TED Tuesdays: Damian Palin {Mining minerals from seawater}

Tuesday, October 27th
12:00pm, SSC 211
A light lunch will be served to participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

http://www.ted.com The world needs clean water, and more and more, we're pulling it from the oceans, desalinating it, and drinking it. But what to do with the salty brine left behind? In this intriguing short talk, TED Fellow Damian Palin proposes an idea: Mine it for other minerals we need, with the help of some collaborative metal-munching bacteria.