Biosensors, upgrading natural gas, plants to detect pollutants, zinc oxide coatings

Biosensors will protect water from toxins, finds new study

Researchers at the University of California San Diego will develop a sophisticated new biosensor that can protect the water supplies from a wide range of toxins, including heavy metals and other poisons… Read more


Converting raw natural gas into upgraded liquid alcohol fuel

America’s current energy boom may take a new direction with the discovery of a new way to turn raw natural gas into upgraded liquid alcohol fuel… Read more


Nanotechnology uses plants to detect pollutants, explosives

A team of researchers at MIT have increased the uses of plants by augmenting them with nanomaterials that could enhance their energy production and give them completely new functions, such as monitoring environmental pollutants… Read more

Zinc oxide coatings prevents small electronic parts from sticking together

When small parts in a microgear or micromotor stick together, an electronic device may not work well. Scientists report that rough zinc oxide coatings can prevent tiny silicon parts from adhering to each other… Read more

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