Bless up.????
"How do you like it ?"
When your dog is prettier than most people you meet
Damn, I'm good!
Being an artist illustrated by C&H
Leaked email shows how Cambridge Analytica and Facebook first responded to what became a huge data scandal: An email exchange showed an early exchange between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica amid a rash of negative press in 2015.
Boardwalk switches colors when you change direction, then is the same color in the middle
ELI5: if fruit is sweet to encourage animals to eat it and carry the seeds away from the parent tree, how do lemons and limes fit into this mix?
Didn’t know that Guillermo Del Toro had a brother
[Haiku] Honk if you have a small penis
The most wholesome good boy greet
TIL: Gay male victims of the Holocaust, who wore the downward-facing pink triangle, were still considered to be criminals when they were freed from concentration camps. They were often sent back to prison to serve out their terms.
My friend’s dog bros just being bros.
When you view "Top of all time" on HighQualityGifs...
Waves of fluff.
Only you can prevent fir...nvm
LPT: If someone tells you about an event in their life coming up, add it to your calendar. So you can follow up with them after no matter how big or small it is. Makes you a better friend.
Let's call it racism
People with covers like thease
The Wild Wild Country sex cult documentary is the craziest thing on TV
You had one job
Obi-Wan knows the right way to pass a pear
MRW one of my religious sixth graders says all gay people need to be "hung" in the middle of class
The most perfect bedroom :)
Never cease to amaze.
Father gets 60 years for trying to sell 4-year-old daughter for sex
Failed at life?
I don’t know what to say.
A guy in my town makes these skeleton displays!
But he boot too big for he gotdamn feet
13 years ago today The Office aired for the first time ever
"Timeless", Digital illustration, 1920?1080
When u play unity
Sick haircut
Ethereal mist in the laurel forest of Garajonay National Park, Canary Islands [OC] [2448 × 3264]
Early 2002 Goth phase with my black cat Tinkerbell. My mum has this pic on her fireplace in a flowery photo frame just to add to the cringe factor.
4661 remphos Good old fungi! I knew you guys could do it! I wonder if we can isolate the genes responsible for these enzymes and maybe put them into other fungi, if that wouldn't cause other problems somehow.
470 mvea Journal reference: Khan, S., et al., Biodegradation of polyester polyurethane by Aspergillus tubingensis, Environmental Pollution (2017), Link: 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.
664 BRMC888 Can the fungus be bred and used on a mass scale to break down plastics or is this not feasible? Also is the broken down plastic perfectly safe or does it still present problems?
260 7LeagueBoots Every few years another species of bacteria or fungus is found that breaks down plastics. Bacteria: - *Ideonella sakainesis* eats PET plastics 2016 - *Flavobacterium* has been known to degrade nylon since 1975 1975 2007 - unspecified marine microbes 2011 - *Enterobacter asburiae* and a *Bacillus sp.* taken from waxworm guts break down polyethylene 2014 - unspecified soil bacteria from the Frasier river area break down phthalates which are used in making some plastics - Ted talk 2012 - *Pseudomonas spp* break down LDPE - paper from 2012, but known from at least 2008 2012 - *Phanerochaete chrysosporium*, *Pseudomonas putida*, and *Sphingomonas macrogoltabidus* degrade HDPE 2013 Fungus: - *Pestalotiopsis microspora* and *Schizophyllum commune* break down PUR plastics and are edible 2011 - *Pleurotus ostreatus* breaks down oxo-biodegradable (D2W) plastic *without* pre-treatment 2014 There are a bunch more cases, but I think those references are enough to make the point that this is not a unique discovery. I very much hope some of these wind up being able to be used to break down plastics in an industrial capacity, but so far that has eluded us.
319 TheAtomicOption if you have enough of a substrate laying around, eventually something's going to evolve a way to eat it.
662 Sciencetist Do these scientists keep losing it, or something? They seem to "find" this stuff again once every 6 months
38 itsfiguratively It's a shame this stuff also devastates beehives. Solving one problem by creating another.