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UF Study Reveals Environmental Impact of Artificial Sweeteners

The human body’s inability to break down sucralose, an artificial sweetener found in many zero-calorie food and drink products, is well established by scientific research. 

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How Lasers and 2D Materials Could Solve the World's Plastic Problem

A global research team led by Texas Engineers has developed a way to blast the molecules in plastics and other materials with a laser to break them down into their smallest parts for future reuse.

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UW Professor Examines Tree Adaptability to Climate

During his recent yearlong sabbatical, Daniel Laughlin led a study that found trees can sustain life in temperatures higher or lower than where they are currently growing.

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How a Plant App Helps Identify the Consequences of Climate Change

By leveraging millions of time-stamped observations, researchers can identify plant rhythms and ecological patterns year-round.

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New Contaminant-Tolerant Catalyst Could Help Capture Carbon Directly From Smokestacks

A newly designed catalyst created by U of T Engineering researchers efficiently converts captured carbon into valuable products — even in the presence of a contaminant that degrades the performance of current versions. 

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How to Avoid Wasting Huge Amounts of Energy

Waste heat from industry can actually heat every house in Norway. 

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Self-Driving Technology: Improving Safety Through Sound

Calyo, Benedex Robotics and Cranfield University have joined forces to improve safety in self-driving vehicles.

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Cutting Processed Meat Intake Brings Health Benefits

Reducing consumption of processed meat by around one-third could prevent more than 350,000 cases of diabetes in the US over 10 years, a study suggests.

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MIT Engineers Find a Way to Protect Microbes From Extreme Conditions

Microbes that are used for health, agricultural, or other applications need to be able to withstand extreme conditions, and ideally the manufacturing processes used to make tablets for long-term storage.

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How to Increase the Rate of Plastics Recycling

While recycling systems and bottle deposits have become increasingly widespread in the U.S., actual rates of recycling are “abysmal,” according to a team of MIT researchers who studied the rates for recycling of PET, the plastic commonly used in beverage bottles. However, their findings suggest some ways to change this.

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