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"Stanford project mixes Darwin with hydrogen"

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"...Researchers at the university, led by chemical engineering professor James Swartz, have discovered a soil microorganism that absorbs photons and subsequently metabolizes the energy to split water, a chemical reaction that produces hydrogen, Jim Plummer, Stanford's dean of engineering, said during a presentation at the AlwaysOn conference taking place at the university this week...

Unfortunately, the microorganism in its natural state is anaerobic, which means it dies when exposed to large concentrations of oxygen.

To get around this problem, the researchers produce millions of the bugs and expose them to a low concentration of oxygen. They then take the ones that survive and use them to parent a new generation of bugs."

http://tinyurl.com/9eva2

Oh, and posting the link reminds me, tinyurl.com is the second greatest thing ever, with the aforementioned post being the first :)

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On a serious note, I agree that technology never ceases to amaze. Last night I had my mind blown when I discovered that laser weapons capable of shooting down missiles exist and have been operational at least since 2002.

Have you heard of the Tactical High-Energy Laser and Mobile Tactical High-Energy Laser? They are expected to be deployed by US and Israeli military forces as early as 2007.

Here's a link:

http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/mis...stems/THEL.html

The US government needs to stop pumping money into useless things like welfare and divert more funds to this technology. If they could develop a High-Energy Laser system capable of shooting down an ICBM...

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