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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.
NASA gets us one step closer to answering the big question of whether life ever existed on the Red Planet.
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The Department of Energy's Advanced Networking Initiative will initially connect three research supercomputers and then link to all DOE national labs.
Investor Steve Jurvetson is bullish on green innovation because entrepreneurs can tap into the rapid advances in genetic engineering and IT.
Joint discovery by IBM Research and Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology could help slow number of deaths from MRSA "superbug." Potential treatment arises from semiconductor research.
Start-up Joule Unlimited is on the forefront of using genetic engineering to replace petrofuels, trying to learn from shortcomings of other biofuel technologies.
Dr. Richard B. Hoover, an astrobiologist with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, claims there's fossil evidence of bacterial life on meteorite he studied.
Biotech start-up receives a patent for a process where genetically engineered cyanobacteria make hydrocarbons directly during growth.