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As useful a material as leather is, growing it on the backs of cows isn’t the most environmentally friendly way to get it. Now, engineers at Tufts University have created a new leather-like material out of silk, which can be 3D printed into shape and easily recycled into new products as needed.Continue ReadingCategory: Materials, ScienceTags: Materials, new material, Silk, Tufts University, 3D Pr
Have you ever wondered how many bubbles there are in your Friday knockoff beer? No? Well scientists apparently have, and in a new study they’ve finally answered the question nobody’s been asking, with a vague “a lot, we guess.”Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Beer, Drink, Drinking, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon, Bubble
the process allows the compostable plastics to self-destruct by embedding it with a polymer wrapping that once exposed to heat and water it eats itself. The post scientists unveil process that makes biodegradable plastics truly compostable appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
If you've ever wondered why the rabbits in your garden aren't as big as horses, wonder no more. According to a team of scientists led by Kyoto University's Primate Research Institute, competition with larger, hoofed herbivores puts a cap on the top bunny size.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: Kyoto University, Animals, Evolution
For many years now, scientists have learned about the past by analyzing core samples taken from ice caps or soil. They have now applied that same technique to a millennia-old pile of bat poop, with interesting results.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: Bats, History
Although adult stegosaurs reached lengths of up to 9 m (30 ft) they still started out as small as a cat, if a recently-found footprint is anything to go by. And what's more, they may have walked differently as babies.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: University of Queensland, Dinosaurs, Fossils
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
In 2014, no less an authority than NASA proclaimed in peer-reviewed papers that it was getting mysterious thrust from the EmDrive, a strange, brassy trumpet of a thing that its creators claimed could produce thrust with no propellant. NASA's findings replicated 2009 experiments in China. A zero-propellant thruster? The world sat up and listened.Continue ReadingCategory: Physics, ScienceTags: Sate
In 2015, the Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of the Veil Nebula. NASA has revisited this image and applied new processing techniques, bringing out even finer details of the nebula.NASA, ESA/Hubble and Z. Levay have been able to bring out additional details in the ionized gas that makes up the threads and filaments of the nebula. Observations taken by Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 instrume
It may be a bit gross, but mucus plays a key role in our bodies. Now, an MIT team has managed to create an artificial version of the stuff, and shown that it’s an effective antimicrobial – even more so than real mucus.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: MIT, Fluid, Artificial, Protein, Bacteria, Antibiotic, Antibacterial


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