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Posted 04 January 2011 - 12:20 PM
95 year old cook, author of "Clara's Kitchen" and great grandmother, Clara, recounts her childhood during the Great Depression as she prepares meals from the era. Learn how to make simple yet delicious dishes while listening to stories from the Great Depression.
Edited by warriorsoul, 28 April 2014 - 08:38 PM.
Posted 08 February 2011 - 12:55 AM
Product designer Eben Bayer reveals his recipe for a new, fungus-based packaging material that protects fragile stuff like furniture, plasma screens -- and the environment.
Edited by warriorsoul, 28 April 2014 - 08:43 PM.
Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:44 PM
Billy and Becky Webb have a unique farming operation in the backwoods of Kentucky. Taking part in a state sponsored growing plan, they are turning land that used to grow tobacco into land that is now producing specialty mushrooms.
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 08:40 PM
Golden scheint die Nachmittagssonne durch langsam kahler werdende Äste, der Waldboden gibt federnd unter den Füßen nach und die Luft ist voll vom Geruch der schattigen Moose. Wir gehen Pilze sammeln!
Edited by warriorsoul, 28 April 2014 - 08:46 PM.
Posted 20 February 2011 - 01:41 AM
A researcher at Montana State University has found a micro-organism in a plant in South America that could fuel vehicles one day. The unusual fungus contains the essence of diesel, which one could use to run a bus, for example, without processing it at all.
Professor Gary Strobel discusses his findings on "myco-diesel," which are being published Wednesday in The Journal of Microbiology in London.
Dr. Strobel made the discovery by chance, while collecting fungus from the stem of a treein an old forest in southern Chile. When he finally got around to sending it off for sophisticated analysis — years later — he discovered that this version of Gliocladium wasn't like others he'd encountered before.
"I've scoured the earth for not only organisms like Gliocladium, but many other endophytes [a plant that lives in the tissue of another plant]. I've been to almost every rainforest on the planet," he tells Alex Chadwick. But, "in over 50 years, I've never seen anything like that."
Why would a fungus create diesel? Essentially to protect from plant invaders, he says.
He also discusses a brief scandal in his past that involved chainsawing trees and trashing an EPA document.
(perhaps this is the bridge for the gap between now and the time when we have 100% clean free energy. It would certainly beat the current oil system)
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