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Scientists devise way for astronauts to eat their own poop
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Human waste may one day be a valuable resource for astronauts on deep-space missions. Now, a Penn State research team has shown that it is possible to rapidly break down solid and liquid waste to grow food with a series of microbial reactors, while simultaneously minimizing pathogen growth.

"We envisioned and tested the concept of simultaneously treating astronauts' waste with microbes while producing a biomass that is edible either directly or indirectly depending on safety concerns," said Christopher House, professor of geosciences, Penn State. "It's a little strange, but the concept would be a little bit like Marmite or Vegemite where you're eating a smear of 'microbial goo.'"




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Dr RC
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Second harvest baby!


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That just killed my childhood dream of being an astronaut.


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Tiger Nation 84
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frick that, if I can’t get space ice cream bars then i don’t want shit


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DeafJam73
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I feel bad for the pioneers of our first deep space voyage. Their last meal will be their own shite.


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No man left behind................starving


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MoarKilometers
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Scientists devise way for anybody to eat their own poop

The future is now.


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TheHarahanian
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Alternate headline:

“Nerds gain revenge by tricking jocks into publicly eating their own shit”


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gthog61
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You know if they ever get to mars they will transmit back and they will be smiling real big...


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MikeyFL
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I don't know how astronauts feel, but this could improve British cuisine overnight.


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GetBackToWork
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60 years ago children were inspired by space, and enjoyed the novelty of dehydrated ice cream and drank Tang for breakfast. Now they can eat shite. Yeah that's really going to inspire the next generation.


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Instead of feeding astronauts, why not end world hunger?

Bono would be so happy.


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cubsfan5150
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Is it expensive? Can we apply it to welfare?


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SamuelClemens
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Fecal freaks will be lining up for deep space exploration (pun intended).


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