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Originally posted by forsakenwayfarer
im going to regretfully call BS on this one until i see a link.
Originally posted by intrepid
My question is, did this fungus exist before and we're just becoming aware of it or did it evolve from another fungi? Yet again, by creating a new product, did we create an enviroment for a NEW fungus?
Originally posted by FredT
Could be a the doings of the RIAA to force us to buy more CD's
Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid
i thought i remembered something about this in the space stations... it not the bacteria or fungus that destroys the metal or plastic, but its a product of their metabolism. skin cells and other microscopic human parts go to these surfaces, get eaten by the bacteria or fungus, that creates organic acids, which then corrode whatever surface they were on.
A geologist at the Museum of Natural History in Madrid discovered the fungus, which belongs to the common Geotrichum family, on CDs brought back from the central American state of Belize.
Even though this fungus widespread it could only develop on a CD in high humidity and high temperature, which is not the case most of the time
The fungus had attacked the outer edge of the disc, consuming plastic and even aluminium. It rendered the CD unplayable.
Originally posted by greenkoolaid
I would have to say this sounds like BS. It would be one thing if a fungus could be created to eat either the plastic or the metal, but not likely both.
Originally posted by badkitty
So what about the idea that this can be a great weapon against highly developed countries?