15 June 2009

Sixteen and Super-Green

So here's some good news: Daniel Burd, a 16-year-old high schooler in Canada, figured out a way to make a plastic bag decompose in only three months. Yeah, as opposed to thousands of years. He isolated the bacteria that breaks down plastic. Burd (quite deservedly) won the top prize at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Ottawa, and snagged a $10,000 prize, a $20,000 scholarship, and a slew of other awards.

And I thought I was an overachiever in high school. Psht.


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