Science Nation - Waste to Energy

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All of us use water and in the process, a lot of it goes to waste. Whether it goes down drains, sewers or toilets, much of it ends up at a wastewater treatment plant where it undergoes rigorous cleaning before it flows back to the environment. The process takes time, money and a lot of energy. What if that wastewater could be turned into energy? It almost sounds too good to be true, but environmental engineer Bruce Logan is working on ways to make it happen. Most treatment plants already use...

Science Nation - Lab in a Can

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Monitoring water quality is vital to make sure dangerous bacteria doesn't creep into our drinking water or overcome sewage treatment plants. With support from the National Science Foundation, engineers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have developed the Environment Sample Processor (ESP), a "DNA lab in a can." The size of a trash can, it can be placed in the open ocean or at water treatment facilities to identify potentially harmful bacteria, algae, larvae and other...

Science Nation - Glowing Squid

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The Hawaiian bobtail squid is a master of camouflage, even using luminous bacteria as part of its nighttime disguise. For more cool squid science, visit the Glowing Squid page on Science Nation: http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/glowingsquid.jsp For more Science Nation episodes, visit: http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/

Patrick Shih at the 2012 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Patrick Shih of the DOE JGI on "A Better Understanding of Cyanobacterial Diversity Through Large-Scale Genomics" on March 22, 2012 at the 7th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Justin Gallivan at the 2012 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Justin Gallivan of Emory University on "Reprogramming Bacteria to Seek and Destroy Small Molecules" on March 21, 2012 at the 7th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Revolutionary Advancement in Membrane Filtration Sample Preparation for Biotech Industry

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Photonic BioSystems, Inc. unveils game-changing microbiological testing technology. The versatile, enclosed filtration cartridge-based sample preparation technique is expected to change the paradigm of membrane filtration sample testing. Video Contents: 0:00 Filter system design explained 1:50 How the filtration system works: exemplary sample processing 4:40 Small volume samples 5:55 The filter system does what In-line filter cartridges cannot do 7:20 Variations on the...

MICW - Metagenome Data Integration, Data Storage and Retrieval: Victor Markowitz

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DOE JGI's Victor Markowitz gives an overview of IMG challenges at the Metagenomics Informatics Challenges Workshop held at the DOE JGI on October 12-13, 2011.

MICW - Scalability of Comparative Analysis, Novel Algorithms and Tools: Paramvir Dehal

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Berkeley Lab's Paramvir Dehal on "Managing and Storing large Datasets in MicrobesOnline, metaMicrobesOnline and the DOE Knowledgebase" at the Metagenomics Informatics Challenges Workshop held at the DOE JGI on October 12-13, 2011.

MICW - Single Cells and Metagenomes: Phil Hugenholtz

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University of Queensland's Phil Hugenholtz on "Comparison of Normalized and Unnormalized Single Cell and Population Assemblies" at the Metagenomics Informatics Challenges Workshop held at the DOE JGI on October 12-13, 2011.

MICW - Assembly Quality Evaluation: Mihai Pop

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University of Maryland's Mihai Pop on "Genome Assembly Forensics: Metrics for Assessing Assembly Correctness" at the Metagenomics Informatics Challenges Workshop held at the DOE JGI on October 12-13, 2011.