Plasma technology transforms microalgae for faster wound healing

From Flinders University 21/10/23 Researchers at Flinders University have taken a major step in the field of wound care by using plasma technology to ‘transform’ Spirulina microalgae into ultrathin bioactive coatings. The innovative approach uses argon atmospheric plasma jet technology to transform Spirulina maxima, the blue-green microalgae, into bioactive coatings which can tackle bacterial infections […]

Eco-friendly wood-based coating stops your glasses from fogging up

From Aalto University 29/09/23 Researchers have developed a way to turn a waste material from wood into a bio-based transparent film that can be used for anti-fogging or anti-reflective coatings on glasses or vehicle windows. In addition to offering an alternative to the toxic synthetic materials currently used, this approach transforms a waste product into […]

Tiny nanocarriers could prove the magic bullet for acne sufferers

From University of South Australia 15/09/23 It’s a skin disorder that makes life miserable for around 800 million teenagers and adults worldwide, but Australian scientists may have found an effective treatment for acne, delivered via tiny nanoparticles. In a study led by the University of South Australia (UniSA), a new antibacterial compound known as Narasin was encased in tiny, […]

Upcycling plastics into liquids that can store hydrogen energy

From Nanyang Technological University 15/09/23 Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have created a process that can upcycle most plastics into chemical ingredients useful for energy storage, using light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and a commercially available catalyst, all at room temperature. The new process is very energy-efficient and can be easily powered by renewable energy in […]

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