Scientists have developed a new system to convert methane into a deep green, energy-rich, gelatin-like substance that can be used as the basis for biofuels and other bioproducts, specialty chemicals - and even feed for cows that create the gas in the first place.
A research team was able to create a microprobe that grows into the neural tissue without inflammation and with the help of a medicinal coating. Even after twelve weeks it is still able to deliver strong signals.
In the nearby future, the raw materials for plastics and fibres that are currently derived from petroleum could be obtained from renewable green resources such as corn straw or wood. The work will be done by bacteria that function as microscopic factories.