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.
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (June 15, 2016) Airbus hopes to turn algae into biofuel for planes, with the plane maker saying that by 2050 five percent of jet fuel could be provided by algaculture. Jim Drury reports.
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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
July 27, 2016 A new wrinkle on an old technology -- solid-state thermophotovoltaics (TPV) -- could provide a high-efficiency alternative for directly converting high-temperature heat from ... read more
July 27, 2016 New model provides a fresh perspective that can sharpen research aimed at pinning down lithium's biochemical targets and guide design of new treatments of mood disorders that are as effective as ... read more
July 26, 2016 IdleBox, an electronic education and outreach toolkit aimed at promoting idling reduction across the country, has now been relauned. The new IdleBox is now available to anyone seeking an ... read more
July 27, 2016 Researchers have fabricated the first magneto-optical (MO) Q-switched laser. Unlike electro-optic (EO) and acousto-optic (AO) effects, MO effects had not previously been used in Q-switched lasers, ... 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