We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience, read our Cookie Policy

The Tiny Creature that Secretly Powers the Planet

Video   Dec 20, 2018

 

Oceanographer Penny Chisholm tells the story of a tiny ocean creature you've probably never heard of: Prochlorococcus, the most abundant photosynthetic species on the planet. A marine microbe that has existed for millions of years, Prochlorococcus wasn't discovered until the mid-1980s -- but its ancient genetic code may hold clues to how we can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

 
More Information
 
 
 

Recommended Videos

Cas13: Cas9's Cool Detective Cousin

Video

This animation depicts how Cas13—a CRISPR-associated protein—may be adapted to detect human disease. This new diagnostic tool, called SHERLOCK, targets RNA (rather than DNA), and has the potential to transform research and global public health.

WATCH NOW

Bacterial DNA Jiggling Motion Halted Before Cell Death

Video

Watch how the jiggling motion of bacterial DNA stops when a natural antimicrobial peptide permeates the E. coli membrane. This novel mechanism helps explain why bacteria develop resistance very slowly and may inform the design of new antimicrobial agents.

WATCH NOW

How Do Scientists Know if Plastic Containers are BPA-free? | Behind the Science, S3 Ep5

Video

How do consumer packaging companies test their products to maintain "BPA-free" label claims? VICAM, a division of Waters that develops rapid diagnostics and laboratory sample prep technologies for testing quality and safety in food and agriculture, has a new fit-for-purpose BPA test that pairs immunoaffinity chromatography to extract and elute BPA for subsequent measurement by LC-MS/MS.

WATCH NOW

 

Like what you just watched? You can find similar content on the communities below.

Analysis & Separations Applied Sciences Immunology & Microbiology

To personalize the content you see on Technology Networks homepage, Log In or Subscribe for Free

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE