Boston University researchers have created a quarter-sized biosensor which can easily detect a wide variety of viruses in a matter of seconds.
I spent this evening researching biodegradable poop bags. Maybe it wasn't as much fun as what you did, but I did learn something and I'm going to put it to use by purchasing some genuine biodegradable poop bags for my cat and dog tomorrow. One important thing I learned is that most waste bags that advertise themselves as being biodegradable are not!
At the University of Rhode Island, scientists are warming up to ways to capture the heat trapped in roadways.
A physics grad student at Georgia Tech, Andrew Dickerson, conducted an interesting animal experiment in the hopes of it leading to a new design for a washing machine or something, perhaps, that had not been invented yet. He studied the number of shakes it takes for various animals to dry off.
A combination of milk protein and ordinary clay may represent a biodegradable alternative to the Styrofoam and plastics we dump in our landfills.