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|Biodegradable labs on a chip
Where does medical waste go? What happens to diagnostic devices after they have been used? Perhaps this thought hasn't even crossed your mind. The question of medical pollution, however, is gaining more attention around the world.
|Super slime – the amazing benefits of algae
What do you think of when you hear the word “algae”? For many, it conjures up images of pond scum. While perhaps not the most appealing sight to behold, there is more to this “super slime” than meets the eye. In fact, algae may one day be used to fuel your car, take you on your next vacation or help get food to your local supermarket.
Chemistry – it is a word that we have all heard before, perhaps we dabbled with it in the high school lab, seen aspects of it on popular TV shows such as CSI, or even used it to describe that magic “spark” we sometimes experience with another person. What many fail to realize is that chemistry is not simply confined to a test-tube, it is all around us.
Explore the S&T Spotlight story archive to learn more about the exciting research that goes on in NRC's labs every day.