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Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao:
二人の若き科学者、バクテリアでプラスチックを分解

TED2013 · 9:20 · Filmed Feb 2013
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プラスチックは、ひとたび作られると、(ほぼ)なくなることはありません。高校3年のとき、ミランダ・ワンとジニー・ヤオは新しいバクテリアを探す旅に出ます。プラスチックを生分解する、正確には、有害な可塑剤であるフタル酸エステル類を分解するバクテリアです。二人が見つけた答えは、ビックリするくらい身近なところにありました。

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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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