Engineered nanoparticles (NPs) are now components of thousands of consumer products, including personal care products, sporting goods, solar panels, and
The first time I used a hand-held sparkler was just a year ago. As I watched small sparks fly off
Plastic debris in our water is a huge pollution problem, and just one source of that pollution is the tiny microbeads that have been widely used in personal care products. In this episode of the podcast, we interview Dr. Richard Thompson, a Professor of Marine Biology at Plymouth University and an expert on the effects of plastic debris in the marine environment. We discuss the recent federal ban on microbeads and what consumers can do to be more sustainable in our day-to-day use of plastics.
Earlier this year I went to Mexico for spring break. During my trip I visited sinkholes (called cenotes) and Xcaret,
Our last blog post featured lighting technology powered by algae, and this week is all about a different example of
In 2012 around 7 million people died as a result of air pollution exposure according to the World Health Organization.
Nanoparticles and the Environment Series, Part II (click here for Part I) Let’s dive in to a real-world nanotechnology problem