Fuel for Thought

Increasing the reproducibility and transparency of scientific research

Increasing the reproducibility and transparency of scientific research

Frustration with other studies’ insufficiencies in data reporting led to my increased awareness of scientific transparency.

A Run in the Woods

A Run in the Woods

I keep my eyes glued to the right side of Highway 101 as I drive away from Beaufort. Route 3-0- something, 3-0-something, 3-0-something, my mind mutters as I look for the black and white road sign that will indicate my turn to the Croatan National Forest’s Neusiok Trail.

Does algae diversity help algae biofuel production?

Does algae diversity help algae biofuel production?

A new study provides evidence that algae diversity does not help algae biofuel production, in contrast to results from previously published studies.

What I Learned at the Algae Biomass Summit

What I Learned at the Algae Biomass Summit

Last month I boarded flights to Arizona to attend the 10th annual Algae Biomass Summit hosted by the Algae Biomass Organization, whose mission is to “promote the development of viable technologies and commercial markets for renewable and sustainable products derived from algae.”

Scouts Clean Up The Beach, But It’s Just Scratching The Surface

Scouts Clean Up The Beach, But It’s Just Scratching The Surface

Our team of volunteers collectively removed hundreds of pounds of trash and recyclables from Radio Island Beach during Carteret County’s annual Big Sweep event. While clean-ups are a solution to one of the symptoms of our throw-away society, major changes in the way we design and manufacture products are needed to get to the root of the problem.

Should you live in a Tiny House?

Should you live in a Tiny House?

Chances are if you’re reading a Nicholas School blog post, you’re interested in decreasing your carbon footprint. As a means of doing so, maybe you’ve thought about downsizing your physical footprint, perhaps to about 200 square feet?

Algal Biofuels: The Saga Continues

Algal Biofuels: The Saga Continues

The 2010 National Algal Biofuel Technology Roadmap outlined the current state of algae biofuel research, knowledge gained from past research, and the numerous challenges in producing algal biofuels commercially. Six years later, the latest edition appeared online this June.

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