems. Using the electrolytes available, however, it has been impossible so far to charge calcium batteries at room temperature. In the Energy & Environmental Science journal, researchers of

Important steps towards calcium-based batteries

Hope for millions of IBS sufferers

Australian researchers identify a link between itchy skin and gut pain, caused by identical receptors This is big news for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) patients: 11 percent of the world’s population suffers from IBS, but the fight against chronic pain has taken a major step forward with scientists identifying receptors in the nervous system which

Hope for millions of IBS sufferers

Medical researchers can help when society is rejecting facts

One study says coffee is good for you, while another study says that it’s not. They’re both right, within context. This dichotomy together with an environment of distrust spurred by anecdotes, fake news, and to a large extent, social media, has created a skeptical and misinformed public. As a result, researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College

Medical researchers can help when society is rejecting facts

Could AI predict potential serious side effects of drug-drug interactions?

The more medications a patient takes, the greater the likelihood that interactions between those drugs could trigger negative side effects, including long-term organ damage and even death. Now, researchers at Penn State have developed a machine learning system that may be able to warn doctors and patients about possible negative side effects that might occur

Could AI predict potential serious side effects of drug-drug interactions?

Making large structures from little pieces with assembler robots

Systems of tiny robots may someday build high-performance structures, from airplanes to space settlements. Today’s commercial aircraft are typically manufactured in sections, often in different locations — wings at one factory, fuselage sections at another, tail components somewhere else — and then flown to a central plant in huge cargo planes for final assembly. But

Making large structures from little pieces with assembler robots

A 3D printed starter kit for coral reef regeneration

Natural disasters such as hurricanes often leave devastation in their wake. Residents living in affected areas are sometimes displaced or require temporary shelter while their homes — or even neighborhoods — are repaired or rebuilt. But what if you are a fish and your home is a coral reef? Researchers across the globe are searching

A 3D printed starter kit for coral reef regeneration

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