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Biofuel Cooked From Algae
2012-11-01 05:47:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Engineers from the University of Michigan have pulled off a feat in a matter of minutes that takes Mother Nature millions of years. The researchers "pressure cooked" algae for as little as a minute and transformed 65 percent of the green slime into biocrude. "We're trying to mimic the process in nature that forms crude oil with marine organisms," said Phil Savage, an Arthur F. Thurnau professor and a professor of chemical...

2012-10-25 04:03:25

In the past few years, high Btu landfill gas (LFG) recovery and treatment has received renewed attention because the process converts large amounts of methane from waste into a viable, renewable fuel. While this process upgrades landfill gas to specifications for natural gas pipeline transport, it also significantly reduces the environmental impact from the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas pollution. In partnership with IESI, a subsidiary of Progressive Waste Solutions, and the US...

Global Warming And Rice Production
2012-10-23 06:34:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study led by the University of California, Davis finds that more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, coupled with rising temperatures, is making rice agriculture a larger source of the potent greenhouse gas methane. Relatively simple changes in rice cultivation, according to the study, could help reduce methane emissions. "Together, higher carbon dioxide concentrations and warmer temperatures predicted for the end of this...

Mars Methane Could Hint At Signs Of Life
2012-10-17 05:05:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An astronomy graduate student from New Mexico State University is looking into the possibility of finding life on Mars through detecting traces of methane gas. Malynda Chizek made a presentation during the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences meeting about her research studying the possible detection of methane gas on Mars. "There is an instrument onboard the Curiosity Rover -- which landed on Mars in...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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