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21 Sea Slime Surprises

Proof That Oceanic Algae May be the Next Super Substance

— September 29, 2010 — Eco
Oceanic algae has a bad reputation. The slimy, smelly sea substance may not be appealing right off the bat, but this list will prove its usefulness and versatility.

Known for being the lifeblood of pond creatures and sea monsters alike, oceanic algae has extended beyond its stereotype and into the world of fuel, art, and architecture.

Implications - The rise in environmentalism has inspired scientists and researchers to explore innovative sources of renewable energy. Algae, a rapidly growing organism, thrives in both natural and lab environments, so it's an excellent sustainable power source. Algae may also be beneficial as a nutritional supplement and an effective replacement for chemicals in "green" pools.
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Algae to Fight CO2
Algae to Fight CO2
The 'Chlorocyte Bioreactor' Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
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Fish-Friendly Health Oils
Fish-Friendly Health Oils
Algae Emerges as Good Omega-3 Alternative to Fish Oil
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Algae Paper Power
Algae Paper Power
These Biodegradable Batteries Could Cut Down on E-Waste
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Algae-Powered Aircraft
Algae-Powered Aircraft
The EADS' First Algae-Fueled Airplane Runs on Slimy Biofuel
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Pond Scum Biofuel
Pond Scum Biofuel
New Biodeisel Reactor Saves Jobs and the Environment
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Automotive Algae Fuel
Automotive Algae Fuel
Bill Gates Funds Sapphire Energy
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Green Polar Bears
Green Polar Bears
What is Happening at the Japanese Zoo?
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Eco Robopods
Eco Robopods
Filene Eco Pods Shifts With the Times While Revitaling the Boston Area
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Algae Powered Cars
Algae Powered Cars
'Algaeus' Travels Across Country for Eco Film 'FUEL'
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Algae-Powered Illuminators
Algae-Powered Illuminators
The Latro Lamp from Mike Thompson Runs off of Breath and Water
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Green Algae As Biofuel
Green Algae As Biofuel
A Slimy Solution To Global Warming
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Solar-Powered Sea Slugs
Solar-Powered Sea Slugs
The Elysia Chlorotica is a Photosynthetic Sea Slug
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Deep Sea Bio-Coffins
Deep Sea Bio-Coffins
Jack Hokanson's Genesis Biopod is a Neat Way to Grieve a Loved One
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Photosynthesis Walls
Photosynthesis Walls
Flower Street BioReactor by ‘Emergent' for Alternative Fuel Aware
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Unicellular Organism Rugs
Unicellular Organism Rugs
Patricia Urquiola Used Algae as Inspiration for the Cintas Carpet
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Waterborne Solar Arrays
Waterborne Solar Arrays
Solar-Powered Winery Uses Floating Power Panels (UPDATE)
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Hybrid Helicopters
Hybrid Helicopters
Patented System Controls Energy Flows for Optimal Efficiency
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Air-Cleaning Algae Towers
Air-Cleaning Algae Towers
The City Respiration Skyscraper Can Eliminate Pollution in Just 2 Weeks
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Personal Swimming Ponds
Personal Swimming Ponds
Swimming With Plants and Fish is Eco & Low-Maintenance
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Self-Cleaning Swimming Sanctuaries
Self-Cleaning Swimming Sanctuaries
Chemical Free Swimming Pool Ponds are Eco Friendly
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