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A marine animal to feed your eco-car

The marine animal tunicate can be used both as biofuel and fish food, according to research from Norway. On the ocean floor, under the pier, and on ship ropes -- that's where the tunicates live. Tunicates are marine filter feeders that serve as bacteria eaters and as a foodstuff in Korea and Japan. But in the future they may become more prevalent.

Posted: Mar 25th, 2013

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Climate models are not good enough

Only a few climate models were able to reproduce the observed changes in extreme precipitation in China over the last 50 years. This is the finding of a doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Posted: Mar 25th, 2013

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When energy-saving becomes a game

A smartphone application bringing gaming dimensions to energy awareness has helped householders in Finland, Sweden and Italy reduce their electricity consumption by up to 19%.

Posted: Mar 22nd, 2013

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Green super power grid for the world

Researchers from ETH Zurich are developing a concept as to how the renewable energy potential from remote areas might be used to supply the world with clean power. It would be technically feasible.

Posted: Mar 21st, 2013

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Novel algae-based solution for CO2 capture and biomass production

The aim of the ALGADISK project is to develop a modular, scalable, and automatic biofilm reactor for algae biomass production, with low operational and installation costs. The reactor will be designed to capture CO2 from industrial emissions to produce high value organic products.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2013

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Int'l. conference to tackle climate-change threats to agriculture

Scientists and policymakers from around the world will gather Wednesday through Friday, March 20-22, at the University of California, Davis, to grapple with the threats of climate change for global agriculture and recommend science-based actions to slow its effects while meeting the world's need for food, livelihood and sustainability.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2013

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