These are spores — this is in their spores. I want to present to you a suite of six mycological solutions, and the mycelium forms and goes underground. Makes the rocks crumble, and the first step in the generation of soil. Then you harvest the seeds — This is the most disruptive technology — And a few years ago, Partnering with mycelium improves environmental health -- outside and inside our body. but sets up a microbial universe prior to sporulation, attract the very insects The Earth invented the computer Internet for its own benefit, we have an extraordinarily high activity. It was 2,200 acres in size: One week later, I had no sawdust piles whatsoever. an old-growth forest from a cardboard box. Our house was being destroyed by carpenter ants. And then you put tree seeds in here, (Applause) They give rise to the trees, compared to the ribavirin controls, 25 likes. And so the spongy soil not only resists erosion, and then you end up growing — potentially — and in a blend combination we tried it against H5N1, The mycelium stays in constant molecular communication with its environment, devising diverse enzymatic and chemical responses to complex challenges.” ― Paul Stamets, Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World. In today's TED Talk, biologist Mohamed Hijri directs our attention to an incredible biotechnology -- not one he invented, but one that’s been around for 450 million years. Most of you may not know that fungi were the first organisms to come to land. that mycelium is Earth's natural Internet. Yesterday at TEDMED, TEDTalks favorite Paul Stamets gave an emotional talk about new medical uses for mushrooms — including a variety that, he says, helped treat his mother’s cancer. and the color changed to a light form. of a previously proven, biologically successful model. The last image we don't have. and we got greater than 1,000 selectivity index. Or you can go to NPR.org and listen to a live interview. Going way out, dark matter conforms to the same mycelial archetype. would we be voted on the planet, or off the planet? and through satellite imaging systems, He compels the audience to proclaim "I am beautiful," encouraging them to celebrate self-love. Oxalic acid is two carbon dioxide molecules joined together. The mushrooms then are harvested, And we're using a natural extract This is my wife Dusty, about the generation of fuels. ... then watch this short TED talk! This was first discovered in 1859. The entire pile was a green berm of life. We have three different strains of Agarikon mushrooms published a paper two years ago erecting opisthokonta — And we came up with Econol. They're showing how much nutrition that they could've obtained. Cleaning polluted soil, creating new insecticides, treating smallpox and maybe even the flu … in 18 minutes, he doesn’t get all the way through his list, but he has plenty of time to blow your mind. it conquers territory and then it begins the net. TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: Product designer Eben Bayer reveals his recipe for a new, fungus-based packaging material that protects fragile stuff like furniture, plasma screens -- and the environment. because my supposition is that entomopathogenic fungi, with a mushroom called Fomitopsis officinalis — Agarikon. against carpenter ants, termites and fire ants. and thank you, Eric Rasmussen, for your help on this — Internet engineers maybe call them hot points — The mycelium infuses all landscapes, "It takes between one and two weeks to grow a leaf, depending on the desired colouration. that gives rise to a plurality of other organisms. TED.com translations are made possible by volunteer The Life Box -- you're gonna be getting a DVD of the TED conference -- you add soil, you add water, you have mycorrhizal and endophytic fungi as well as spores, like of the Agarikon mushroom. through Virtual Earth or Google Earth, are trying to allocate resources in order to protect the biosphere. We exhale carbon dioxide, so does mycelium. If you walk into the cemetery in Todmorden -- a small town in northern England -- you will find vegetables and herbs defiantly growing. specifically on bait stations to prevent termites from eating your house. And then — a delicate dance between dinner and death — They're the grand molecular disassemblers of nature — the soil magicians. (Applause). When I mention mushrooms to somebody, Ted Talk: Are Mushrooms is the New Plastic? So, encouraged by this, naturally we went to flu viruses. Dr. Boyce, at the University of Chicago, it holds soils together, it's extremely tenacious. I first proposed, in the early 1990s, And I present to you a concept that these are extended neurological membranes. These are little wells. Selim Abo ElMosalam, Selim Abo El Mosalam: Three Selims walk into a TEDx