Dues joves científiques aconsegueixen descompondre plàstic amb bactèries

TED2013 · 9:20 · Filmed Feb 2013
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Una vegada fabricat, el plàstic (quasi) mai desapareix. Miranda Wang i Jeanny Yao, estudiants d'últim any d'institut, van emprendre la cerca d'una nova bactèria capaç de biodegradar plàstic, i més concretament un plastificant danyòs anomenat "ftalat". La seua investigació va donar els seus fruits sorprenentment prop de casa.

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