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microorganisms

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'Biotic' video games: Play with microorganisms

Stanford develops Biotic Pinball, POND PONG, and a soccer game called Ciliaball, in which a player's actions influence the behavior of living microorganisms in real time.

By January 14, 2011

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Will Cameron's deep-sea voyage yield breakthrough drugs?

Moviemaker's expedition to the Mariana Trench could usher in a new type of undersea lab that can extract chemical compounds from microorganisms living in the deepest parts of the ocean.

By April 12, 2012

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Sea plankton found on the outer surface of the ISS

Astronauts collecting samples on the International Space Station have found traces of sea plankton, and are baffled as to how it got there.

By August 20, 2014

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Joule adds CO2 to sunlight to make fuel

Two-year-old Joule Biotechnologies introduces its synthetic biology technology that uses engineered microorganisms to make ethanol from sunlight and carbon dioxide.

By July 26, 2009

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Inside Mascoma's ethanol-making bug lab

With backing from GM, ethanol start-up hosts a tour of its biotech lab, where scientists are genetically engineering microorganisms that they hope will bring a breakthrough in ethanol production.

By September 22, 2008

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Stunning time-lapse showcases beauty under the sea

A marine biology student has created an astonishing macro time-lapse showcasing the delicate beauty of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

By April 8, 2014

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Biopesticides: little organisms solve big problems

CNET News.com's Michael Kanellos explores a rapidly expanding sector in the world of green tech. It's biopesticides, which refers to the use of helpful microorganisms to fight those that damage farm or garden products. Kanellos spoke with the president of AgraQuest, one of a rising number of companies promoting biopesticides.

November 1, 2007

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Stool sample sausage: Poop probiotics might make meat healthier

Food researchers use bacteria found in baby feces to create a sausage with probiotic benefits. They even say it tastes "very good."

By February 28, 2014

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Man builds model human colon, studies what comes out

In order to follow the life cycle of bacteria, an engineer builds a model human colon and feeds it three times a day for weeks.

By May 29, 2013