June 6, 2013
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Second life for possible spintronic materials: Manganese, gallium nitride merged in uniform layer

Ten years ago, scientists were convinced that a combination of manganese and gallium nitride could be a key material to create spintronics, the next generation of electronic devices that operate on properties found at the nanoscale. Continue reading

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December 27, 2012
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Virtual women reveal more skin, regardless of body proportions

In the virtual world of Second Life, female avatars expose substantially more skin than males, independent of their virtual body proportions, according to new research. Continue reading

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December 18, 2012
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Boosting glass recycling: EU end of waste criteria adopted

On Dec. 31, 2012, the new EU regulation for end of waste criteria for glass cullet will come into force. It will contribute to assure a second life for bottles and other glass containers. Continue reading

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December 11, 2012
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Ancient red dye powers new ‘green’ battery: Chemists use plant extract in eco-friendly, sustainable lithium-ion battery

Rose madder — a natural plant dye once prized throughout the Old World to make fiery red textiles — has found a second life as the basis for a new “green” battery. Chemists have developed a non-toxic and sustainable lithium-ion battery powered by pur… Continue reading

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October 25, 2012
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Check Out This Community Tool Library

The West Seattle Tool Library is taking DIY to a whole new level. The project of Sustainable West Seattle allows the community to borrow from an assortment of over 1,500 tools, everything from 100-foot extension cords to chainsaws, auto-darkening welding masks to weed-whackers. Also Interesting: NYC Phone Booths Upcycled into Mini-Libraries The goal of the library [...] Continue reading

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April 9, 2012
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Eggshells Reborn as Plastics

Written by Russell McLendon, Mother Nature Network Easter is about rebirth and renewal, yet that spirit doesn’t extend to all parts of the holiday. Countless Easter eggs, for example, are produced, used and then discarded every year, whether they were laid by a hen, a rabbit or a plastic mold. Conveniently, a new research project [...] Continue reading

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February 7, 2012
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Colgate Pledges to Reduce Waste

Colgate-Palmolive Co. has pledged to reduce the waste it sends to landfills by 15 percent by 2015, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. In the report, the company also committed to cutting the environmental impact of products and packages by 20 percent by 2015 through increasing the use of sustainable materials and recycled content. [...] Continue reading

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January 2, 2012
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Recycling Mystery: Milk and Juice Cartons

Most of us are pretty familiar with the concept of recycling our paper and plastic materials. But what about their hybrid counterpart: the carton? Despite the second-life value, many cartons do not get recycled. In 2009, at least half a million tons of carton waste ended up in landfills. Here’s some helpful information that will [...] Continue reading

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December 14, 2011
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HOW TO: Build a Vertical Garden With Old Coffee Cups

Vertical gardens are a fun way to bring greenery indoors or to small patios and yards. Now Turkish design firm Designnobis has created a living wall system with an upcycled twist: Their Naturwall allows anyone to create their own vertical garden using disposable coffee cups. Rather than ending up in the landfill, coffee cups take [...] Continue reading

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April 26, 2011
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Trek Bicycle Launches Recycling Program

The fact is you can recycle pretty much everything. From appliances to eyeglasses, almost everything can find second life as a new material or be reused as something similar. Trek Bicycle announced this week that it will start full-scale scrap…

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November 22, 2010
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A Second Life for Italian Lingerie

Used bras collected at Intimissimi’s stores will be recycled into decidedly unsexy soundproof panels. Continue reading

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