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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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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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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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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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Friday App Wrap

We cut through the dross to find you the most useful, new and updated apps each week.

By November 29, 2012

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Supercomputers connected at 100 gigabits per second

The Department of Energy's Advanced Networking Initiative will initially connect three research supercomputers and then link to all DOE national labs.

By November 14, 2011

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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

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Nanoparticles may 'kick backside' of fatal bacteria

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.

By April 3, 2011

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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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NASA scientist: Fossils of alien life on meteorite

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.

By March 5, 2011