WEIRD SCIENCE

Another use for your unwanted eggshells – energy storage

By Ben Coxworth – – Researchers study the eggshell material, with some help from a scanning electron microscope. (Credit: Daniel Messling, HIU/KIT). They’ve been used as a rubber additive, a carbon-capture medium and a bioplastic ingredient. Now, discarded eggshells may have yet another use. …

Putting coal in its place

Scientists can now turn CO2 in the air into solid coal. Scientists have created a method to convert carbon dioxide back into solid coal, a breakthrough that could change the ways carbon is removed from the atmosphere and permanently stored. “While we can’t …

 

Therapeutic human protein grown in tobacco plants

  By Ben Coxworth – – Tony Jevnikar (left) and Shengwu Ma are affiliated with both Western University and the Lawson Health Research Institute.  (Credit: Western University). Made by our kidneys, interleukin 37 (IL-37) is a protein that has powerful anti-inflammatory and immune-suppressing …