Living energy - microbes for renewable energy storage

Researchers at Stanford and Penn State Universities, both USA, have raised colonies of microbial communities including methanogens that can turn electrical energy into carbon-neutral methane.

Fungus cleans up radioactive waters

Fungus could act as an environmental sponge and remove radioactive waste from polluted waters, say Harvard researchers.
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Pool of expertise - new wave test facility

When it opens for business in May 2013, the £9.5 million All-Waters Combined Current and Wave Test Facility at the University of Edinburgh, UK, promises to cut the development times and costs of tidal and wave energy converters.

Anti-freeze coating for metals slips into place

A coating technique that keeps metal surfaces free from condensation, frost and ice, even under conditions of high humidity and pressure, is in progress.