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UV Water Purifiers Are Bullshit

To achieve its claimed ability to remove pathogens, water going into CamelBak’s new UV purifier must first be cleaned by a filter from a rival manufacturer. And that rival product is cheaper. That’s according to CamelBak’s own lab testing. And its not the only water treatment technology that’s incapable of performing as claimed.


These 3D-Printed Pants Are Glowing Because They're Full Of Bacteria

Lady Gaga’s steak gown and the Bjork-in-a-swan outfit feel as plain as a white T-shirt compared to these MIT-designed threads. They’re 3D-printed, look like human innards, and could tote around live, glowing bacteria.


A Remote Amazonian Tribe Harbours Unprecedented Microbiome Diversity

The trillions of bacteria that live on us and in us — our microbiomes — are vital to our health in ways we’re just beginning to understand. Now scientists have discovered the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever, in a remote Amazonian tribe of southern Venezuela.


This Haunting Bacteria Is Actually An Intricate Hand-Cut Paper Sculpture

These images show how a bacteria looks under a microscope. But that doesn’t mean Artist Rogan Brown used a microscope obtain them. That would be too easy. Instead, he spent four months cutting sheet after sheet of paper with a scalpel knife and ended up with this insanely intricate and astonishing sculpture.


This Water Bottle Filters All Germs As You Drink

Worry about dirty water when you’re travelling, biking or hiking and don’t want to fuss with a complicated, heavy filter or pollute the taste of your drinking water with chemical treatments? This new Naked Filter from Liquidity promises to remove “99.9999%” of bacteria and protozoa as you sip.


Not Even Science Could Explain The Bacteria In My Apartment

Three years ago, I gently brushed fibre-tipped swabs against the surfaces of my tiny apartment. Microbes live everywhere, and I was gathering samples for genetic analysis — I wanted to identify my microscopic housemates.


New Non-Stick Coating Will Stop Bacteria Sticking To Medical Materials

Once bacteria cling, it can sometimes be hard to make them let go as they accumulate and form adhesive biofilms. That’s a particular problem on medical materials use for implants and instruments — but a new non-stick material might change things.


All The Reasons Why You Need To Purify Drinking Water

You know you need to filter, treat or boil water you find in the wilderness. But why? Well, there’s a number of answers, starting with words like E. Coli, Hepatitis A, Giardia and Cryptosporidiosis.


A Single 10-Second Kiss Can Transfer 80 Million Bacteria

Kissing is disgusting: A poorly choreographed ritual of bad breath, awkward eye contact, and slobbery after-drool. Now, to make it even worse, a new study from the Netherlands has determined how many cooties move from one mouth to another during your basic smooch. And it’s A LOT.


This 3D Printer Produces Biopolymers From Orange Juice And Bacteria

3D printers can make all sorts of great things, but they don’t do it out of thin air. First, there’s the model and then there are the materials. In most cases this is some sort of thermoplastic that can be heated and squirted from the printer’s head. But 3D printers don’t have to be the mechanical, polymer-ejecting gadgets we’re familiar with. What if all you needed was some genetically-modified bacteria and orange juice?


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