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biofuels

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Wet Wheels: A toy car powered by evaporating water

Columbia University researchers discover a new source of alternative energy by harnessing the power of evaporation and soil bacteria spores.

By June 16, 2015

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Leaving on a jet plane...fueled by fungus?

Could a common fungus found in decaying soil, leaves and fruit power aircraft? Scientists from Washington State University think so.

By May 6, 2015

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Wanderers: 3D-printed spacewear for medieval Arab astronauts

A series of 3D-printed garments is inspired by space travel, symbiosis and the medieval astronomers of the Middle East.

By December 11, 2014

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Affordable 'CSI': Detect Ebola, cancer genes at home

A Kickstarter campaign aims to bring the tools of DNA analysis to biohackers and researchers without access to expensive lab equipment.

By November 10, 2014

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'Rushing fireball' could turn carbon dioxide into biofuel

Researchers from the University of Georgia believe they have discovered a method that could turn CO2 from the air into useable industrial products.

By March 28, 2013

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Vinod Khosla slams '60 Minutes' for clean tech report

Venture capitalist calls report, which featured him and one of his portfolio companies, an "agenda-driven bastardization of news reporting."

By January 14, 2014

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Amyris hits production snags in biofuel operations

The company, which makes biofuel from a microbes, said it will stay the course, and expects a demo flight with its biofuel soon.

By February 13, 2012

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Scaling up: Joule funded for test-tube biofuel

Startup Joule lands $70 million in private equity to build larger-scale plants that make diesel fuel directly from sunlight, carbon dioxide, and nutrients in solar panel-like bioreactors.

By January 17, 2012

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Oil refiner chips in for wood-to-biofuel plant

Mascoma and investor Valero plant to build a $232 million plant to convert wood chips normally used for paper or lumber into ethanol, a step forward for the struggling cellulosic ethanol industry.

By December 9, 2011

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Biofuel-powered commercial aviation finally takes off

A Continental Airlines Boeing 737 yesterday made the first U.S. flight running on an algae-based biofuel blend. That single flight alone may have saved the equivalent of 30,000 miles of one car's carbon dioxide emissions.

By November 8, 2011