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Experimental battery uses bacteria to charge and recharge

Experimental battery uses bacteria to charge and recharge A group of researchers from The Netherlands has devised a new biological battery that charges and discharges with the aid of bacteria.They’ve tested this system on the small scale and managed 15 charge cycles in a row.

How MIT’s new biological ‘computer’ works, and what it could do in the future

How MIT’s new biological ‘computer’ works, and what it could do in the future With a fully realized ability to program cell behavior as reliably as we do computer behavior, there’s no telling what biological computing could accomplish.In 2013, this same team designed the computing strain that preceded this one: a biological “state machine.

NASA’s new DNA sequencer on the ISS could be used on aliens

NASA’s new DNA sequencer on the ISS could be used on aliens The regular resupply missions to the International Space Station include the basics like food, but all sorts of new science toys as well.In the Dragon capsule that docked with the station several days ago, there was one particularly interesting device — a DNA sequencer.

Drug-resistant bacteria tricked into dropping their shields become vulnerable once again

Drug-resistant bacteria tricked into dropping their shields become vulnerable once again In search of another way to manage the endless slog against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, scientists just figured out how to bait bacteria into developing an Achilles’ heel.Not all drug resistance works the same: It depends on the type of antibiotic the bacteria have evolved to resist.

Deep-dwelling bacteria could rewrite our understanding of where alien life could take hold

Deep-dwelling bacteria could rewrite our understanding of where alien life could take hold Finding bacteria in extreme environments, like at thermal ocean vents or in the sulfur pools at Yellowstone, isn’t all that novel.In 1991, remote-control robots brought out samples of pitch-black fungi that had been growing inside the ruins of the Chernobyl reactor.

Genetic Sudoku is here, and it vastly speeds genomic analysis

Genetic Sudoku is here, and it vastly speeds genomic analysis The innovation has to do with one of the most powerful techniques in genetic analysis: whole genome knockout collections.Expose enough bacteria and you can be assured that you’ve got a mutation into every gene in an organism.

DNA evidence shows the Soviets covered up an anthrax accident that killed dozens

DNA evidence shows the Soviets covered up an anthrax accident that killed dozens Now, long after the true cause of the outbreak was revealed, scientists have been able to perform DNA analysis on the deadly bacterial strain.From viewing the original materials, Meselson’s team knew without a doubt they were looking at inhalation anthrax, not ingestion anthrax as the Russians originally claimed.