Welcome to meeting No. 57 of
the Rotary eClub of Latitude 38

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President's Message
Welcome to Meeting No. 57. This week's meeting material includes some material on Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland, two science pieces: one on prehistoric cavefish and the other on a scientist who makes ears out of apples.
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Enjoy the meeting and have a good week.
Yours in Rotary
Kerrie S.
This week's meeting material
  • Rotary - Great Britain and Ireland
  • Clues to prehistoric times, found in blind cavefish - Prosanta Chakrabarty explores hidden parts of the world in search of new species of cave-dwelling fish. These subterranean creatures have developed fascinating adaptations, and they provide biological insights into blindness as well as geological clues about how the continents broke apart million of years ago. Contemplate deep time in this short talk.
  • The scientist who makes ears out of apples - Andrew Pelling is a biohacker, and nature is his hardware. His favorite materials are the simplest ones (and oftentimes he finds them in the garbage). Building on the cellulose structure that gives an apple its shape, he "grows" lifelike human ears, pioneering a process that might someday be used to repair body parts safely and cheaply. And he has some even wilder ideas to share ... "What I'm really curious about is if one day it will be possible to repair, rebuild and augment our own bodies with stuff we make in the kitchen," he says.
Brian Norris
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Club Projects 
  • Support of the Rotary Foundation
This officially ends meeting No.57
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