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Engineered bacteria can churn out rocket fuel

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:43

Researchers have engineered a bacterium that could potentially help replace high-energy fuels in missiles and other aerospace applications.

Revolutionary naming system for all life on earth created

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 12:30

Here comes a new and revolutionary naming system for all life on earth that would create a more robust and precise name for any organism - be it a bacterium, fungus, plant or animal.

NASA claim of `arsenic life` disproved

Last Updated: Monday, July 09, 2012, 15:41

The claim by NASA scientists that they have discovered a new form of bacteria which thrive on arsenic has been disapproved by two new studies.

Magnetic bacteria to help build future bio-computers

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 08, 2012, 17:49

Researchers have suggested that magnet-making bacteria may be used for building biological computers of the future.

Genes linked to superbugs’ antibiotic resistance identified

Last Updated: Friday, September 09, 2011, 16:22

An analysis of the genome of a superbug has yielded vital clues that could be key to counteract the bacterium’s resistance to an antibiotic.

`Rare bacterium discovered in Lonar crater sediments`

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 23:38

This could be first biological evidence of the origin of Lonar crater.

World’s toughest bacterium discovered

Last Updated: Monday, September 06, 2010, 14:19

Scientists have discovered the world’s toughest bacterium, which can survive in extreme conditions.

Scientists identify bacterium that helps in formation of gold

Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2009, 15:33

Australian scientists have found that the bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans catalyses the biomineralisation of gold by transforming toxic gold compounds to their metallic form using active cellular mechanism.