Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Weird Wednesday~Microbial Alchemy

Scientists have developed a bug which produces pure gold. The process has been named microbial alchemy - and that's exactly what it appears to be.
The team at Michigan State University say that they found the bacteria Cupriavidus metallidurans is able to take so-called liquid gold (gold chloride, a toxic chemical found in nature) and turn it into 24-karat gold.
Unfortunately, it's not possible to reproduce the experiment on a larger scale because it isn't cost effective.
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Debra She Who Seeks said...

I need me a whole army of those bugs!

mrsduncanmahogany said...

I'd like a bug or a million!