Wednesday, May 2, 2007

post 8: "all your oil are belong to bugs"

What if a team of researchers developed a strain of bacteria that could survive underground and feed on petroleum, thus rendering it useless as a fuel source? What if, in the interests of neutralizing part or all of the world’s petroleum supply, someone introduced this new bacterium into the vast underground deposits of petroleum in the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and other oil-rich regions of the world?

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