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Deux jeunes scientifiques font appel aux bactéries pour décomposer les plastiques.

TED2013 · 9:20 · Filmed Feb 2013
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Une fois que le plastique est créé, il ne meurt (presque) jamais. Quand elles étaient en terminale, Miranda Wang et Jeanny Yao sont parties à la recherche d'une nouvelle bactérie capable de biodégrader le plastique, et plus spécifiquement les phtalates (un plastifiant nocif). Étonnamment, la réponse à leurs questions se trouvait tout près de chez elles.

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