Could the humble sea urchin be a key weapon in the fight against global warming?

Feb 6, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Mirror.co.uk

A chance find by Newcastle University physicist Dr Lidija Siller as she studied the sea creature is being hailed as a potential answer to one of the most important environmental issues of modern times.

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Starting with humble sea urchin, they learned a new way to convert waste carbon dioxide gas to a stable useful solid. There's more detail in this article.

Wishing well to the inventors.

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i like blue jello
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It' scientific science fiction.

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Converting CO-2 gases to harmless chalk, who woulda thunk it! Amazing creatures those Humble Sea Urchins when you think about it.
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No.
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Yes it is.

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Sure but the Ninja still uses not so humble sea urchins as a deadly weapon...they need to be banned..
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You do have an interesting point.

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I always thought sea urchins were arrogant f's until I read this article about how humble they are.

Interesting read, in all seriousness.
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Yes but more scientific science fiction.

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PHD wrote:
Yes but more scientific science fiction.
Arthur C. Clarke's Rule No. 1-When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.

Arthur C. Clarke's Rule No. 2-The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
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Clarke's Three Laws are three "laws" of prediction formulated by the British writer Arthur C. Clarke. They are:
1.When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
2.The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
3.Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
[from Wikipedia]
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Sublime1 wrote:
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Arthur C. Clarke's Rule No. 1-When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
Arthur C. Clarke's Rule No. 2-The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Nice, but wouldn't that be another solution to the scientific science fiction posted out there? The tax hoax scare tactic must come to an end. Cut off the tax support and the real scientist will come out.
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SpaceBlues wrote:
Clarke's Three Laws are three "laws" of prediction formulated by the British writer Arthur C. Clarke. They are:
1.When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
2.The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
3.Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
[from Wikipedia]
Thanks for you support of another explanation of scientific science fiction.

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<quoted text>Nice, but wouldn't that be another solution to the scientific science fiction posted out there?
Huh?
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<quoted text>The tax hoax scare tactic must come to an end. Cut off the tax support and the real scientist will come out.
What tax hoax scare tactic? This article is about the humble sea urchin and how to prevent carbon from being released into our atmosphere.
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What tax hoax scare tactic? This article is about the humble sea urchin and how to prevent carbon from being released into our atmosphere.
"being hailed as a potential"

Take the scientific science fiction out of the equation then it becomes real. Until then it's another scare tactic to extract more dollars from the real tax payers.

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If we could only get some of the arrogant street urchins to quit expelling co2 ...progress..

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I imagine heating our homes with sea urchins would be terribly expensive.

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It's a prickly situation anyway you look at it...
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That's dumb right there!

Make China and the US quit releasing toxic factory waste products and fumes and BINGO!

NO GLOBAL WARMING!

China and America are to blame for all the environmental mess we have today in our world :(

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