Early warning system for fish farmers

A novel autonomous biosensor may help scientists to detect environmental hazards in the sea at an early stage. But applying such approach to the marine environment is a huge challenge.

Cold no curb on appetite

Living in a low temperature environment does not affect bacteria's appetite for hydrocarbons, according to recent research. This new knowledge could affect environmental risk assessment in the Arctic.

Even bacteria use social networks

The next time your Facebook stream is filled with cat videos, think about Myxococcus xanthus. The single-cell soil bacterium also uses a social network. But forget silly distractions. M. xanthus relies on its connections ...

Cradle turns smartphone into handheld biosensor

(Phys.org) —Researchers and physicians in the field could soon run on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, medical diagnostics, food safety and more with their smartphones.

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