Philips – Design Probes – Microbial Home

“The Microbial Home Probe consists of a domestic ecosystem that challenges conventional design solutions to energy, cleaning, food preservation, lighting, human waste and healthy lifestyle.” Very cool. And mentions of a Post Electronic Age, too. Read this article… Images from Philips – more at Microbial Home  

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Save $29,000 this year – The Scientist

“The Scientist contacted researchers around the world, looking for their tips and tricks for saving money in the lab; here we present 15 of our favorites.” I’ve been saying for years that biology has become a kit-based science, when lots of the stuff is easy to make yourself and really doesn’t waste time. Spend money […]

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Report: Current European Biofuel Policies ‘Unethical’ – ScienceInsider

“An E.U.-sponsored certification scheme should adhere to the following principles: * Biofuels development should not be at the expense of human rights * Biofuels should be environmentally sustainable * Biofuels should contribute to a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions * Biofuels should adhere to fair-trade principles * Costs and benefits of biofuels should be distributed […]

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Presentation: Product Stewardship – Lynne Pledger

In one panel, I got upset that all recycling talk was about the consumer and the waste management companies. I asked what about producer responsibility. To my surprise, I found out that there is very little Extended Producer Responsibility in the US. Having lived in Europe and worked at Nokia, I thought it was normal […]

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