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Amoebas that are placid, model organisms in the lab, farm bacteria and carry guards to protect their crops in the wild
A ring of protein and pigments, half synthetic and half natural, can be used to quickly prototype light-harvesting antennas that absorb more sunlight than fully natural ones
One thing that sets humans apart from other animals is our ability to intelligently and rapidly adapt to a wide variety of new challenges — using skills learned in much different contexts to inform and guide the handling of any new task at hand.
In 2011, Nature announced that scientists had discovered a single-celled organism that is a primitive farmer. The organism, a social amoeba called Dictyostelium discoideum, picks up edible bacteria, carries them to new locations and harvests them like crops.
Sharon Gietl, vice president – information technology at The Doe Run Company (Doe Run), presented at the 2013 Society for Information Management (SIM) Regional Leadership Forum (RLF), held at
- An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
- A timorous, cowardly fellow.