Globally 1 million plastic bottles are sold every minute

Globally 1 million plastic bottles are sold every minute

Globally 1 million plastic bottles are sold every minute and fewer than half will be recycled…the rest ends up in landfills or the ocean. According to environmental advocacy group Ocean Conservancy “the amount of unmanaged plastic waste entering the ocean has reached crisis levels and has caused significant economic and environmental damage.” We all know…

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Gold Nanoparticles for Nasal Drug Delivery into Brain

Gold Nanoparticles for Nasal Drug Delivery into Brain

Passing drugs through the blood-brain barrier remains a major challenge, overcoming which would allow for much more effective treatment of diseases in the brain, including cancer. Researchers from the Washington University in St Louis have developed gold nanoparticles and an aerosol delivery system that may prove effective at safely ferrying drugs to the human brain….

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World’s Largest Spar Platform Starts Its Journey

World’s Largest Spar Platform Starts Its Journey

The journey, aboard Boskalis’ Dockwise Vanguard heavy transport vessel is about 14,500-long long and will take about two months. Once in Norway, the spar hull will be floated off and the 25,000-tonne topsides mated. Following commissioning work, the spar will then be towed into the Norwegian Sea to be moored at the Aasta Hansteen field…

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Nanorobots wade through blood to deliver drugs

Nanorobots wade through blood to deliver drugs

Scientists from ETH Zurich and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology report that they have designed new nanorobots capable of wading through bodily fluids with relative ease. The devices were made by stringing together a piece of polymer together with two magnetic, metal nanowires. This formed a three-piece chain about as long as the width of…

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3-D Printed Ovaries Are Helping Mice to Get Pregnant

3-D Printed Ovaries Are Helping Mice to Get Pregnant

A recent study by Northwestern University showed that mice were able to get pregnant with 3-D printed ovaries — a development that could help lead to advances in restoring fertility and hormone production in women who have survived cancer. Read more here: http://time.com/4782557/3d-printed-ovaries-pregnant-mice-study/

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Nuclear Contamination Reaches Earth’s Deepest Water, Could Affect Billions

Nuclear Contamination Reaches Earth’s Deepest Water, Could Affect Billions

A shocking new study has revealed that groundwater drunk by billions of people may have been contaminated by decades of nuclear weapons testing. Researchers looked at more than 6,000 wells around the globe, some containing water more than 10,000 years old, found more than half had traces of tritium. Read more here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4443140/Water-drunk-BILLIONS-people-contaminated.html#ixzz4fQP8aMqR

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