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

Feb 6, 2013 Full story: Mirror.co.uk 29

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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SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#1 Feb 6, 2013
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.

“water water water water water ”

Since: Oct 07

the place with Pyramid Head

#2 Feb 6, 2013
i like blue jello
PHD

Overton, TX

#3 Feb 7, 2013
It' scientific science fiction.

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Since: Jul 11

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#4 Feb 7, 2013
Converting CO-2 gases to harmless chalk, who woulda thunk it! Amazing creatures those Humble Sea Urchins when you think about it.
Jock Coostow

Medford, NY

#5 Feb 7, 2013
No.
PHD

Overton, TX

#6 Feb 8, 2013
Yes it is.

“New & Improved..”

Since: Oct 07

Formerly From Kenya

#7 Feb 8, 2013
Sure but the Ninja still uses not so humble sea urchins as a deadly weapon...they need to be banned..
PHD

Overton, TX

#8 Feb 8, 2013
You do have an interesting point.

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#9 Feb 8, 2013
I always thought sea urchins were arrogant f's until I read this article about how humble they are.

Interesting read, in all seriousness.
PHD

Overton, TX

#10 Feb 8, 2013
Yes but more scientific science fiction.

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#11 Feb 8, 2013
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.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#12 Feb 8, 2013
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]
PHD

Overton, TX

#13 Feb 8, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
PHD

Overton, TX

#14 Feb 8, 2013
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.

Since: Aug 08

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#15 Feb 8, 2013
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>Nice, but wouldn't that be another solution to the scientific science fiction posted out there?
Huh?
PHD wrote:
<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.
PHD

Overton, TX

#16 Feb 9, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Huh?
<quoted text>
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.

“New & Improved..”

Since: Oct 07

Formerly From Kenya

#17 Feb 9, 2013
If we could only get some of the arrogant street urchins to quit expelling co2 ...progress..

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Feb 9, 2013
I imagine heating our homes with sea urchins would be terribly expensive.

“Living With A Grateful Heart”

Since: Jan 13

Counting Little Blessings

#19 Feb 9, 2013
It's a prickly situation anyway you look at it...
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“A perfect world..”

Since: Nov 12

Kenya, E.Africa.

#20 Feb 9, 2013
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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