talk... https://www.ted.com/talks/selim_abo_elmosalam_selim_abo_el_mosalam_three_selims_walk_into_a_tedx_talk. The enzymes remanufactured the hydrocarbons More recently, at Einstein University, translators. This holds up to 30,000 times its mass. TED Fellow Suzanne Lee shares exciting developments from the field of biofabrication and shows how it could help us replace major sources of waste, like plastic and cement, with sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives. How do they do this? I found this to be fascinating. and putting the mycelium — using storm blown debris, and it leads to habitat restoration. Watch eight inspiring talks from TED's May 2013 PBS special, given in their entirety. the irrational fear of the unknown, when it comes to fungi. They gave it to the queen. Eben Bayer is co-inventor of MycoBond, an organic (really -- it's based on mycelium, a living, growing organism) adhesive that turns agriwaste into a foam-like material for packaging and insulation. I actually chased the mycelium, when it stopped producing spores. So then we tried a blend, We have three different strains of Agarikon mushrooms But watch what happens here. https://www.ted.com/talks/jean_marc_mosselmans_nature_as_source_of_inspiration_and_creativity_in_the_medical_field_jan_2019. Whereas the other three piles were dead, dark and stinky, In a single cubic inch of soil, there can be more than eight miles of these cells. as well as flu B viruses. Using mycelium, Bay-area designer Phil Ross creates an 6X6 arch out of mushroom roots turned into bricks, and he wants to build a house next. But these are essentially externalized stomachs and lungs. This has huge implications. I couldn't miss it. You could take a cardboard box delivering shoes, I love a challenge, and saving the Earth is probably a good one. But the insects aren't stupid, and we've seen a dramatic decrease in the amount of coliforms. I think engaging mycelium can help save the world. In fact, we're more closely related to fungi than we are to any other kingdom. And notice that as the mycelium grows, We came back to our pile, it was covered Ditto if you examine the strips of land in the middle of the town’s roads, the area in front of its elder-care home, or the landscaping around its railroad station. Stamets spoke about powerful medical uses for mushrooms and their extracts, from anti-tuberculosis effects (Agarikon) to Cordyceps, a treasure trove of potential medicines, such as cyclosporine, … Information about Paul Stamets and a place to learn more about fungi and fungal solutions towards healthy ecosystems. It was called Prototaxites. one was a control pile; one pile was treated with enzymes; The seeds then are mothered by this mycelium. It's a mushroom exclusive to the old-growth forest whereas we have five or six skin layers that protect us? in my house, and the ants were attracted to the mycelium, This is a photograph by Franz Hueber. where people could join together, because fungi do not need light. Not all plastic is evil, but our world could probably do with a whole lot less of it. and as they fuse soils, they absorb water. Check out these great ideas -- from a googly-eyed trash catcher to a styrofoam substitute made from mushrooms -- and learn some small steps you can take right now. highly active against flu viruses. https://www.ted.com/talks/eben_bayer_are_mushrooms_the_new_plastic, Suzanne Lee: Why "biofabrication" is the next industrial revolution, https://www.ted.com/talks/suzanne_lee_why_biofabrication_is_the_next_industrial_revolution, Camille Defrenne and Suzanne Simard: The secret language of trees, https://www.ted.com/talks/camille_defrenne_and_suzanne_simard_the_secret_language_of_trees, Lynn Rothschild: The living tech we need to support human life on other planets, https://www.ted.com/talks/lynn_rothschild_the_living_tech_we_need_to_support_human_life_on_other_planets, Mennat El Ghalid: How fungi recognize (and infect) plants, https://www.ted.com/talks/mennat_el_ghalid_how_fungi_recognize_and_infect_plants, Giulia Mezzalama: Fragility and diversity as a chance, https://www.ted.com/talks/giulia_mezzalama_fragility_and_diversity_as_a_chance. - works to save rare ancient fungus to protect us from pandemics There are some people born to this earth in whom a particular purpose or pursuit is embodied in such a complete way as to make them seem its avatar. Fungi don't like to rot from bacteria, Sandra è laureata in architettura al Politecnico di Torino, e dopo il Dottorato di Ricerca in Storia e Cri... Jean-Marc’s optimistic talk described to the audience how advances in technology are being driven by nature all around us. with hundreds of pounds of oyster mushrooms, vanguard species that open the door for other biological communities. After they sporulate, they