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(Creepy Looking Alien Face Hugger) Algae Suit Generates Food to Feed Your Constant Hunger
DVICE ^ | Monday, August 12, 2013 | Colin Druce-McFadden

Posted on 08/15/2013 8:00:42 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Algae suit generates food to feed your constant hunger

Algae suit generates food to feed your constant hunger

When we think of futuristic fashion, our minds often lean toward the minimalist designs of Star Trek or Tron. But maybe what we wear in the future will have more to do with what we eat than what we want to look like.

That's the premise behind the algaculture symbiosis suit designed by Michael Burton and Michiko Nitta. The symbiosis suit is designed to make food for you as you go about your daily routine. A number of tubes, placed in front of your mouth, harness the CO2 you breathe and feed it to an ever-growing population of algae which lives in the suit. Stepping outside or sitting near a window provides the algae all the sun it requires.

Of course, the growing of algae isn't the end-game here — it's growing enough to eat three square meals a day of the stuff. The suit debuted at a recent event at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. There, an opera singer donned the algaculture symbiosis suit and serenaded the gathered crowd. The suit created new algae populations during her performance, which audience members were free to consume after the presentation.

If this all sounds fairly creepy to you, algae might already be closer to your daily food supply than you think. Sushi, ice cream and milkshakes all routinely include one form of algae or another. With algae already being tapped as a future source of renewable fuel, it's possible that we could one day begin relying on the slimy green stuff as a major food source.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Miscellaneous; Science; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: algae; alien; bonappetit; bravenewworld; creepy; facehugger; feedtheworld; goinggreen; green; greenagenda; hunger; newtechnology; parasite; recipe; scifi; slime; socialengineering; soylentgreen; vegan; vegetarian
face hugger photo:  tumblr_m5dwpyweIP1qzhnmco1_500.jpg Oh yeah ... I'm feelin' better about this already.
1 posted on 08/15/2013 8:00:42 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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face hugger photo: Face-Hugger 2012 faceHugger_01.png Algae suit is FREEDOM!
2 posted on 08/15/2013 8:01:11 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
God has provided Texas with an excess of feral pigs. I think I'll just stick with those....

/johnny

3 posted on 08/15/2013 8:06:28 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DogByte6RER

Think I'll wait until they work all the bugs out of it.

4 posted on 08/15/2013 8:11:48 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: DogByte6RER

Will it work on an extended Mars expedition for astronauts to minimize food required for the trip?


5 posted on 08/15/2013 8:17:01 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: DogByte6RER

uhm...hell no.


6 posted on 08/15/2013 8:19:46 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: DogByte6RER
!
7 posted on 08/15/2013 8:23:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: DogByte6RER

You know...if the suit needs a source of fertilizer I have a suggestion.


8 posted on 08/15/2013 8:25:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: DogByte6RER

She looks stoned or something.

Bane?


9 posted on 08/15/2013 8:31:39 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Obama: locked in a padded room with a bowling ball would lose it, break it or cut himself on it.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


10 posted on 08/15/2013 9:12:34 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
...the algaculture symbiosis suit

Also known as the ASS?
11 posted on 08/15/2013 9:23:44 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: DogByte6RER

Feed my constant hunger? For me, I find that after I eat like breakfast, or lunch or something, I’m not hungry any more. Weird, huh?


12 posted on 08/15/2013 11:17:57 PM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: DogByte6RER
With algae already being tapped as a future source of renewable fuel, it's possible that we could one day begin relying on the slimy green stuff as a major food source.

Speaking of slimy stuff that is supposed to be the food source of the future isn’t that what they brought Kudzu to this country for?

13 posted on 08/16/2013 12:39:20 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

Can you eat kudzu?


14 posted on 08/16/2013 2:33:49 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was right (again)!)
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To: eCSMaster

Maybe

I believe the idea was that cattle would eat the kudzu and we would eat the cattle but I think that the cows turned up their noses at the stuff.


15 posted on 08/16/2013 2:40:11 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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"I believe the idea was that cattle would eat the kudzu and we would eat the cattle but I think that the cows turned up their noses at the stuff."

They didn't test the idea with live cattle before importing those weeds?

16 posted on 08/16/2013 3:26:04 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was right (again)!)
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To: Pontiac

Jerusalem artichokes were similarly introduced. The cows weren’t interested. People tried to hawk them as a human food source. Not too many fans.

They have pretty yellow flowers, like sunflowers, though and have taken over as an invasive species.


17 posted on 08/16/2013 9:13:01 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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