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, Mar 14, 2013 Comments Off

Biofuel Solutions for the Southeast

The IBSS partnership is a group of Universities and companies determined to bridge the divide between farmers and liquid fuel producers. Through improved genetics, planting and harvesting processes, transportation and storage innovations, IBSS is equipped to make bio-fuel production in the Southeast a reality.

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Mar 05, 2012 Comments Off

Tiny Sensors Detect Huge Diseases

Sensors developed by food safety engineer Bryan Chin are revolutionizing the way inspectors test food for biological pathogens that sicken about one in six Americans each year. A 2011 outbreak of Listeria claimed 16 lives in Colorado. Salmonella contamination of eggs, tomatoes, jalapenos and peanut butter from 2008 to 2010 infected thousands of people and [...]

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, , Nov 22, 2011 Add a comment

You’re really going to eat THAT!?

Salmonella in peanut butter. E. coli in beef. Listeria in lettuce. Each year a surprising number – one in six – of Americans get sick from tainted food. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that more than 3,000 of those people die. Part of the problem is the global supply chain. Those peanuts may come [...]

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Mar 15, 2011 Add a comment

Energy the Way Nature Intended It?

When Wei Zhan got to thinking about solar panel expenses, he started looking at the inefficiencies in traditional silicon solar panels and researching systems that were more efficient. He found some. They’re called plants.

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Sep 14, 2010 Comments Off

Bomb Detection Robots Take the Field

Here in the U.S., there are roughly 11 million acres contaminated with unexploded ordnance—an area about the size of Florida. It gives a whole new importance to the policy “Call before you dig.” The EPA calls unexploded ordinance an “imminent and substantial” threat, and estimates that it may take more than $14 billion to clean up.

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, Jun 30, 2010 Comments Off

The New “Green” Asphalt

Asphalt may look sticky and black, but Randy West and his team at the National Center for Asphalt Technology are working to make it green.

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, Jun 30, 2010 Add a comment

Tatarchuk Tackles the Tiny Trouble

With a little wet spaghetti and piano wire you can power a Trident submarine, and build the world’s most efficient air filter.

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