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14248
I'm a 27 year old Saudi woman, I'm currently locked in my room, my mom just disowned me and my brother is threatening to kill me. i need help.
6167
Introducing the 2018 Red Bull Racing F1 Challenger: The RB14
9548
Precise Crowd Control in Tokyo Japan for Comic Market
10332
Entire brick wall smoothed out by the ocean
6383
Guy mountain bikes down cliff
13740
Scoreboard at the hockey game I attended
14171
Cleaning products damage women's lungs as badly as a 20-a-day cigarette habit
9525
EA vs Reddit: At last we will reveal ourselves to EA, at last we will have our good Star Wars games
14326
We’re witnessing the fastest decline in Arctic sea ice in at least 1,500 years
71807
The Dad Tax
39276
Nobody dared...
19558
Forgotten but not gone
31124
Newton knew it, Darwin agreed
17630
This is Anthony Borges, 15. He used his body to hold a classroom door shut, protecting 20 other students inside as the gunman fired through the door, hitting him five times. May he have a speedy recovery. (x-post r/pics)
14832
Decapitation prank
33318
Experience Japanese Wood Joinery
6785
Nate Diaz in the crowd tonight
22131
DAY ONE WITH MY TESLA!
57445
Married with young kids and rarely time to play games. Wife bought me a game 2 weeks ago and had some time to play tonight.
6752
'The Lion King' Live-Action Remake Cutting Classic Song 'Be Prepared' from Animated Film
23710
2 kids dressed as 'tall man' unable to gain admission to 'Black Panther'
11822
TIL after journalist Paulette Cooper wrote an article criticizing the Church of Scientology, they tried to get her committed to a psychiatric ward by writing her name and number on street walls, subscribing her to pornographic mail lists, and faking bomb threats with her stationary and fingerprints.
23865
A joke my 8-year old made up: What do you call a chicken that's afraid of the dark?
18226
Falcon Heavy flame motion for days, my remote camera image | Teslarati
35519
German Bobsled Team Crashes Into 1st Place
69106
Actions speak louder than words... And sometimes they scream
3016
Be careful of spoof exchanges. Would you have noticed this one?
18383
Dancing like no one is watching
5237
Homeward Bound
49770
GF and I adopted this dude from the shelter yesterday. He follows her everywhere and does this when she sits down.
45464
Fergie gives what may be the worst performance of the National Anthem at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.
5243
Decapitation fuckery
10983
So this guy payed my friend to get my number...what a charmer
14998
What a pretty afternoon.
15188
Worst fortune cookie ever
16235
What's something that someone said that made you instantly hate them?
3088
After "Butterfingers" Cory's accident, it took months of psyche rehab and gallons of glue to get him back on his Harley
1543
I know gun control arguments are pointless, but this one brings the heat
8689
Her bio said she was a fiddle player, this ensued...
6396
Anon appreciates Theodore Roosevelt
809 mvea Journal reference: Khan, S., et al., Biodegradation of polyester polyurethane by Aspergillus tubingensis, Environmental Pollution (2017), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2017.03.012 Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749117300295?via%3Dihub Highlights • Aspergillus tubingensis was isolated, identified, and found to degrade polyurethane (PU). • The SEM and ATR-FTIR results clearly showed the degradation on the surface of PU. • Esterase and lipase activities were determined in the presence of different supplements to medium. • This is the first report showing A. tubingensis capable of degrading PU. Abstract > The xenobiotic nature and lack of degradability of polymeric materials has resulted in vast levels of environmental pollution and numerous health hazards. Different strategies have been developed and still more research is being in progress to reduce the impact of these polymeric materials. This work aimed to isolate and characterize polyester polyurethane (PU) degrading fungi from the soil of a general city waste disposal site in Islamabad, Pakistan. A novel PU degrading fungus was isolated from soil and identified as Aspergillus tubingensis on the basis of colony morphology, macro- and micro-morphology, molecular and phylogenetic analyses. The PU degrading ability of the fungus was tested in three different ways in the presence of 2% glucose: (a) on SDA agar plate, (b) in liquid MSM, and (c) after burial in soil. Our results indicated that this strain of A. tubingensis was capable of degrading PU. Using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), we were able to visually confirm that the mycelium of A. tubingensis colonized the PU material, causing surface degradation and scarring. The formation or breakage of chemical bonds during the biodegradation process of PU was confirmed using Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy. The biodegradation of PU was higher when plate culture method was employed, followed by the liquid culture method and soil burial technique. Notably, after two months in liquid medium, the PU film was totally degraded into smaller pieces. Based on a comprehensive literature search, it can be stated that this is the first report showing A. tubingensis capable of degrading PU. This work provides insight into the role of A. tubingensis towards solving the dilemma of PU wastes through biodegradation.
657 KronosIII Someone tell me why this means nothing and i have no reason to be optimistic
1420 onetwopunch26 "Life, uh, finds a way" -Dr Ian Jurassic Park (the only good one)
97 kaliakoudis Half the comments are humorous and the other half talk about a fungi apocalypse. Am I the only one here genuinely impressed?
930 oldblueeyess So what happens when this gets out of the rubbish dump and into our world filled with plastic cars, boats, structures and products. Won't that just degrade basically everything? Maybe thinking on the extreme side of things but seems like a legitimate concern.
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38 aManOfTheNorth So we have found the ring master. Hungry for plastic, it created man.