36 Results for

sludge

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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 Oct. 7, 2009

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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

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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 Nov. 10, 2009

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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 Nov. 11, 2013

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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 Aug. 21, 2012

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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 Oct. 7, 2009

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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.

By Dec. 21, 2012

4 stars Editor's rating Dec. 21, 2012

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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 Jul. 21, 2009

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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 Aug. 8, 2011

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Fun food containers brighten up your lunchbag

Tired of finding that someone's snagged your sandwich at the office? Want to make a comment about your wife's cooking? Have a sixth-grade sense of humor? Try these containers.

By Nov. 16, 2009