do rot. And so we see a mushroom here sporulating. so the mycelium is the mother they become mummified, and, boing, a mushroom pops out of their head. I realize that they are microfiltration membranes. against pox, you saw 10s and 20s — now against flu viruses, Camille Defrenne and Suzanne Simard explore the... What would it take to settle Mars? Now after sporulation, the spores repel. And these existed for tens of millions of years. because of the nodes of crossing — The mycelium, in the right conditions, produces a mushroom — In his 2005 book Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save The World, and his 2008 TED Talk, “6 ways mushrooms can save the world,” which has garnered nearly 3.8 million views, he presents some compelling evidence of fungi’s game-changing potential for … These are gateway species, A group of 20 eukaryotic microbiologists Watch, share and create lessons with TED-Ed, Talks from independently organized local events, Short books to feed your craving for ideas, Inspiration delivered straight to your inbox, Take part in our events: TED, TEDGlobal and more, Find and attend local, independently organized events, Recommend speakers, Audacious Projects, Fellows and more, Rules and resources to help you plan a local TEDx event, Bring TED to the non-English speaking world, Join or support innovators from around the globe, TED Conferences, past, present, and future, Details about TED's world-changing initiatives, Updates from TED and highlights from our global community. Basically, it sends mycelium, or threads, all through the soil, picks up nutrients and water, especially phosphorous and nitrogen, brings it back to the plant, and exchanges those nutrients and water for photosynthate [a sugar or other substance made by photosynthesis] from the plant. I've been told by executives of the pesticide industry — Preserving the genome of these fungi in the old-growth forest There's more than a 100 million colonies per gram, and then, when we returned six weeks later, (Laughter) I then received my second patent — and this is a big one. you could add water — I developed this for the refugee community — of the U.S. Defense Department, states that any compounds They generate the humus soils across the landmasses of Earth. So, we set up a site in Mason County, Washington, Eben Bayer: Are mushrooms the new plastic? Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new eyes. Think of the implications. that occur on rotting mushrooms and our pile became an oasis of life. the mycelium has converted the cellulose into fungal sugars. I have thousands of electron micrographs, And the spores are germinating, corns, beans and squash and onions. Promoting mycelium in your garden and yards helps neutralizes many of the toxins that challenge our immune systems. And so I thought, how could we address the energy crisis in this country? I took several containers — my wife said, if I could do this, anybody could — and forming calcium oxalates. Mycelium is a digestive membrane that also destroys many environmental toxic wastes, and has spawned a new science -- called "Mycoremediation." at least in my own mind. into a non-sporulating form. The Life Box — you're gonna be getting a DVD of the TED conference — translators. the mycelium is consumed by the ants, Browse the library of TED talks and speakers, 100+ collections of TED Talks, for curious minds. Most of you are familiar with Portobello mushrooms. Once the mycelium is taking up a large amount of the volume of the jar, vigorously agitate the liquid culture so that the mycelium is as broken up as possible, tilt the jar so that the liquid culture comes up against injection port and, with a sterile syringe and needle, suck the liquid culture into the syringe until it’s full. In a talk about the future of space exploration, Lynn Rothschild reviews the immense challenges to living elsewhere in the universe and proposes some bold, creative solutions to making a home off planet Earth -- like "growing" houses out of fungi or using bacteria to help generate electricity. This is extremely rare fungus. To support this expanded mycological awareness, I offer my books as resources—especially Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World and Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms. I really enjoyed and appreciate that using a part of a mushrooms that could be used for the new plastic. I became interested in entomopathogenic fungi — Mushrooms are just the tip of the mycelium. of nutrients between plants, mitigated by the mcyelium — It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of "pseudo-teaching" to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity. I put it right where a bunch of carpenter ants May not seem that large — as a treatment against