New In Biotech – The Bionic Mushroom

When you merge biology with technology, you get… the bionic mushroom! Manu Mannoor from the Stevens Institute of Technology coupled the photosynthetic ability of cyanobacteria with the electroconductivity of graphene.

The Bionic Mushroom, from the Stevens Institute of Technology’s Manu Mannoor


Wax Worms Can Neutralize the Ecological Impact of Plastic

Chemical research into how these wax worms are able to biodegrade polyethylene (read: plastic grocery bags) can one day rid our planet of our plastic islands and neutralize the ecological impact  of plastic. One for biomimicry!

“100 wax worms can biodegrade 92 milligrams of polyethylene in a mere 12 hours.”