Sunday, June 14, 2009

Weird The Things That Frustrate Me

A year ago, 16 year-old Daniel Burd won a big Canadian science fair by befriending plastic-eating bacteria and making a grocery bag disappear in three months.

And that's it. No news since.

Shouldn't someone have taken Daniel's research and run with it? Shouldn't biodegradation of plastic be a massively sexy opportunity and attract armies of the world's most brilliant and innovative minds? Shouldn't everything be different by now?

I guess I might be unreasonably impatient with science and engineering. Or maybe I'm just a sucker for bacteria...

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