One way to avoid getting sick while traveling is toonly eat fruit that you peel yourself, since plants can filter out bacteria and prevent it from traveling throughout their tissues. Well, why not apply this principle to filtering water directly? A team of scientists have done just that, testing how well pine wood filtered water with its xylem, the tube-like tissue that transports water from plant roots to leaves. The results,published last week in the journalPLOS ONE, were very promising. "Filtration using three different xylem filters showed nearly complete rejection of the bacteria," catching at least 99.9% of them, the authors wrote. The xylem filters used in the study appeared to catch nearly all particles larger than 100 nanometers in diameter, meaning they would exclude protozoa (likeGiardia) as well. Smaller viruses would be expected to pass through, but research suggests that other types of wood with smaller pores could possibly be used to filter out these pathogens as well; pine was used in this experiment since a larger percentage of its cross-section is made up of xylem, making it a more feasible choice for a prototype. To make a filter, all you need to do is peel the bark off a pine twig and stick it into a tube, sealing holes between twig and tube with epoxy. Then the pressure must be optimized, which is a little bit trickier. But once that's worked out, each twig-filter processed 4 liters of water per day, enough for one person. The particles are filtered out in the wood's pits, the sieve-like holes between adjacent tube-like conduits of xylem. The pits' nanoscale pores "perform the critical function of preventing bubbles from crossing over from one conduit to another," allowing water to flow from the ground to the leaves in live plants, but also filtering out bacteria for us humans. Fresh wood appears to filter material much better than dead wood.
"The simple construction of xylem filters, combined with their fabrication from an inexpensive, biodegradable, and disposable material suggests that further research and development of xylem filters could potentially lead to their widespread use and greatly reduce the incidence of waterborne infectious disease in the world," the authors concluded.
The Israeli NWO tips their hand.-- Masonic Order Designs Symbology in IsraeliSupremeCourtBuildingThis report will shock and upset some. Now is the time to write it--Knowing it could be misunderstood as anti-Semitic. God forbid that I a Jew should ever say or do anything that would be remotely considered as such, but I must admit this report does not come easy for me. The fact still remains that an evil force has been put into place in Jerusalem and has spread throughout Israel, in preparations for the end time and the seat of the anti-Christ. For if we are to believe that the anti-Christ is to have his seat on the TempleMount, then we must come to grips with some truths not being preached today. One such truth is the foundation for such a move by the Devil must be already underway even as we speak, Or we simply are not in "end days" of an epoch. This report will prove that such a move is underway and has been for quite some timeIn this report are many …
Petroleum - organic or non-organic?This subject is seldom or never in the news. I have compiled a few articles for your viewing.
Credit goes to these people who have bravely withstood opposition and ridicule to bring us the truths outlined in their articles, reports, etc.
Stalin And Abiotic Oil (Or How Ruppert's 'Peak Oil' Pile is Gaining Tonnage) By Dave McGowan http://educate-yourself.org/cn/davemcgowanstalinandabioticoil05mar05.shtml March 5, 2005 Original Title Stalin And Abiotic Oil This story really begins in 1946, just after the close of World War II, which had illustrated quite effectively that oil was integral to waging modern, mechanized warfare. Stalin, recognizing the importance of oil, and recognizing also that the Soviet Union would have to be self sufficient, launched a massive scientific undertaking that has been compared, in its scale, to the Manhattan Project. The goal of the Soviet project was to study every aspect of petroleum, including how it is created, h…
30 Reasons to Never Put Another M&M in Your Mouth Ever Again
POSTED ON DECEMBER 25, 2015 BY LINDSAY SIBSON By Lindsay Sibson You versus a bowl ofM&M’s. If I had to place a bet on who would win that battle, I’d 99.99% go with the M&M’s.