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Death Valley Microbe May Spark Novel Biotech and Nanotech Uses

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avatar Death Valley Microbe May Spark Novel Biotech and Nanotech Uses
December 27, 2011 04:05PM
ScienceDaily (Dec. 27, 2011) — Nevada, the "Silver State," is well-known for mining precious metals. But scientists Dennis Bazylinski and colleagues at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) do a different type of mining.They sluice through every water body they can find, looking for new forms of microbial magnetism. In a basin named Badwater on the edge of Death Valley National Park, Bazylinski and researcher Christopher Lefèvre hit pay dirt.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111227142623.htm
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