Most of us are familiar with the concept of “side effects.” This is when something that is designed to be
LEGO blocks may be one of the simplest but most genius toys ever created, as evidenced by their popularity. Taking
Dr. Mary Kirchhoff is Executive Vice President of Scientific Advancement at the American Chemical Society and Director of the ACS
It’s National Nanotechnology Day, and Season 3 of the Sustainable Nano Podcast is coming soon! Here’s a quick preview of
What does “sustainability” mean? Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland is famous for serving three terms as the Prime Minister of Norway
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What if car tires could be made from renewable resources instead of petroleum? In this episode of the podcast, we interview Dr. Paul Dauenhauer, part of a research team from the Center for Sustainable Polymers who have developed a new chemical process to make isoprene (one of the key ingredients in car tires) from biomass such as grass or corn.
Nanoparticles are already widely used in a variety of technologies, and some researchers are looking for ways to make those nanoparticles more environmentally friendly. In this episode of the podcast, we interview Dr. Mike Curry about his research making nanoparticles from cellulose, a very common molecule found in plants.