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“Bacteria Could Be Living Structural Sensors” podcast from Scientific American

We’ve talked in the past about uses for bacteria to sense and repair concrete (e.g. here and here) but this podcast is the first time I’ve heard the idea of using bacteria as pure sensors.  In the words of the podcast summary “scientists might be able to develop a bacterial early warning system for our engineered environment”.StructuralSensors

 

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David Coil

David Coil is a Project Scientist in the lab of Jonathan Eisen at UC Davis. David works at the intersection between research, education, and outreach in the areas of the microbiology of the built environment, microbial ecology, and bacterial genomics. Twitter

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