Scientists theorize that the easiest way for human space colonization involves sending our genetic code to other planets, where humans will be 3D printed.
Living cells capable of emitting light and conducting electricity have been created in a lab, and MIT's researchers think this is just the beginning.
Spider's silk is incredibly durable and insanely strong, but it's difficult to harvest because, you know, spiders. A German company is using E. coli to mass produce it, and it's been selling the product to shampoo companies.
Pills filled with strains of good bacteria, rather than drugs, could lead the way in curing illness.
Both Willy Wonka and his dentist father would be so, so proud.
The common E. coli bacteria strain now does more than infect your food — it can also produce gasoline.
Plus it's made of bacteria. Just what that empty space on your laboratory wall needs.
The structure of cicada wings can destroy bacteria, and it's the first natural material we've found that does it.
IBM's new antimicrobial hydrogel tackles diseased biofilms and kills drug resistant bacteria.
Concrete is the most popular building material on the planet, probably because it's very strong, easy to work with and cheap, being made mostly of rocks. There are some durability issues with concrete, though, and to make it stronger, Dutch scientists have added self-healing capsules to help buildings heal cracks on their own.