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.
An extremely rare microbe pops up in two different spacecraft clean rooms, one in Florida and one in South America.
Stay Alight! has a gloriously grimy theme as you fire projectiles to clean out all the monster microbes.
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.
Research shows bacteria exploit conducting minerals in their environment to shuttle electrons between species, allowing greater growth.
By pairing biology and photovoltaics, a new "electrofuel" system could build alternative fuels.
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.
Government researchers say they've successfully engineered a substance called bisabolane into a biosynthetic alternative to diesel fuel.
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.
Start-up seeks permitting to expand tests. Its technology encourages coal-eating bacteria to produce natural gas from depleted wells.