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Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao:
Due giovani scienziate decompongono le materie plastiche con i batteri

TED2013 · 9:20 · Filmed Feb 2013
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Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao: Due giovani scienziate decompongono le materie plastiche con i batteri
9:20 · Filmed February 2013 at TED2013 · Subtitles available in 31 languages

Una volta creata, la plastica non muore (quasi) mai. Durante l'ultimo anno di scuola superiore, Miranda Wang e Jeanny Yao andarono alla ricerca di un nuovo batterio in grado di decomporre le materie plastiche, precisamente disgregando gli ftalati, un dannoso plastificante. E sorprendentemente trovarono una soluzione vicino a casa.

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Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao have identified a new bacteria that breaks down nasty compounds called phthalates, common to flexible plastics and linked to health problems. And they’re still teenagers. Full bio
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