Seven Wonders of the Microbe World - for iPad/Mac/PC

Seven Wonders of the Microbe World - for iPad/Mac/PC

The Open University

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What is a microbe and what have they ever done for us? From Black Death to Cholera, and Syphilis to Typhoid, microbes have been responsible for some of the world’s most devastating diseases. But they have also provided the human race with the technological advances of genetic engineering and nitrogen fixation, the vision of life on Mars, the life-saving properties of antibiotics and food preservation, along with the wonderful taste of beer. Using expert commentary, animation and stylised visuals, these videos provide an engaging introduction to microbiology, by examining the impact microbes have had on humans through a historical perspective, from Egyptian times to the present day.
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What is a microbe and what have they ever done for us? From Black Death to Cholera, and Syphilis to Typhoid, microbes have been responsible for some of the world’s most devastating diseases. But they have also provided the human race with the technological advances of genetic engineering and nitrogen fixation, the vision of life on Mars, the life-saving properties of antibiotics and food preservation, along with the wonderful taste of beer. Using expert commentary, animation and stylised visuals, these videos provide an engaging introduction to microbiology, by examining the impact microbes have had on humans through a historical perspective, from Egyptian times to the present day.
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History of Beer

17 Nov 2011 | 03 mins 35 secs

History of Beer

17 Nov 2011 | 03 mins 35 secs

Black Death

17 Nov 2011 | 04 mins 40 secs

Black Death

17 Nov 2011 | 04 mins 40 secs

Food Preservation

17 Nov 2011 | 03 mins 38 secs

Food Preservation

17 Nov 2011 | 03 mins 38 secs

Nitrogen Fixation

17 Nov 2011 | 03 mins 29 secs

Nitrogen Fixation

17 Nov 2011 | 03 mins 29 secs

Antibiotics

17 Nov 2011 | 04 mins 28 secs

Antibiotics

17 Nov 2011 | 04 mins 28 secs

Genetic Engineering

17 Nov 2011 | 03 mins 32 secs

Genetic Engineering

17 Nov 2011 | 03 mins 32 secs

Life on Mars

17 Nov 2011 | 04 mins 11 secs

Life on Mars

17 Nov 2011 | 04 mins 11 secs