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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 Jan. 14, 2011

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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 Apr. 8, 2014

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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 Feb. 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

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Watch water freeze instantly as it pours

Stick water in the freezer and it turns to ice, but a trick allows you to catch it right in the sweet spot so you can watch it freeze instantaneously.

By Jun. 13, 2013

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Adorable dino night light powered by algae

A 3D-printed dinosaur filled with bioluminescent algae glows in the dark, fueled by photosynthesis.

By Aug. 20, 2013

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Future robots powered by pee? Urine luck!

How to power robots that go where humans fear to tread? A new device works like an artificial heart to pump pee into the "engine room" of self-sustaining bots.

By Nov. 11, 2013

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A breath test for... obesity?

A standard breath test that looks for bacterial growth in the gut could spot those with a greater risk of a certain type of obesity.

By Mar. 26, 2013

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Indulge your OCD with the Influsaber germ slayer

Germaphobes, arm yourselves with this UV weapon, go forth, and terminate with extreme prejudice.

By Jan. 3, 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