Gut bacteria from worm can degrade plastics, finds study


Gut bacteria

Gut bacteria

Gut bacteria from worm can degrade plastics, finds study

Plastic is well-known for sticking around in the environment for years without breaking down, contributing significantly to litter and landfills. But scientists have now discovered that bacteria from the guts of a worm known to munch on food packaging can degrade polyethylene, the most common plastic. Read More

 

artificial leaf

artificial leaf

Research towards making “artificial leaf” to produce clean hydrogen fuel

For years, scientists have been pursuing “artificial leaf” technology, a green approach to making hydrogen fuel that copies plants’ ability to convert sunlight into a form of energy they can use. Now, one team reports progress toward a stand-alone system that lends itself to large-scale, low-cost production. Read More 

 

DNA Binding Protein Zinc

DNA Binding Protein Zinc

Newly developed nanoparticle cluster manufacturing technique using DNA binding protein

Researchers at KAIST developed a new manufacturing technique for size-controllable magnetic nanoparticle clusters (NPCs) using the zinc finger protein that specifically binds to target DNA sequence. The research by Hak-Sung Kim, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, KAIST and doctoral candidate, Yiseul Ryu was published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition online. Read More

 

zeolite

zeolite

Zeolites net new carbon allotropes

Previously unknown carbon allotropes have been predicted by scientists exploring their links with well-known network topologies. The new structures are highly stable and transparent, some with larger optical band gaps than diamond. Advanced computational techniques are leading the search for new forms of carbon and other group 14 elements. Read More

 

bioplastics

bioplastics

Bioplastics production made much greener

Polylactic acid is a degradable plastic used mostly for packaging. To meet the rising demand, ETH researchers have developed an eco-friendly process to make large amounts of lactic acid from glycerol, a waste by-product in the production of biodiesel. Read More

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