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Lab-made mini human to screen drugs, toxins

Work begins on Athena, a $19 million project that seeks to create artificial organs that work in concert inside a human-like test dummy that could reduce reliance on animal testing.

By March 26, 2014

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Turkey skin inspires toxin-detecting biosensor

Bioengineers at UC Berkeley say their smartphone-enabled sensor can detect volatile chemicals by mimicking the color-changing abilities of turkeys, who can shift dramatically from reds to blues to whites.

By January 21, 2014

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Some LED lights spark concern over toxins

LEDs found in cars and Christmas tree lights use hazardous materials, a study reports. Large home LEDs in general do not contain the same toxins, but recycling is recommended.

By February 14, 2011

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Silicon 'nose' turns cell phones into toxin detectors

A new type of sensor that can be embedded in cell phones could map both the location and extent of gas leaks and toxins in the air.

By May 14, 2010

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Greenpeace: 'Michael, what the Dell?'

Timed with the release of its updated electronics guide, environmental group protests at Dell for company's failure to meet deadline to remove toxins from its products.

By May 26, 2010

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'Plastic antibodies' sting bee venom

UC Irvine researchers create toxin-capturing nanoparticles that successfully stop bee venom in the bloodstream of mice and could one day have implications for other toxins, too.

By June 21, 2010

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Canadians tap algae to clean Alberta oil sands

CARS, Carbon Algae Recycling System, is a project that plans to use CO2 to grow algae that can clean toxins and make fuels.

By May 8, 2008

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Apple amps up recycling, will take back all its products

The company won't charge to recycle the old Apple devices and will offer gift cards on products that can be resold.

By April 22, 2014

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Are we food zombies controlled by our gut bacteria?

A new study says the bugs growing in our digestive tract might steer us to choose the foods that are best for them, even if they're not best for us.

By August 17, 2014