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Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao:
兩位少年科學家用細菌分解了塑料

TED2013 · 9:20 · Filmed Feb 2013
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Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao: 兩位少年科學家用細菌分解了塑料
9:20 · Filmed February 2013 at TED2013 · Subtitles available in 31 languages

塑料一旦被生產,將(幾乎)永遠不會消失。12 年級時的米蘭達‧王和吉尼‧姚開始了一項研究,試圖找到一種可以分解塑料的新細菌——特別是分解鄰苯二甲酸酯這種有害的塑化劑,她們意外地在家附近找到了答案。

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