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  • I hope I'm dead before cockroach milk hits the market
  • "An international team of scientists has just sequenced a protein crystal located in the midgut of cockroaches. The reason?

    It's more than four times as nutritious as cow's milk and, the researchers think it could be the key to feeding our growing population in the future."
    http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-show-why-we-should-all-start...
    Scientists Think Cockroach Milk Could Be The Superfood of The Future
    An international team of scientists has just sequenced a protein crystal located in the midgut of cockroaches. The reason?
  • Solar powered BOV? These guys have made a solar powered motor home. A charge gets about a hundred miles but it's always recharging, so...
    Only 107 HP. I had a Nissan with 90 HP & it could barely make it up some interstate hills.
    If the motor home was covered qith zombies it probably wouldn't move.
    Assuming an apocalypse would cream oil production this might be a good plan.
    Unless we had a nuclear winter...

    http://www.greenmatters.com/living/2017/08/31/ZHQvPu/solar-rv
    This Solar-Powered RV Runs Without Fuel Or Charging Stations
    A German motorhome company has unveiled an RV that's built for the open road with a sleek design and head-to-toe solar panels so you never have to wo…
  • How to Build a Laser Death Ray
    probably want to hope for slow zombies...

    http://panoptesv.com/SciFi/LaserDeathRay/DeathRay.html
    How to Build a Laser Death Ray
  • This is kinda post survival, but do you guys do anything to ID yourself after you die?
    This mentally ill, maybe homeless guy was misidentified by the Orange County coroner, family buried some guy & then the guy they thought was dead called up his dad on the phone.
    oops
    http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/nation/2017/06/25/father-finds...
  • I'm reading a book about pre industrial economics in Europe.
    The author points out that cows in the 1600s were about a third of the weight of a modern cow. Their milk output was a fraction of modern milk output with a much lower butterfat content. The manure output wasn't shit either (sorry - had to).
    So, I just wanted to say that in a post apocalypse world, we probably won't get out of our bovine sisters what we are currently getting.
    • DF, you know I love, respect, and treasure you. Yet, I have to point out that your logic is faulty. If cows in the 1600s were smaller than today, than does it not make sense that future cows will exponentially be larger? Thus, cows in the apoc could possibly produce more than their current counterparts?
    • I was curious about this topic so I did a quick search. Apparently, modern cattle are injected with various growth-stimulating hormones--estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, etc--that cause rapid weight increase. "Modern Farmer" also states that in the days of yore, a cow had to be impregnated by a bull before she would be able to produce milk; since bulls can be fickle, modern cows are artificially inseminated to ensure a steady flow of milk. There has also, apparently, been selective breeding: "Scientists began reading the coding sequences in DNA and selecting the specific genes that farmers favored. Selective breeding led to cows with a particular shape of leg, a high udder, a high fertility rate and strong milk production. Today’s Holstein cow is a product of human engineering, as people have altered its genome by 22 percent over the past 40 years."
    • Humans have been selective breeding since the inception of animal husbandry. While it wouldn't surprise me that modern farmers are using the latest technology to create better herds, they only sequenced the DNA of the Hereford cow in 2009.
    • I'm coming from the prespective that we won't have the tech & food supplies current farmers have & that a regression would occur.
      Doubt we'd go back 400 years, but I don't think we would improve.

      Unless they get radio activated & become giants.
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