This week we turn to nature for inspiration, all the way from leaves that produce oxygen to humans that produce emotion.
Hybrid materials made from modified bacteria and nanoparticles respond to the environment and conduct electricity.
This contraption makes use of the harmless soil bacterium.
Microbial manufacturing can harness unusual materials for greener concrete. Continue reading →
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.
When programmed in certain ways, bacteria can store data, clean dangerous waste, produce film-like images and even make renewable fuel.
From mushrooms to milks, materials scientists are finding innovative solutions to reducing pollution, waste and carbon emissions.
Biobulb would glow naturally, like lightning bugs, jellyfish and bioluminescent plankton. Continue reading →
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