Biofuel researchers at UC Berkeley may keep the tobacco industry from going up in smoke. Scientists are engineering tobacco plants to produce oils that can serve as biofuels to power airplanes, cars, trucks and other machines.
AP (Nov. 15, 2013) The Obama administration wants to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply, acknowledging that the biofuel law championed by both parties is not working as well as expected. AP's Dina ... watch video
Reuters (Oct. 5, 2011) In its goal to significantly decrease its dependency on foreign oil, the US Navy has successfully tested its first unmanned reconnaissance helicopter powered by biofuel. The trial was the second ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 23, 2015) Scientists in the Czech Republic are using a toxic sludge leftover from the production of leather to produce biofuel, providing a cheaper and greener material for the fuel. Amy Pollock reports.
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Reuters (Nov. 10, 2013) Researchers in eastern China have developed a 3D bio-printer that they say could create functional human body parts within the next twenty years. The printer represents a milestone for China in the ... watch video
Howdini (Dec. 1, 2013) Are you thinking about taking your in home entertainment experience to the next level -- or another dimension? Technology guru Veronica Belmont explains the 3D experience and why you should consider ... watch video
TheStreet (July 11, 2014) Global oil demand will rise at the fastest pace in five years in 2015, according to the International Energy Agency. The IEA said that world oil consumption will increase next year by 1.4 million ... watch video
Nov. 30, 2015 Researchers have been pioneering antenna measurement methods for decades, but a new robot may be the ultimate innovation, extending measurements to higher frequencies while ... read more
Nov. 30, 2015 In hopes of limiting the disastrous environmental effects of massive oil spills, materials scientists have teamed up to manufacture and test a new material, called a boron ... read more
Nov. 30, 2015 Scientists have discovered a new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, which is distinct from the known phases of graphite and diamond. They have also developed a technique for using Q-carbon to ... read more
Nov. 30, 2015 What differentiates complex fluids from mere fluids? What makes them unique is that they are neither solid nor liquid. Among such complex fluids are foams. They are used as a model to understand the ... read more
Nov. 30, 2015 Policymakers, industry and government officials will have to invest US $2.5 trillion for electricity generation over the next 20 years. A new report presents the environmental costs and benefits ... read more
May 14, 2014 Individuals prenatally exposed to tobacco smoke exhibited weaker response in some regions of the brain while processing a task that measures inhibition control (the ability to control inappropriate ... read more
Apr. 14, 2014 Tobacco, a high-density crop which is mown several times throughout its cycle, can produce as much as 160 tonnes of fresh matter per hectare and become a source of biomass suitable for producing ... read more