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The 80 percent solution: How to live on mostly recycled water

By recycling used water, we can live with just a couple of buckets of fresh, clean water a day, while the rest of our water will come from recycled sources.

The pain paradox

Some people have constant pain. But the reasons why are not always so obvious.

Replacing kilometers of ship cable with wireless technology

Process control systems in production plants and on ships and platforms currently need expensive installations and kilometers of cable; all of this is about to change.

How cell membranes shape our life

Plant photosynthesis depends on membranes, and human beings would be unable to hear without the membrane we call the eardrum. Is yet another membrane needed to rescue us from a climatic catastrophe?

With such similar genes, why are we so different from chimps?

Genetically, we are 97 percent identical to chimpanzees. So why are we so different? The answer has to do with how our genes work and interact.

How much soot is in car exhaust?

Norwegian scientists can now measure the soot content of a car's exhaust while it's actually on the road.

Trouble with math? The problem might be magno cells in your eyes

Troubles with handwriting, math, and motor skills? The explanation for your difficulties may be in the workings of the cells in your eyes.

The ocean’s own environmental sensor

Tiny copepod crustaceans have a major role to play when the effects of oil-spills are being calculated.

Instant diagnoses via lab-on-a-chip

Soon, your family doctor will no longer have to send blood or cancer cell samples to the laboratory. A little chip will give her test results on the spot.

Wrasse to fight salmon lice

Researchers use a biological weapon to fight salmon parasite.