November 5, 2018,
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In the 17th century, a German alchemist named Hennig Brand had a dream — of extracting gold from urine. (They were similar in colour, after all.) He didn’t succeed, but he did discover the element phosphorus… by CBC News.
What if plastic were made from waste like banana peels, coffee grounds and cardboard takeout containers instead of petroleum? And what if, after use, that plastic decomposed like the biological materials it was made from?… by Emily Chung.
Dalhousie University chemical engineer Sophia He is converting coffee grounds into fuel that could power cars… by Richard Cuthbertson.