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Aug 3, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Tracy Staedter
This week we turn to nature for inspiration, all the way from leaves that produce oxygen to humans that produce emotion.
Mar 24, 2014 03:45 PM ET // Dexter Johnson, IEEE Spectrum
Hybrid materials made from modified bacteria and nanoparticles respond to the environment and conduct electricity.
Jan 28, 2014 03:45 PM ET // IEEE Spectrum
This contraption makes use of the harmless soil bacterium.
Jan 14, 2014 01:17 PM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
Microbial manufacturing can harness unusual materials for greener concrete. Continue reading →
Dec 30, 2013 10:13 AM ET
What kinds of bacteria live in and on us? And how much bacteria do we share with the people and pets we live with? A San Francisco-based company called uBiome is trying to find the answers.
Oct 1, 2013 12:40 PM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
When programmed in certain ways, bacteria can store data, clean dangerous waste, produce film-like images and even make renewable fuel.
Sep 27, 2013 01:12 PM ET // Nic Halverson
From mushrooms to milks, materials scientists are finding innovative solutions to reducing pollution, waste and carbon emissions.
Aug 15, 2013 12:24 PM ET // Nic Halverson
Biobulb would glow naturally, like lightning bugs, jellyfish and bioluminescent plankton. Continue reading →
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