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Genetic Bacterial Engineering Could Herald New Era of Biofuels

Genetic Bacterial Engineering Could Herald New Era of Biofuels

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Sep. 26, 2014) Research by scientists at Imperial College London suggests that genetic engineering of bacteria could facilitate the production of propane on a commercial scale, potentially opening up new ways of creating biofuels outside of agriculture, giving hope to those seeking alternatives to fossil fuels. Joel Flynn went to the laboratory to meet them. Video provided by Reuters
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Washed-Up 'Alien Hairballs' Are Actually Algae

Washed-Up 'Alien Hairballs' Are Actually Algae

Newsy (Sep. 22, 2014) Green balls of algae washed up on Sydney, Australia's Dee Why Beach. Video provided by Newsy
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Bacteria-Treated Honey Cures Wounds and Offers Antibiotic Resistance Hope

Bacteria-Treated Honey Cures Wounds and Offers Antibiotic Resistance Hope

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Sep. 10, 2014) Swedish researchers have successfully cured treatment-resistant wounds in horses, using a mixture of various lactic acid bacteria found in bees' honey stomachs and honey itself. The successful trial could help the medical community overcome the growing problem of global antibiotic resistance. Video provided by Reuters
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Locust Plague Descends on Madagascan Capital

Locust Plague Descends on Madagascan Capital

AFP (Aug. 29, 2014) A thick grey swarm of locusts engulfed Madagascar's capital on Thursday, sending children scuttling and causing florists to burn tires in panic. Duration: 00:55 Video provided by AFP
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