Daily Archives: November 5, 2012

Biofuel Breakthrough: Quick Cook Method Turns Algae into Oil

November 5th, 2012 | by pressroom

To make their one-minute biocrude, Savage and Julia Faeth, a doctoral student in Savage's lab, filled a steel pipe connector with 1.5 milliliters of wet algae, capped it and plunged it into 1,100-degree Fahrenheit sand. The small volume ensured that the algae was heated through, but with only a minute to warm up, the algae's temperature should have just grazed the 550-degree mark before the team pulled the reactor back out


Desert Farming Forms Bacterial Communities That Promote Drought Resistance

November 5th, 2012 | by GBE FACTS

When there is little water available for plants to grow, their roots form alliances with soil microbes that can promote plant growth even under water-limiting conditions, according to research published Oct. 31 by Daniele Daffonchio and colleagues from the University of Milan, Italy in the open access journal PLOS


SWITCH’s New LED Replacement to Incandescent Light Bulbs

November 5th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

SWITCH was the maker of the first LED replacement bulb for incandescent light bulbs. Previously, you have been able to get the SWITCH60 which is the equivalent bulb to a 60-watt incandescent. But beginning this month you will now be able to purchase the SWITCH40 and SWITCH75. There will also be available the


Guest Post: 4 Easy Ways to Winter-Proof Your Home

November 5th, 2012 | by GBE FACTS

The frigid temperatures, falling snow and fierce winds of the season can cause all sorts of mishaps to visit your dwelling, from a persistent draft to a near-biblical flood. Consequently, many homeowners should start preparing their homes to face this year's frost well before the snow starts falling. By doing just a little work now, you can save yourself and your house a lot of grief later



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