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Adam makes busses sparkle and shine

Last night Biana and I headed New Jersey to volunteer some of our sweat and time on the BioBus. We polished metal and cleaned and dusted.

Before it was a mobile classroom, the bus was part of San Francisco's mass transit fleet. The bus runs on vegetable oil and uses a wood burning stove to keep its inhabitants warm. It has fancy microscopes, a fridge to store amoebas and stuff, solar panels, GPS tracking, and a wind-turbine.

On Friday, the bus beings a semester of touring around. It will give kids in schools all over the country an opportunity to interact with their environments in a new way -- through the lens of a microscope.

10/02/2008 10:29 am