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Scientists Accidentally Create Mutant Enzyme That Eats Plastic Bottles.
Science & Tech  (tags: Scientists, Mutant Enzyme, Plastic, Japan, Prof John McGeehan, University of Portsmouth )

Derek
- 62 days ago - theguardian.com
The mutant enzyme takes a few days to start breaking down the plastic, far faster than the centuries it takes in the oceans. But the researchers are optimistic this can be speeded up even further and become a viable large-scale process.
Boyan Slat's High School Project Raises Millions to Clean Up World's Oceans!
Science & Tech  (tags: Boyan Slat, 2016, Theory, Oceans, Plastic, Clean, science, NewTechnology, discovery, news, habitat, health, history, AnimalWelfare, animalrights, conservation, ethics, protection, goodnews )

Mari
- 865 days ago - smh.com.au
CAN THIS DEVICE SAVE OUR OCEANS? What began as a Dutch teen's high school project could make history, with Boyan Slat's low-cost, innovative Ocean Cleanup project aiming to clear the ocean of millions of tons of plastic.
Mealworms Chow Down on Plastic
Science & Tech  (tags: polystyrene foam, Styrofoam, plastic, mealworms, larval Tenebrio molitor beetles, research, pollution, waste )

Judy
- 955 days ago - student.societyforscience.org
Tiny insects could tackle a giant waste problem
20-Year-Old To Launch World's First Ocean Cleaning System In 2016
Science & Tech  (tags: science, oceans, plastic, plastic pollution, pollution, NewTechnology, environment, technology, garbage patch )

Michael
- 1112 days ago - iflscience.com
An estimated 300 million tons of plastic are produced and thrown away every year. Given that the stuff doesn't break down easily over time, this is extremely bad news for the environments in which it accumulates.
The Future of Bioplastic Could Come From Shrimp Shells and Wood Flour
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, clean technology, plastic )

Shaheen
- 1566 days ago - treehugger.com
This new bioplastic is not only made from a waste resource, shrimp shells and wood 'flour', but it can also break down into benign, even helpful, components in the soil in about two weeks.
Harvesting Waste Plastic for 3D Printers to Reduce Poverty: Plastic Bank
Science & Tech  (tags: business, concept, energy, environment, health, medicine, NewTechnology, plastic, poverty, society )

Kit
- 1645 days ago - treehugger.com
Once hailed as a miracle material, the now ubiquitous plastic is out of control, and it's polluting the water, littering our landscapes, and endangering wildlife all over the world.
NASA Finds Ingredient for Plastic on Saturn's Moon Titan
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, interesting, news, research, space, study, Titan, Saturn, chemical, plastic )

Giana
- 1721 days ago - news.yahoo.com
For the first time, a chemical essential for the creation of plastic on Earth has been found in a far-off part of the solar system: Saturn's largest Titan.
A Machine That Turns Plastic Back Into Oil
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, environment, interesting, investigation, New Technology, research, Plastic, technology )

Frans
- 1776 days ago - motherboard.vice.com
Plastic, though the holy grail of modern convenience, causes a trifecta of problems. We're running out of places to dump our non-biodegradable plastic waste and it's clogging up our oceans. Burning plastic releases tons of CO2 into the atmosphere ...
Computer Casings Made From Cashews
Science & Tech  (tags: computer, cashew, plastic, nut shell, electronics, casing, 2013 )

Sophie
- 2848 days ago - news.discovery.com
A unique plastic made from cashew nut shells could be used in consumer electronics by 2013.
Plastic Chips Monitor Body Functions, Research Suggests
Science & Tech  (tags: Plastic, Chips, Monitor, Body )

Leslie
- 2980 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Each year, about 80,000 people in Germany become seriously ill from occlusions of veins caused by blood clots. Such thromboses can cause pulmonary embolism or even heart attacks.
Plastic Solar Cells Roll Into Unlit Villages
Science & Tech  (tags: Plastic, Cell, villages )

Nancy
- 3144 days ago - news.discovery.com
By day, the electronic devices that Frederik Krebs rolls off his printing presses could be mistaken for old plastic overhead-projector transparencies.
   

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