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Micromidas to test sludge-to-plastic tech

Another way to use waste: a California start-up plans to test a mobile wastewater biorefinery that turns sewage sludge into a biodegradable plastic.

By May 27, 2010


Sponge absorbs 180 times its weight (in toxic sludge)

Researchers in China have adapted carbon nanotubes into a sponge-like material that can be squeezed dry and used to mop up oil spills.

By November 10, 2009


Microbe converts sludge into ethanol

A joint project of Applied CleanTech and Qteros combines feedstock made from sewage sludge and a microbe-based process for turning cellulose into ethanol.

By October 7, 2009


Future robots powered by pee? Urine luck!

How to power robots that go where humans fear to tread? A new device works like an artificial heart to pump pee into the "engine room" of self-sustaining bots.

By November 11, 2013


CNET News Daily Podcast: AT&T finally warms to VoIP

In today's podcast, we talk about AT&T allowing VoIP apps to run on its network, allowing services like Skype to work over 3G, and not just Wi-Fi--as well as some of today's top stories.

By October 7, 2009


Kilo: We want to ride this glow-in-the-dark bike

Crave explores Kilo, one of the first mass-produced glow-in-the-dark bicycles to hit the pavement.

By August 21, 2012


Trent Reznor is a Twitter quitter

The lead singer of Nine Inch Nails, a pioneer in social networking, has formally closed his Twitter account. He's following through on his "I'm out" statement.

By July 21, 2009


Pudding Monsters

Pudding Monsters offers a fun and quirky twist on the age-old concept of puzzle games, but until it gets more levels, opt for the free version.

December 21, 2012

4 stars Editors' rating December 21, 2012

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Liquid flow battery could slash electric car charge times

A liquid battery that could allow electric cars to be recharged in minutes at existing petrol stations has been created by MIT scientists.

By August 8, 2011


When robot pigs dry

By March 15, 2006