News tagged with microbial communities

Microbe efficiencies could make better fuel cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- Like mutual back-scratching, two common bacteria involved in what was thought to be only a marginally important relationship actually help each other thrive when grown together in bioreactors, Cornell scientists ...

dateJun 10, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Brewery waste microbes could make biofuels

(PhysOrg.com) -- Anyone cracking open a cold beer is probably not considering the wastewater left over after the beer was brewed. But for Cornell researchers, that vinegary effluent is a scientific playground for devising ...

dateFeb 25, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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The world's oldest water?

New evidence bolsters the notion that deep saline groundwaters in South Africa's Witwatersrand Basin may have remained isolated for many thousands, perhaps even millions, of years. The study, recently accepted for publication ...

dateFeb 20, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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