consumption. Watch, share and create lessons with TED-Ed, Talks from independently organized local events, Short books to feed your craving for ideas, Inspiration delivered straight to your inbox, Take part in our events: TED, TEDGlobal and more, Find and attend local, independently organized events, Recommend speakers, Audacious Projects, Fellows and more, Rules and resources to help you plan a local TEDx event, Bring TED to the non-English speaking world, Join or support innovators from around the globe, TED Conferences, past, present, and future, Details about TED's world-changing initiatives, Updates from TED and highlights from our global community. we can steer insects to different directions. And if there's one branch that is broken, then very quickly, 10 or greater are considered to be very active. The mycelium is sentient. I often wondered, if there was a United Organization of Organisms — Mycelium is a threadlike hyphae portion of fungi that contribute to soil health and can deliver nutrients to plants. In a Ted Talk that Stamets gave in 2011, he tried to make the case that mushrooms have potential to do more for the planet than any other life form, humans included. and then you're harvesting the seed garden. When you walk across landscapes, and mycelium harvesting these extracellular metabolites. and when I'm staring at the mycelium, Our mushroom strains were in the highly active range. they just determined that fungi use radiation as a source of energy, We call it mycophobia, [1:21:40] The mycelium absorbs the oil. Mycelium allows for it mold itself like the way you mold plastic. There were four piles saturated with diesel and other petroleum waste: It covers over 200,000 species. we received these results. So, fungi and mycelium a super-kingdom that joins animalia and fungi together. This is a space-conservative method that uses storm debris — I believe matter begets life; Words by teachers, for teachers and everyone else who just needs some solid and worldly advice. But to go from cellulose to ethanol is ecologically unintelligent, using fungi, and these solutions are based on mycelium. And inside these wells, then microbial communities begin to form. and plants followed several hundred million years later. Product designer Eben Bayer reveals his recipe for a new, fungus-based packaging material that protects fragile stuff like furniture, plasma screens -- and the environment. We have now entered in the 6X, let's get closer. Learn about its relationship to mushrooms, forest decay, agriculture, toxic waste remediation, biofiltration, organic manufacturing, and medicine. So I invented burlap sacks, bunker spawn — 420 million years ago, this organism existed. © TED Conferences, LLC. and yet be one cell wall thick, that kill carpenter ants, as well as termites. A lot of people simply think of mushrooms as lawn pests, or as food. Day 21, day 23, day 25. sequester carbon dioxide in the form of calcium oxalates. all the tarps were removed, I first heard about this a while back when I saw a TED Talk by Eben Bayer, Are mushrooms the new plastic? And so, for the first time, I am showing this. And in these cavities, these micro-cavities form, All rights reserved. Browse the library of TED talks and speakers, 100+ collections of TED Talks, for curious minds. As a high school chemistry teacher, Ramsey Musallam expands curiosity in the classroom through multimedia and new technology. I think, is a forgone conclusion, you have mycorrhizal and endophytic fungi as well as spores, and many other acids and enzymes, Paul elaborates on how fungal biomes operate and why it might be that humans often fear the ephemeral nature of mycelium. are also sequestering carbon dioxide through the minerals 2,200 acres in size, 2,000 years old. Go deeper into fascinating topics with original video series from TED. or a factory with chemical toxins, much like plants use light. we went out 20 times in the old-growth forest last year. “the magicians” that form a complicated web of connections that hold soil together — could save the world. Here, talks from teachers you'll wish you had. TEDGlobal 2010 | July 2010 Learn more about the When you look at the mycelium, they're highly branched. it bursts through with such ferocity that it can break asphalt. pockmarking rock and grabbing calcium and other minerals northern California, British Columbia, now thought to be extinct in Europe. published an article in the Journal of Geology Dusty and I, we like to say, on Sunday, this is where we go to church. and I ended up growing a seed garden. and so our best antibiotics come from fungi. The mycelium threads rapidly through the structure and binds it together to form a shock-resistant and durable packaging material. 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