From Ice Cream to Toothpaste: Seaweed's Hidden Uses

The humble seaweed may best be known for its ability to encase morsels of sticky rice and raw fish (not to mention spa-goers) but this plant-like organism has slowly worked its way into an impressive variety of human industries over the past 15 centuries. Now one can find seaweed, or at least one of its many prized… » 10/28/14 3:53pm 10/28/14 3:53pm

Who Needs Gas When You Can Run Your Car On Seaweed?

Some folks bang on about biofuels being the future of car fuels. In reality, though, they're expensive, and that's largely because they're a pain in the ass to make. The solution might be seaweed. » 1/23/12 7:05am 1/23/12 7:05am

Toyota Planning to Build a Car out of Seaweed; Tofu Cushions Not…

As if the Prius weren't green enough, Toyota plans to go even greener for the future by creating a car—the 1/X plug-in hybrid—using a bioplastic body made out of seaweed. » 2/25/09 9:30pm 2/25/09 9:30pm