It's secret is an enzyme found in red blood cells that absorbs CO2 from the air and produces calcium carbonate to build and later heal the material.
By chemically tweaking it with a natural plant extract, scientists have boosted the liquid-sopping ability of wheat gluten by over 10 times, making it a perfect sustainable absorbent material for diapers.
Researchers estimate their novel method could save the 10 billion gallons of water annually, enough to supply drinking water for up to 2 million people in developing countries.
Why burn lignin when you could use it to fly an airplane? Research shows lignin-based jet fuel performs better with lower emissions than petro-fuels
Researchers invent a lightweight, reusable sponge that can soak up phosphorus pollution - and release it for recycling and reuse later on
Made from inexpensive materials, this plastic withstands high temperatures and blocks food-damaging gases just like conventional plastics used for food and drink packaging.
Researchers have 3D-printed robotic devices with an ink made from gelatin and sugar; the gel can be reused a few times and then it disappears without a trace when it's work is done.
Compared to today’s sorbents, the new super-porous material could absorb carbon dioxide from smokestacks at much lower cost and energy
With no moving parts, the solar cell-like device generates heat from electricity with a record-breaking efficiency higher than that of steam turbines