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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Molecular Velcro makes surfaces harder, smoother

Borg Peptide (the gel) Covering Stainless Steel as seen through an Electron Microscope.
Arch Biopartners

Imagine a world where a spray-on gel could make make cars and boats corrosion-proof, airplanes more aerodynamic, the flow in wastewater treatment plants faster and prevent surfaces from harboring bacteria.

That protective coating, invisible to the naked eye, may not be too far away according to Arch Biopartners. Within two years, principal scientist Randy Irvin says the initial application will be a methanol-based spray

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Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Using germs to make art

Zachary Copfer is making some pretty unusual art using unconventional means. Like it implies, his "Bacteriography" involves developing images in plates of bacteria. The microbiologist turned visual artist makes use of E. coli bacteria and S.marcescens and then treats them with the DNA from jellyfish. The University of Cincinnati graduate got nationwide press last year when he first unveiled his works at a Cincinnati art show.