Category Archives: Experiments
Stopping on the road, I venture over the railing, walking down the embankment. The heat at the waters edge overwhelms me. The smell of salt and bitterness is in the air.
It will be exciting to investigate what microbial communities inhabit these salt flats. Continue reading
I get this look of fear and awe when I explain that the things I study grow at 100-200 atmospheres, at temperatures between 50-75 degreed centigrade, and under acidic conditions so extreme it would peel the skin off your bones. Like I said, this is pretty cool stuff Continue reading
How does T. acidophilum manage the high concentrations of soluble iron, or other metals, liberated by its acidic environment? Continue reading
a true test of a scientist’s skills are not at the bench, but in how they … increase our understanding and awe of the world around us. Continue reading
George S. Zaidan ’08, while an undergraduate at MIT, ran into a conceptual problem while teaching a course for high school students (See The Tech article). He asked his students to plan an experiment and in the process realized that … Continue reading
It was only recently that we began to understand the capacity of microbes to populate the most inhospitable places on earth. From the inside of nuclear reactors to highly corrosive sulfur environments, microbes are there. We have found them … Continue reading