Tuesday, May 11, 2021

news from the world of science

Using mushrooms to make everything from fake bacon to packing material:

Using kites to generate power:

Like most sane people, I'm not actually against green solutions.  Just show me how they can be economically viable, and I'm in.  I'm very easy to please.  If, however, your model is a money pit, then forget it.  I don't care how nifty it looks:  it's only going to increase human misery, not alleviate it.  Look at high-speed rail:

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