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Stories by Mike Orcutt

More than a game: Researchers design video games that feature real microorganisms

Do video games change behavior? This question may be the subject of debate for years, but researchers have now shown the answer to be yes—for microorganism behavior, at least.A research group led by Stanford bioengineering professor Ingmar Riedel-Kruse has developed several real video games, inspired by Pac-Man, PONG and other classics, starring live organisms.

January 20, 2011 — Mike Orcutt

Ocean acidification may disrupt the marine nitrogen cycle

Ocean acidification , the result of roughly a third of global CO2 emissions dissolving into the seawater and lowering its pH, has complicated and poorly understood consequences for ocean ecosystems.

December 20, 2010 — Mike Orcutt