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Microbes Thriving on Plastic Ocean Pollution
Science & Tech  (tags: research, environment, study, discovery, microbes, oceans, science, Pacific, garbage, garbage patch )

Michael
- 396 days ago - ecogeek.org
From the Great Pacific garbage patch to more disperse bits of trash, immense amounts of plastic and other garbage continue to amass in the ocean. However, some of that plastic pollution is harboring life.
Microbes to Be 'Last Survivors' on Future Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: Microbes, Earth, Future, Scientists, Research, 'last survivors' )

Ray
- 414 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The last surviving creatures on Earth will be tiny organisms living deep underground, according to scientists.
Microbes Flourish in Deepest Spot in World's Oceans: Study
Science & Tech  (tags: science, international group of scientists, new report, journal Nature Geoscience, 36, 000 ft. Mariana Trench, Pacific Ocean, microbes, carbon )

Judy
- 520 days ago - news.yahoo.com
"Normally life gets scarcer the deeper you go. But when you go very deep, more things start happening again," the lead author of the report told Reuters.
There's Something in the Air: Trans-Planetary Microbes
Science & Tech  (tags: astrobiology, bacteria in clouds, bacterial spores, dust storms, ecosystems, life on mars, microbes )

Judy
- 609 days ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
We've all learned the hard way that microbial organisms, from bacteria to viruses, can be transported by air. But the extent to which organisms exist in the Earth's atmosphere is only now becoming clear.
BP's Corexit Oil Tar Sponged Up By Human Skin
Science & Tech  (tags: The Surfrider Foundation, preliminary study, "State of the Beach" Gulf of Mexico, BP, Deepwater Horizon disaster, oil, tar, Corexit, absorption through skin, microbes, RV light test )

Judy
- 854 days ago - motherjones.com
The Surfrider Foundation has released its preliminary "State of the Beach" study for the Gulf of Mexico from BP's ongoing Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Using Microbes to Generate Electricity?
Science & Tech  (tags: Microbes, Electricity, science, technology )

Anna
- 1183 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Using bacteria to generate energy is a significant step closer following a breakthrough discovery by scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Craig Venter's Study of Marine DNA Finds New Branches on the Tree of Life
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, research, discovery, domain of life, tree of life, microbes, seawater )

Beatrice
- 1233 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Over the decades, I have covered enough stories to know that discovering a new species is not particularly difficult, given that our planet teems with bugs and microbes. In 1995, however, I became caught up in the brouhaha surrounding the discovery of a
Searching in the Microbial World for Efficient Ways to Produce Biofuel
Science & Tech  (tags: research, microbes, abcteria, enzymes, switchgrass, cows, rumen, biofuel, cellulose )

Nancy
- 1426 days ago - sciencedaily.com
With the help of genetic materials from a cow's rumen, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are developing new ways to break down plant fibers for conversion into biofuel. To convert corn stover and switchgrass into biofuel,
Census of Marine Life Maps An Ocean of Species
Science & Tech  (tags: ocean, sea, marine, life, species, microbes, blue, whales, sharks, tuna, squid, science, research, interesting, discovery, technology, investigation, environment )

Tom
- 1843 days ago - latimes.com
The first comprehensive effort to identify and catalog every species in the world's oceans, from microbes to blue whales, is a year from completion. But early discoveries have profoundly altered understanding of life beneath the sea, senior scientists say
How Superbugs Control Their Lethal Weapons
Science & Tech  (tags: superbugs, microbes, computer, concept, discovery, GeneticEngineering, health, humans, interesting, medicine, news, NewTechnology, research, science, scientists, study, tech, technology, world )

PinkMindy
- 1912 days ago - interndaily.com
A team of researchers at The University of Western Ontario, has discovered some processes that reduce the lethal effects of toxins from superbugs, allowing humans and microbes to co-evolve.
Ozone Might Help Make Bee Hives Cleaner And Safer
Science & Tech  (tags: ozone, bees, hives, pesticide, microbes )

Jan
- 2277 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Ozone, which is already used to sanitize drinking water and swimming pools, might help make hives cleaner and safer for America's beleaguered honey bees.
Mighty Microbes: Bacteria Filaments Can Bundle Together And Move Objects 100,000 Times Bacterium's Body Weight
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, science, bacteria, microbes, filaments )

Jan
- 2314 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Researchers from The University of Arizona and Columbia University have discovered that tiny filaments on bacteria can bundle together and pull with forces far stronger than experts had previously thought possible.
Microscopic 'Astronauts' to Go in Orbit
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, nasa, scientists, interesting, technology, space, study, bacteria, disease, infectious, microbes, microbial, organisms, Salmonella, virulence )

J.
- 2353 days ago - biodesign.asu.edu
The experiment,called 'Microbial Drug Resistance Virulence' is part of the STS-123 space shuttle Endeavor mission.Cheryl Nickerson, PhD, has been at the forefront studying risks of germs associated with spaceflight to the health & well being of the crew.
Scientists Find Key to Powering the World With Garbage!
Science & Tech  (tags: climate, interesting, research, green, fuel cell, microbes, biofilm, oil, scientists, study, technology )

Rebecca
- 2420 days ago - dailygalaxy.com
Like Dr Emmet Brown of "Back to the Future" fame, scientists now have the power to really power the planet with garbage in an environmentally friendly process. We'll no longer have to rely on the expensive, polluting, and bloodthirsty addiction to end
Termite Guts May Yield Novel Enzymes For Better Biofuel Production
Science & Tech  (tags: termites, gut, microbes, enzymes, bioconversion, biofuels, biomass, waste )

Eduardo
- 2463 days ago - sciencedaily.com
The bellies of these tiny beasts actually harbor a gold mine of microbes that have now been tapped as a rich source of enzymes for improving the conversion of wood or waste biomass to valuable biofuels.
 

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