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The brewing of beer produces great quantities of leftover grain, which often ends up being processed into cattle feed. Scientists have developed a new method of extracting the protein and fiber from that waste, however, for use by humans.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: American Chemical Society, Virginia Tech, Beer, Waste, Recycling, Brewing, Protein, Fiber, Biofuel
Just like a tree trunk, the tusk of the narwhal acquires a new growth ring every year. Analyses of those rings have now revealed some interesting facts about the animals' diet, and about changes in their environment.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: Aarhus University, Whale, Ecology, Ocean, Environment
A team at UC Berkeley has developed a process that turns plastic waste into something more valuable – an adhesive. Based on an engineered catalyst, the inspiration was to find ways to "upcycle" plastics by putting them to new uses while preserving the properties that made them attractive in the first place.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Environment, Recycling, Plastic, Plastic waste, UC B
Just because a lithium-ion battery no longer holds a charge doesn't mean it no longer holds any value. It still contains useful metals, which can now be reclaimed via a more eco-friendly technique – the key ingredient is orange peel waste.Continue ReadingCategory: Environment, ScienceTags: Nanyang Technological University, Batteries, Lithium-ion, Citrus Waste, Recycling
Japanese performance cars have never done well on the auction block compared to their American and European counterparts, but they are quickly beginning to look like worthwhile investments. Here's a look at the most collectible Japanese cars.


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