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Video: Turning synthetic into biological—Scientists harness bacteria to bond silicon and carbon

By April Gocha / December 7, 2016

Researchers at California Institute of Technology report that, using directed evolution, they have convinced bacteria to biologically produce carbon–silicon bonds much more efficiently than synthetically catalyzed chemical reactions.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 10, 2015

Fastest silicon phototransistor ever made, welding unweldable metals, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 10, 2015.

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UPDATE: Ceramics pair with silk to form skeletal tissue-repairing dynamic duo

By April Gocha / October 21, 2015

Researchers at Tufts University (Medord, Mass.) and the University of Sydney (Australia) have developed a novel type of biodegradable scaffold that combines silk and ceramic to help broken bodies jointly rebuild the cartilage and bone that compose joints.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 11, 2015

Inspiring bug legs, crystal insights, stanene’s introduction, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 11, 2015.

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The skinny from 39th ICACC in Daytona Beach, where we learn how fat makes knees

By Eileen De Guire / January 27, 2015

More than 1,100 scientists and engineers have escaped winter’s wrath and converged on Daytona Beach, Fla. for the 39th edition of the International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites. Couldn’t make it? Eileen recaps the first half of the warm-weather meeting.

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Bioactive cement plaster: Bioengineering in action

By Martin Grolms / March 29, 2011

Electron micrographs of the cross-section of magnesium phosphate cement-cylinders. (a) MPC-cylinder without bacteria. (b) Macroporous structure within the inner section of freshly prepared MPC with embedded R. ruber bacteria. (c) Macroporous structure within the inner section of MPC with embedded R. ruber after 19 batch cycles. The arrows mark assemblies of R. ruber bacteria. Credit:…

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