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microbes

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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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New species of microbe thrives in spacecraft clean rooms

An extremely rare microbe pops up in two different spacecraft clean rooms, one in Florida and one in South America.

By Nov. 7, 2013

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It's your job to clean up a microbe-infested world (pictures)

Stay Alight! has a gloriously grimy theme as you fire projectiles to clean out all the monster microbes.

5 Images Apr. 12, 2013

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Study: Earth microbes could survive Martian conditions

If NASA isn't extremely careful about sterilization, then life on Mars could end up being exactly the same as certain forms of bacteria life on Earth.

By Dec. 28, 2012

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How microbes can build electric grids

Research shows bacteria exploit conducting minerals in their environment to shuttle electrons between species, allowing greater growth.

By Jun. 4, 2012

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Microbe helps convert solar power to liquid fuel

By pairing biology and photovoltaics, a new "electrofuel" system could build alternative fuels.

By Mar. 30, 2012

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Glori, seeking oil with microbes, files to go public

Glori Energy looks to raise $115 million in an IPO with a biotechnology designed to extract oil from existing wells by stimulating the growth of underground microbes.

By Oct. 5, 2011

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Biofuel breakthrough made from microbes

Government researchers say they've successfully engineered a substance called bisabolane into a biosynthetic alternative to diesel fuel.

By Sep. 29, 2011

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Microbes may be to thank for BP oil spill cleanup

Berkeley Lab scientists using PhyloChip analysis say a previously undiscovered species of ocean microbe is aggressively gobbling oil plumes from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

By Aug. 25, 2010

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Luca Tech feeds coal-eating microbes to make gas

Start-up seeks permitting to expand tests. Its technology encourages coal-eating bacteria to produce natural gas from depleted wells.

By Aug. 6, 2010