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(Gizmodo)   Researchers discover bacteria that eats a toxic metal and turns it into pure gold   ( gizmodo.com) divider line
    More: Cool, bacteria, toxic metal, microbiology, molecular genetics, precious metals, Michigan State University  
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6915 clicks; posted to Geek » on 03 Oct 2012 at 9:49 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-03 06:34:14 PM  
10 votes:
Midachondrias Touch?
2012-10-03 06:21:15 PM  
3 votes:
The goop that laid the golden dregs?
2012-10-03 06:20:47 PM  
3 votes:
Scientists discovered the Philosopher's Bacteria? Cool.
2012-10-03 11:18:17 PM  
1 vote:

Shadow Blasko: scottydoesntknow: Midachondrias Touch?

That's worth an internet to you... and a smart/funny when this goes green

Only one? I say give him two. Brava sir!
2012-10-03 10:12:20 PM  
1 vote:
So, buy silver instead?.
2012-10-03 10:08:36 PM  
1 vote:
The bacteria is are incredibly resistant to this toxic element. In fact, it's they're 25 times stronger than previously thought. The researchers' compact factory-which they named The Great Work of the Metal Lover-holds the bacteria as they feed it them the gold chloride. In about a week, the bacteria does its do their job, processing all that junk into the precious metal-a process they believe happens regularly in nature.

The word is plural. One bacterium, many bacteria.

They are the ones who have created a compact laboratory that uses the bacteria Cupriavidus metallidurans to turn gold chlroride-a toxic chemical liquid you can find in nature-into 99.9% pure gold.

The only words in the bolded part that aren't wrong are chemical and toxic (and even that's iffy). It would help if they knew which gold chloride salt they were talking about. I'll give them a pass on chlroride as a typo, since they get it correct elsewhere.

/farking Gizmodo 
//the comments make my head hurt
2012-10-03 08:59:54 PM  
1 vote:

scottydoesntknow: Midachondrias Touch?

That's worth an internet to you... and a smart/funny when this goes green
2012-10-03 06:40:52 PM  
1 vote:
What is this alchemy?
2012-10-03 06:17:45 PM  
1 vote:
They don't create gold, they refine gold.
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