Today’s Solutions: July 25, 2024

Scientists use aerogel to gene

Scientists use aerogel to generate clean drinking water out of thin air

With 700 million people worldwide suffering from water insecurity, it would surely be great if we were able to pull clean water out of thin air. Well, thanks to a team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS), we could soon do that in a simple and efficient way. The new Read More...

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Pineapple leaves can help extend the lifespan of fresh fruit and vegetables

Every year, the world wastes about one-third of all food produced for human consumption, a great amount of which results from inadequate storage and processing facilities for post-harvest produce. Developing technologies that help keep food fresh for longer is one of the most effective ways to save Read More...

Aerogel purifies polluted wate

Aerogel purifies polluted water by turning it into steam

The incredible properties of aerogel have allowed the material to be used for numerous purposes, from lining the walls of buildings in the form of insulation to making Mars habitable for humans. Now the wondrous material has also proven its abilities as a water-purifier. A postdoctoral student at Read More...

Scientists have found a brilli

Scientists have found a brilliant way to repurpose plastic bottles

A team of scientists has developed a cheap method for converting the most common type of plastic waste into a highly useful aerogel. The newfound material has a wide array of uses, from working as a protective insulator for firefighter coats to acting as an absorbent for cleaning up oil spills. Now Read More...