This episode: Purple phototrophic bacteria could use certain kinds of wastewater, along with electric current, to produce valuable products like hydrogen without much waste!
This episode: Combining cells with light-absorbing nanomaterials can help tumor-targeting bacteria produce more anticancer compound!
This episode: Bacteria that contain tiny magnets can generate an electric current!
This episode: Hot spring archaea prefer to use elements that give them less energy even when more energetic options are available!
Scientists build a battery out of microbes and electrodes that can store and release electricity repeatedly!
Adding exotic elements to convert spore-forming bacteria into light-capturing cyborgs that convert carbon dioxide into useful chemicals!