Liquid Light develops cheaper process to make chemicals from CO2

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A startup says it has a more efficient process to use carbon dioxide for making valuable chemical feedstocks.

Liquid Light startup has developed an electrochemical process to use waste carbon dioxide as a starting ingredient for chemicals. The company says its method is significantly cheaper than conventional methods for converting CO2 into chemicals.



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Urine Could Hold The Key To Low Cost Energy, Say Scientists

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Finding new uses for urine.

Urine could hold the secret to low cost energy, university boffins have revealed.

Researchers have developed a system to test whether it can be used in fuel cells as an alternative to flammable hydrogen or toxic methanol.

The work at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, concentrates on urea, or carbamide, a mass-manufactured fertiliser and major component in human and animal urine.

The new Carbamide Power System could offer a non-toxic, low-cost, easily transportable alternative, academics said…

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Bio-Sensing Underwear Track Your Vitals


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Forget gossipy neighbors, peeping toms, or shady repairmen. In the future, you may be handing out non-disclosure agreements to your underwear drawer. Researchers from Taiwan and U.C. San Diego have devised a way to print electrochemical sensors directly onto fabric, which means that those tighty whities you’re wearing could someday monitor your vitals. (No word on whether they’ll text-message your friends, too.)


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