Hannah Schmidt
Hannah Schmidt
Hannah Schmidt I studied Marine Environmental Science and Arts and Media at the University of Oldenburg, Germany. As a scientific diver and ranger I used to explore the sea of Antarctica and around the Scottish Orkney Islands, as well as the bird wildlife of the North Sea.
Microbes – The New Bioplastic Factories
Microbes – The New Bioplastic Factories Scientists in Spain are growing bacteria that can transform organic waste into polymers inside their cells . And in Holland researchers are experimenting with algae which can also produce bioplastic components .
Eating Insects - New Proteins for Farm Animals
Eating Insects - New Proteins for Farm Animals When on April 7 th World Health Day is celebrated, most experts will be blaming insects for the rising problem of vector-borne diseases. In some parts of the world, however, these little bugs are considered a healthy and tasty source of food .
New Blood Test for Schizophrenia
New Blood Test for Schizophrenia This test evaluates the presence of certain proteins in blood samples of patients. Sabine Bahn from the University of Cambridge says that the new test is able to diagnose schizophrenia with a certainty of 83% and depression with a certainty of about 90% .
Too tasty for your own good
Too tasty for your own good Fat, sugar and salt - these ingredients are often used by the food industry to enrich their products and provide us with the perfect sensual experience. Now, scientists in France are trying to reverse this trend.
Fighting the childhood obesity crisis
Fighting the childhood obesity crisis Childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years. Now, an extensive and long-term research project aims at identifying the causes of this dramatic increase. In a study including  16.
Fighting superbugs
Fighting superbugs November 18 th is the annual European Antibiotic Awareness Day . Its purpose is to highlight the increase of bacterial resistance to antibiotics on the continent .
More Crops per Drop!
More Crops per Drop! A solution is much needed to fight droughts and preserve crops. Researchers have now developed a device capable of checking the humidity in the soil, and releasing irrigation water as needed – just enough without wasting it .
Cleaning oil spills with paper mill sludge
Cleaning oil spills with paper mill sludge Eco-innovation is at its best when the waste of one industry becomes the raw material of another. This is precisely what the EU funded research project CAPS, is attempting to do with waste sludge from the paper industry .
The Ecological Badminton Robot
The Ecological Badminton Robot Wim Symens and his team pioneered the development of the first robot ever to play badminton. But this robot is only a guinea pig to test a software application designed to optimise energy efficiency in machine design.
Citizen Foodie
Citizen Foodie One way communication does not work. No better proof is that previous attempts to increase public awareness of healthily eating have failed. Despite numerous campaigns, no significant change occurred in patterns of food purchase and consumption.
Peter Agre, 2003 Nobel Prize of Chemistry winner, “The generation of pure water is theoretical possible with the aquaporins”
Peter Agre, 2003 Nobel Prize of Chemistry winner, “The generation of pure water is theoretical possible with the aquaporins” When did you choose to do research? Somewhere is I think, research choose me. I was a student in medicine at Johns Hopkins back in the 1979th hoping to do some research relevant to the diseases of the third world.