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Două tinere cercetătoare descompun plastice cu bacterii

TED2013 · 9:20 · Filmed Feb 2013
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Odată creat, plasticul nu moare (aproape) niciodată. În clasa a 12-a, Miranda Wang și Jeanny Yao au pornit în căutarea unei noi bacterii pentru a biodegrada plasticul, mai exact prin descompunerea ftalaților, compuși plastifianți nocivi. Au găsit răspunsul surprinzător de aproape de casă.

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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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