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Edible food packaging made from milk proteins (w/video)

Plastic food packaging not only creates a lot of non-recyclable, non-biodegradable waste, but thin plastic films are not great at preventing spoilage. And some plastics are suspected of leaching potentially harmful compounds into food. To address these issues, scientists are now developing a packaging film made of milk proteins - and it is even edible.

Posted: Aug 22nd, 2016

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New discoveries about photosynthesis may lead to solar cells of the future

For the first time, researchers have successfully measured in detail the flow of solar energy, in and between different parts of a photosynthetic organism. The result is a first step in research that could ultimately contribute to the development of technologies that use solar energy far more efficiently than what is currently possible.

Posted: Jul 19th, 2016

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Sun-Petrol - how solar energy can be transformed into fuel

For the first time, researchers have unveiled a chemical process that uses the sun's thermal energy to convert carbon dioxide and water directly into high-energy fuels: a procedure developed on the basis of a new material combination of cerium oxide and rhodium.

Posted: Jul 7th, 2016

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