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Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
12/28/2013 1:19:07 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Old but new, Mold and breathing
I like the Bio Concrete ideal I like to interject it into my basement walls. Has the Bio-Concrete been tested...sometimes mold causes breathing problems. I like the Prosolve370e we need to clear the air and the design created a beautiful facade. I wonder how it looks from the inside of the building. Bio-Char reminds me of how they disposed of trash in the country/ rural / farming areas 40 years ago...it old but new. Slim mold in funny the quickest way from point a to point b is the Slime mold route. Thanks,

richheap
richheap  
12/23/2013 5:06:09 AM
User Rank Staff
Re: Learning from nature
Slime mold has inner beauty, Hazel. It just took the googly eyes to make you notice!

Hazel
Hazel  
12/23/2013 4:32:47 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Learning from nature
Lol, I'm with you Nicole. I think googly eyes are the biggest cheat. Just stick them on whatever and that thing is instantly transformed.

sunshine
sunshine  
12/19/2013 4:50:50 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Finding the way!
Not concerts as such, pubs and clubs where dancing was allowed - I don't think any of us expected these guys to be playing half a century later! First saw Ginger Baker with the Alexis Korner Blues Incorporated ....he was a wild man then so age didn't make him any more mellow.   

Mary Jander
Mary Jander  
12/18/2013 12:37:41 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Finding the way!
Haha, @Sunshine: Great to hear from someone else who recalls Steve playing with Spencer Davies. I'm eager to hear how he was in concert then!

My point was that the slime "find their way home" to the food in the video, so it reminded me how we can't find our way home as well. A bit of a stretch, I know.

Ginger? It seems he's become the subject of a documentary about a miserable human who's also a great drummer. Reminder of the intense humor of the exploding drummers in Spinal Tap!

richheap
richheap  
12/18/2013 12:20:41 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Learning from nature
Thanks sunshine, and may I just add that I welcome the slime mold overlords who will be in charge when that exciting new future arrives.

richheap
richheap  
12/18/2013 12:19:07 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Learning from nature
Hi Amy. I'm not an expert on the medical properties of slime mold so I'll leave you with an immensely unhelpful answer: possibly. In a bid to at least be vaguely, there is this story on the use of slime mold in Alzheimer's research but it's ten years old. If you take the time to look at this any more then it'd be good to find out.

sunshine
sunshine  
12/18/2013 12:14:00 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Finding the way!
Loved the video Mary, took me back to my youth in Birmingham where Steve played with Spencer Davis Group. I'm still trying to figure out the connection...... I thought it was something to do with putting Blind Faith in technology although Ginger Baker's not playing so not so sure!

(BTW there's a great solo acoustic version on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoSn2Y-b6wI)

sunshine
sunshine  
12/18/2013 12:12:31 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Learning from nature
Fascinating article Rich, the future's going to make the present look very mundane.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
12/17/2013 5:28:49 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Learning from nature
The googley eyes on the slime really won me over. If ever you have an idea that seems like it's going to be a hard-sell, slap a pair of googley eyes somewhere on your presentation. Automatic win.

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