Why Isn’t Cling Wrap as Good as It Used to Be?

“Back in my day, cling wrap was so much better!” Have you ever wondered why cling wrap doesn’t seem to work as well as you remember it to?

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6 Accidental Discoveries You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

From insects to infections, and polymers to pacemakers, scientists have discovered some very cool things entirely by accident, thanks to some careful observation and curiosity.

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7 Organisms That Can Clean Toxic Waste

Toxic waste, by definition, is harmful to living things, but there are actually a bunch of plants, animals, fungi, and microbes that can help us clean it up!

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6 Bacteria with Awesome Superpowers

Bacteria have evolved some pretty incredible abilities. They may never star in a big summer movie, but here are six bacteria with amazing superpowers.

Thank you to Derek Lovley for the use of his photo of Geobacter metallireducens. You can see more of his research here: http://geobacter.org/

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Sustainability Forward | John Atkinson | TEDxBuffalo

Dr. John Atkinson is an Engineering professor in the University at Buffalo’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His teaching and research interests focus on Air Pollution Control and Sustainability. Dr. Atkinson is a passionate Buffalo transplant, excited to engage with both his students and his community. Dr. Atkinson is an Environmental Engineering professor in UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His teaching and research interests focus on Air Pollution Control and Sustainability. John is a passionate Buffalo transplant, excited to engage with both his students and his community. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx