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Marine bacteria produces man-made like toxic fire retardants: Study

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 13:50

A new study has revealed that common type of ocean bacteria is natural source of producing compounds, which are nearly identical to man-made toxic fire retardants.

Scientists in Australia develop bacteria-killing fabric

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 16:15

An antibacterial fabric with an ability to kill off two of the most infectious and lethal pathogens -E.Coli and Staphylococcus aureus - has been developed by researchers in Australia.

Brad Pitt goes green, bans soap

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 08:56

Actor Brad Pitt is so concerned about the environment that he has reportedly stopped using soap because of the toxins used in it.

Clean-up of Gulf oil spill was more toxic

Last Updated: Sunday, December 02, 2012, 18:11

The study found that mixing the dispersant with oil increased toxicity of the mixture up to 52-fold over the oil alone.

Chemistry research may help free environment of toxins

Last Updated: Sunday, January 29, 2012, 16:55

A researcher is studying materials that use light or darkness to purify air filled with toxins that are harmful to human health and the environment.

The dark side of spring – melting snow releases toxins

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 17:31

There is a peak contaminant flush at the very beginning of the melting of snow.

Protozoa may help detect toxins in water sources

Last Updated: Sunday, December 12, 2010, 13:10

Biologists have developed a sensor that employs one-celled protozoa to detect toxins in water sources.

Toxins found in whales bode ill for humans: Report

Last Updated: Friday, June 25, 2010, 08:46

Sperm whales feeding even in the most remote reaches of Earth`s oceans have built up stunningly high levels of toxic and heavy metals.

Now, an ‘electronic nose’ that can sniff out toxins by changing colours

Last Updated: Monday, September 14, 2009, 11:23

A team of scientists has developed a sensor that works as an ‘electronic nose’ in sniffing out some known poisonous gases and toxins, simply by changing colours.