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Gelatine

Gelatine

Date: 30-Sep-14
Country: UK
Author: Joel Flynn
An award-winning perishable label that reacts to protein decomposition could herald a change in the way the freshness of food is measured, according to its London-based designer, raising the prospect of reducing consumable wastage and even improving organ transportation.

New copper-based fabric promises germ-free hospital environment

New copper-based fabric promises germ-free hospital environment

Date: 29-Sep-14
Country: Chile
Author: Elly Park
A children's burn unit in Chile is using a newly developed copper-based material in its hospital gowns that limits the spread of bacteria, fungi and viruses, creating a safer environment for patients and doctors. Elly Park reports.

Genetic bacterial engineering could herald new era of biofuels

Genetic bacterial engineering could herald new era of biofuels

Date: 26-Sep-14
Country: UK
Author: Joel Flynn
Research by scientists at Imperial College London suggests that genetic engineering of bacteria could facilitate the production of propane on a commercial scale, potentially opening up new ways of creating biofuels outside of agriculture, giving hope to those seeking alternatives to fossil fuels. Joel Flynn went to the laboratory to meet them.