‘A huge step forward.’ Mutant enzyme could vastly improve recycling of plastic bottles | Science | AAAS
Advance could prevent one of the world’s most common plastics from ending up in the landfill
Gates rebuked the proposal of leaders like Donald Trump.
“Like many scientific projects, Failure happened.”
The big idea: A new living substance can transform from a wet sand mixture into a solid brick, and even help to reproduce copies of itself.How it was created: Researchers from the University of Colorado, Boulder, used a type of photosynthetic bacteria that absorbs carbon dioxide, sunlight, and nutrients and produces calcium carbonate—a rigid compound found in rocks, pearls, and seashells.
A year ago, PinePhone was made available only to developers and hackers. After getting better responses and suggestions, the Pine64 developers planned to bring Pinephone for everyone. In November last year, pre-orders for PinePhone Braveheart Edition commenced for everyone. But due to manufacturing issues coming in the way, the shipment date slipped for weeks, which was scheduled in December last year.
Google says its forecasts are better than existing methods—but only for 6 hours.
The evolutionary history of humans explains why physical activity is important for brain health
The world’s rapidly mounting plastic waste and the public reaction to its impact on marine and wildlife is challenging the booming petrochemical industry, but the world’s biggest energy companies are increasingly stepping up with new projects to take on these challenges.