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Seaweed could extend the lives of future batteries

If you thought there were a lot of batteries in your life right now, wait until you see the future. As well as the energy storage in your phone, camera, laptop, and smartwatch, you’ll be dealing with batteries in your

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Seaweed instead of salt for your diet

              Salt (sodium chloride) is an essential nutrient, but one that is often present in surprising quantities in industrially processed foods. Consuming too much sodium puts strain on the heart, stomach and kidneys. Fraunhofer

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A new bio-ink for 3-D printing with stem cells

The new stem cell-containing bio ink allows 3D printing of living tissue, known as bio-printing. The new bio-ink contains two different polymer components: a natural polymer extracted from seaweed, and a sacrificial synthetic polymer used in the medical industry, and

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Growing stem cells faster on seaweed

Twin-jet system for manufacturing alginate beads Alginate forms a kind of supporting skeleton in the cell walls of certain kinds of algae. Fraunhofer scientists use the gel-like mass from Chilean seaweed as the substrate for stem cells. They can flexibly

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How seaweed and mushrooms could PREVENT skin cancer: Rare sugar ‘stops the spread of melanoma’

 A rare sugar found in mushrooms, seaweed and seeds – called L-fucose – has already been linked to breast and stomach cancers, in addition to inflammation. Now, researchers revealed the sugar could be the key to stopping the spread of

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Seaweed Used as Plant Food in Marlborough Vineyards

            A Marlborough marine farmer is turning his trash into another man’s treasure by producing a plant feed for vineyards using seaweed. Mick Norton initially panicked in the late 1980s when the mussel lines he

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Seaweed on the Shore, Seaweed in the Kitchen

              Fresh or dried wild seaweed may be on sale in a supermarket near you, writes Fiona Bird. But much better than supporting what may be unsustainable harvesting, gather your own at low tide on

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Seaweed Additive Boosts Rice Yield By More Than 65%

              The Incredible Rice. Standing rice in abundance in Carrageenan-treated field (Left) vs. Lodged rice using farmer’s traditional practice (Right) in an experimental rice field in Pulilan, Bulacan (Photo from UPLB) A sea plant

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Be an Underwater Gardener This Christmas to Help Fix Syndey’s Marine Bald Patches

              Scientists have turned to crowdfunding to fund a huge project to replant seaweed forests off Sydney destroyed decades ago by sewage. The University of NSW and the Sydney Institute of Marine Science have

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The Bacon Effect: OSU Researchers Turn Forgotten Seaweed Into Potential Billion-Dollar Enterprise

It was pitched as a potential miracle of the culinary world: Oregon State University researchers had patented a strain of seaweed that, when fried, tasted like bacon. Before two months ago, the words “bacon” and “seaweed” rarely collided in the

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Researchers turn to seaweeds to develop new antibiotics

                  A research team from the University of Exeter, Exeter, South West England, are trying to use the antimicrobial properties of seaweeds from the country’s coastline to develop a new generation of

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From Seaweeds to Solar Cells

Alternative energy types has sustained interest over the past few years. Solar energy is a viable alternative option. “The current photovoltaic market is dominated by silicon technology, which provides high sunlight conversion efficiency, the use of expensive raw materials and

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