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Science finds a new way to unboil an egg

There is, as it turns out, more than one way to unboil an egg -- and the new way carries great potential for the development of pharmaceuticals.

By January 26, 2015


Portable, handheld DNA sequencer no bigger than a brick

Researchers at the University of Otago, New Zealand have invented a brick-sized, battery-powered DNA sequencer for field use.

By August 26, 2014


The Drinkable Book provides safe drinking water

The Drinkable Book is a guide to safe drinking water -- and the pages can be torn out and used as water filters.

By May 12, 2014


Your portrait, made from pulsating bacteria

What happens when you use tiny electromagnetic coils to shift the position of light-scattering bacteria? In the hands of a couple of science-minded artists, you get an intriguing "Living Mirror."

By December 5, 2013


One in six mobile phones tainted by faecal matter

More than one in six mobile phones are coated with some kind of bacteria, including E.coli. That's bacteria from poo. Wash your hands!

By October 14, 2011


Get ready for your infections to glow in the dark

A new gel developed for medical practitioners glows under ultraviolet light when bacterias such as Salmonella and E.Coli are present.

By September 16, 2011


This week in Crave: The escapist edition

This week, we got some quiet time with the Asus Zenbook, rocked out to game tunes from the London Philharmonic, and sent an itty-bitty satellite into space.

By October 15, 2011


Fueling green tech with biology and Moore's Law

Investor Steve Jurvetson is bullish on green innovation because entrepreneurs can tap into the rapid advances in genetic engineering and IT.

By September 28, 2011


Green chemicals company Genomatica files for IPO

Genomatica looks to raise $100 million with a process for converting sugars, rather than oil, into chemicals used in everyday products.

By August 24, 2011


Bouncing from sugar cane to synthetic rubber

Genomatica says it has made butadiene, used in production of products such as tires and latex, from renewable sources rather than fossil fuels.

By August 22, 2011