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Jules Moutet (left) holds part of the battery as he talks with Thomas Gianetti. Moutet and Gianetti are two of the co-founders of CarbeniumTec, which is trying to improve storage for renewable energy.

Scientists at the University of Arizona are in the process of developing an environmentally friendly battery that could help change the way renewable energy is stored, school officials said. Read more»

When a rattlesnake bites a human, it releases venom that has more than 100 proteins that can cause local injury, bleeding problems and neurologic problems. The Phoenix Herpetological Society in Scottsdale houses rattlesnakes.

As soon as a rattlesnake sinks its fangs into a victim, the venom starts traveling through the bloodstream. Within seconds, people can experience pain, swelling, bleeding and trouble breathing. It’s a race against time to get to a hospital. The longer it takes to get treatment, the higher the odds of long-term injury or death. Read more»

Junhong Zhang, a professor at the University of Arizona, has spent three years working with fly ash, a waste product from coal-burning power plants.

The University of Arizona has partnered with a private manufacturing firm to create a more eco-friendly version of concrete from fly ash, a leftover from coal plants that used to pollute the air. Read more»