Posts Tagged ‘bacteria’

german sewage plant speeds up waste breakdown with mozart’s music

german sewage plant speeds up waste breakdown with mozart’s music

A German waste treatment facility found a unique way to speed up the sewage process and curb energy costs – by playing Mozart to microorganisms that break down sludge, the Märkische Allgemeine newspaper reported. Located in Treuenbrietzen, southwest of Berlin, the sewage plant plays classics such as The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro […]

ryan gregory: microbes and meteors

subtle technologies presentation Life has existed on Earth for nearly 4 billion years, and currently includes an estimated 10-100 million species. The history of life has included both dramatic change (as with the “Cambrian explosion” that saw the rise of many major animal groups) and long-term stability: after billions of years, bacteria remain the most […]