Tomato and egg waste may end up in your tires. A typical automobile tire is composed of about 30 percent carbon black, which is a filler that adds durability to the rubber.
Carbon black is petroleum-based, however, meaning that it isn't entirely eco-friendly to manufacture. That's why Ohio State University scientists led by Katrina Cornish have been experimenting with a "greener" and more readily-available alternative – namely egg shells and tomato skins. Obtained in the form of food industry waste, the shells and skins are dried and ground into a powder. When that powder is added to rubber, it reportedly makes the rubber stronger while allowing it to remain flexible (by contrast, most other strength-enhancing additives decrease the rubber's flexibility). This attribute is partially due to the fact that the porous egg shell particles have a large surface area, allowing for greater contact with the rubber, while the tomato skin particles remain highly stable at high temperatures, plus they contain tough fibers.
Microsoft co-founder's yacht tears up protected coral reef in Cayman Islands. A yacht owned by Microsoft co-founder and marine conservationist Paul Allen has ploughed into a sensitive reef in the Cayman Islands, destroying the majority of coral on the protected ecosystem.
The MV Tatoosh, a 300ft yacht owned by the billionaire Allen, ripped up 14,000 square feet of coral reef in the West Bay replenishment zone, according to local officials. Discipline and Punish, Panopticism. Visions of the Impossible: Is Materialism Becoming Controversial? Those who follow my Facebook magick blog (friend me) might be aware that a month or so back I had a series of visions indicating that there is a psychic veil of sorts beaming upside down pentagrams into the hearts and minds of humanity, keeping us “blind and in line” as to the nature of our higher functioning.
This is of course a biblical concept (our banishing from the Garden of Eden) and as one of my readers pointed out to me, something William S. Burroughs wrote about in extended detail. Meet The 'Assassination Market' Creator Who's Crowdfunding Murder With Bitcoins. Creating Change and Living off the Grid. Without Guns, How Am I Supposed To Defend Myself From My Family? As a gun owner, I feel very strongly about our constitutional right to bear arms.
There are people out there who say we need to reexamine our country’s firearm policies, and still others who believe American citizens shouldn’t be allowed to own guns at all. To these critics, I pose just one question: Without guns, how am I supposed to protect myself from my immediate family? If I lose my gun rights, I lose my right to self-defense against those who live closest to me, right here in my own home—my wife and three children. Occult Feminism and the Suppression of the Female Orgasm. You know how I know that being gay isn’t a choice?
Because it’s a choice I’ve wanted to make for years…and I can’t. The Invisible Histories, Pt. I - Devil Thou Art Ambiguous. [We tend to view History as a linear line of events, one leading inexorably to the next but History like the present, is composed of a myriad of interlocking discreet moments.
These first few entries of the Invisible Histories will examine those historical forces which have currently manifested in the form of a Catholic Pope crusading through the America’s against the Animist and Pentecostal religious faiths which have emerged here. Also cocaine, there will be lots of cocaine. No names have been changed to protect the innocent because from a historical perspective no one is innocent.] Terrorism in Boston by Fred Reed. By Fred Reed Recently by Fred Reed: Elitism, Intelligence, and Cultivation In recent years, I have seen terrorism denounced as a despicable crime.
I wonder whether it shouldn’t be accepted frankly as a form of war. While I'm Glad I Won, I Personally Believe Abraham Lincoln Deserved To Die. Tonight I had the great honor of receiving the Academy Award for Best Actor for my performance in the film Lincoln.
Cultural hubris built on borrowed thoughts. Father Benedict Groeschel, American Friar, Claims Teens Seduce Priests In Some Sex Abuse Cases. In a recent interview* with the National Catholic Register, Father Benedict Groeschel, of the conservative Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, said that teens act as seducers in some sexual abuse cases involving priests.
It's been close to a decade since an investigation into clergy sex abuse cases by The Boston Globe unearthed a shocking scandal and cover-up that rocked the foundations of the Catholic Church in the U.S. and around the world. Coed Life at Binge University. This is a glorious season on America’s gorgeous college campuses.
Happy parents dropping their children off at college in September and arriving for elaborately orchestrated visits in October can feel that their children are participating in the great American ritual of higher education. Zombie Entertainment: A Lesson in Cognitive Dissonance and the Red Pill : Fuck Everything, Nation Reports. WASHINGTON—Following the fatal shooting this morning at a Connecticut elementary school that left at least 27 dead, including 20 small children, sources across the nation shook their heads, stifled a sob in their voices, and reported fuck everything.
The Homo and the Negro.