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micro-organisms

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IBM sees big opportunity in sequencing microbes

We're trained to think microbes are bad. But researchers are gathering this week to discuss uses of massive ecosystems of the micro-organisms, many of which are beneficial.

By May 6, 2014

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Curiosity finds Mars could have supported life

Soil samples analysed by the Curiosity Mars rover have revealed evidence that the red planet could have once supported microbial life.

By March 12, 2013

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In the lab, designing the ultimate biofuel bug

Start-up Joule Unlimited is on the forefront of using genetic engineering to replace petrofuels, trying to learn from shortcomings of other biofuel technologies.

By March 25, 2011

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Curiosity Rover discovers conditions suited for ancient life on Mars

NASA gets us one step closer to answering the big question of whether life ever existed on the Red Planet.

By March 12, 2013

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Joule to make diesel at solar fuels plant

Start-up gets $30 million to build test facility that will create diesel fuel from microbes fed a diet of sunlight and carbon dioxide.

By April 27, 2010

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Joule patents fuel made from water, sunlight, CO2

Biotech start-up receives a patent for a process where genetically engineered cyanobacteria make hydrocarbons directly during growth.

By September 14, 2010

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Stanford unveils high-res 'micro-endoscope' thin as hair

The ultrathin, single-fiber endoscope boasts four times the resolution of existing designs and could result in minimally invasive surgeries for studying the brain, detecting cancer early, and more.

By March 13, 2013

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Genomatica brews sugar into industrial chemicals

A start-up that's part of a green chemistry wave has a micro-organism specially designed to make chemicals from sugar, rather than petroleum.

By September 16, 2008

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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