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.
Soil samples analysed by the Curiosity Mars rover have revealed evidence that the red planet could have once supported microbial life.
Start-up Joule Unlimited is on the forefront of using genetic engineering to replace petrofuels, trying to learn from shortcomings of other biofuel technologies.
NASA gets us one step closer to answering the big question of whether life ever existed on the Red Planet.
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.
Start-up gets $30 million to build test facility that will create diesel fuel from microbes fed a diet of sunlight and carbon dioxide.
Biotech start-up receives a patent for a process where genetically engineered cyanobacteria make hydrocarbons directly during growth.
Investor Steve Jurvetson is bullish on green innovation because entrepreneurs can tap into the rapid advances in genetic engineering and IT.
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.