Dos jóvenes científicas degradan plástico con bacterias

TED2013 · 9:20 · Filmed Feb 2013
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Una vez creado, el plástico (casi) nunca muere. En el decimosegundo grado Miranda Wang y Jeanny Yao fueron en busca de una nueva bacteria que biodegradara el plástico, en concreto, rompiendo los ftalatos, un plastificante nocivo. Encontraron una respuesta sorprendentemente cerca de casa.

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