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Dave is a somewhat ad hoc being who is into:
following Christ
being a good dad
faith/science issues
speedboarding
biocomposites
flying boats
old Mazdas
absurdity
pants


....to name but a few things.

If you still want to know more, back in the mists of time, before blogging became the cool and smart, I kept an even more flagrantly egocentric website:
http://www.vergenet.net/~dave/


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Feb 05
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rainbowhill:

gotitforcheap:

shortformblog:

Fun guy chillin’ in South American rainforest finds plastic-eating fungi

Seriously, though this is kind of a big deal. Know that big problem we have? You know, the one involving a crapload of used plastic hanging around in landfills with nowhere to biodegrade for a couple million years? Well, Jonathan Russell might’ve solved that problem. See, Russell and his fellow Yale students went to Ecuador, where they found a new kind of fungus they’re calling Pestalotiopsis microspora. Big deal, you’re thinking. Anyone can find fungus anywhere! Well, something his fellow students found out after the fact is that this fungus can live on a diet of polyurethane alone — and even crazier, it doesn’t even need air to do so! In other words, we could potentially put it at the bottom of a landfill and cover it with plastic, and it would do the rest of the work. This might be game-changing if it works as advertised. (photo via Flickr user dbutt; EDIT: Updated with link to research abstract) source

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I wonder what the by-products are. Yoga mats and water bottles?

This is big stuff! The more plastic-consuming organisms we can find, the better.
Mental note: don’t go downhill skateboarding through this part of South America.
"Dude, your wheels are lunched! What happened?!"
"Ran over a mushroom…"

rainbowhill:

gotitforcheap:

shortformblog:

Seriously, though this is kind of a big deal. Know that big problem we have? You know, the one involving a crapload of used plastic hanging around in landfills with nowhere to biodegrade for a couple million years? Well, Jonathan Russell might’ve solved that problem. See, Russell and his fellow Yale students went to Ecuador, where they found a new kind of fungus they’re calling Pestalotiopsis microspora. Big deal, you’re thinking. Anyone can find fungus anywhere! Well, something his fellow students found out after the fact is that this fungus can live on a diet of polyurethane alone — and even crazier, it doesn’t even need air to do so! In other words, we could potentially put it at the bottom of a landfill and cover it with plastic, and it would do the rest of the work. This might be game-changing if it works as advertised. (photo via Flickr user dbutt; EDIT: Updated with link to research abstract) source

Follow ShortFormBlog

SCIENCE IN THIS MUTHAFUCK 

I wonder what the by-products are. Yoga mats and water bottles?

This is big stuff! The more plastic-consuming organisms we can find, the better.

Mental note: don’t go downhill skateboarding through this part of South America.

"Dude, your wheels are lunched! What happened?!"

"Ran over a mushroom…"

(Source: shortformblog)