Fall 2015

Portobello mushrooms: an organic future for batteries

Portobello mushrooms: an organic future for batteries






As portable electronic devices evolve, the issue of developing a more economical and environmentally-conscious energy storage device has become pressing. According to researchers from the University of California, Riverside, a solution exists in an improbable candidate: portobello mushrooms. Most portable electronic devices, such as laptops, cellphones, and tablets,  derive power […]

 
 

NASA confirms liquid water flows on present-day Mars

NASA confirms liquid water flows on present-day Mars






Analysis of data gathered by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter found strong evidence for the existence of liquid water on the surface of Mars (1). It is no mystery that there was once water on Mars. Its impressive array of canyons and riverbeds, including the Valles Marineris, the largest known canyon […]

 
 

Bacterial symbiosis via nano power grids

Bacterial symbiosis via nano power grids






Symbiosis—the mutually beneficial relationship between two or more organisms—defines many evolutionary success stories, like that of the clown fish and sea anemone, as well as the coral-algae relationship. Most often, these relationships consist of a natural prey organism receiving the benefits of protection and nutrients while assisting its host or […]

 
 

Comets may be the source of early life on Earth

Comets may be the source of early life on Earth






With much debate about the origins of life on Earth, the discovery of organic molecules emissions from comets propagates the notion that comets could possibly have been a source of early life. New research suggests that the emergence of complex organic molecules could be due to comets. By using the […]

 
 

From waste to application: uses of leftover rice proteins

From waste to application: uses of leftover rice proteins






Recent efforts are being made to take advantage of the rice proteins leftover from starch processing by incorporating them into nutritional supplements and cosmetics. Rice is a big food staple in the world: its worldwide consumption in 2015 is estimated to be around 484.6 million metric tons (1). Because producers […]

 
 
 
 
 

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