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Green Plastics: the new science of bioplastic

Green Plastics: the new science of bioplastic
Hi everyone. I guess I'll first introduce myself before I start. I'm Ferhat Avdić. I come from Bosnia and Hercegovina, a little country in South-east Europe. I'm an 18 years old student and I had the chance to participate on project olympiads so that's why I'm writing the article in first place. Now let's move on to stuff you will hopefully have use of.

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Little Windows - Brilliant Resin Project Center - ideas & tutorials Resin in Bezels We get a lot of questions about working with resin in bezels (a container or frame), so this is an extensive video that covers working in closed-back bezels, open-back bezels, and also mounting resin pieces in bezels. Lots of great info, enjoy! Click to watch this how-to video: Here are some of the projects created in this video, I only mixed 2 tablespoon-sized batches to make all of these! Permaculture Projects: Chop and Drop Mulching I almost chose not to write this quick article, but there are so many people that visit my site who are brand new to Permaculture, that I thought it would be worthwhile. Chop and Drop Mulching could be considered a basic core skill for Permaculturists. It is a little complicated, so I will do my best to explain it in a step-wise manner: Find a plant which could be mulched.Chop the plant down, or chop the leaves off the plant.Drop the plant or leaves to the ground.Walk away.

The monthly blog for Plastics Engineering magazine By Jan H. Schut When Coca Cola Co. Choose A Mandala And Discover What It Reveals About You Okay, I want you to do a little exercise with me. Close your eyes, take a deep breath 3 times. Open your eyes and look over the graphic below. Biomass Gasification and Pellet Mills STAK-10K Stratified Downdraft Gasifier Do you want to learn to create your own electricity, your own vehicle fuel, or reduce your home heating/cooling costs? What would you do if a energy crisis began today? Downdraft gasification is an alternative energy technology that converts biomass materials such as wood into energy. Biomass is mainly composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. When these elements meet in a controlled high temperature state, they combine together to become hydrogen gas, methane, and carbon monoxide.

Grow Table Salt or Sodium Chloride Crystals Table Salt Crystals (Choba Poncho) Table salt or sodium chloride crystals are among the easiest crystals to grow. The materials are easy to find and inexpensive, plus the crystals are non-toxic. BIOPLASTIC: HARDENED FOAM (Ruben) With this experiment I tried to make a hardened piece of foam using corn starch and gelatine. I put 700 ml of hot water in a bowl and added four leaves of gelatine. I also addead 4 tablespoons of cornstarch.

What kind of resin should I use? - Resin Obsession This is one of the most common questions I get asked about making things with resin. There is no ‘one size fits all’ resin, and there are MANY things to consider when choosing a resin. I will walk you through how I look at the process, whether I am doing resin for myself or helping another resin crafter make a decision. Let’s imagine you have walked into your favorite butcher shop. Keeping Cool Without Air Conditioning, Part I: The Cool Pool Staying cool without an air conditioner is possible. It is easier in hot, dry areas. A building that gets too cool in winter is a problem, but occupants can add a vest or jacket and be comfortable even with temperatures as low as 10-15°C. A building that overheats in summer is more problematic — even with minimal clothing it is hard to stay comfortable as the temperature rises above 27-30°C. Passive cooling strategies for new and existing buildings will become increasingly important as global warming causes many more heat waves and increases the need for cooling for comfort in buildings that were historically comfortable in summer, but are no longer.

Student's Corner download PDF (The characters Achilles and the Tortoise are taken from Douglas Hofstadter's Goedel, Escher, Back: an Eternal Golden Braid.) Achilles (a Greek warrior, fleetest of foot of all mortals) comes across a Tortoise in a forest. The Tortoise is smashing a plastic box with a hammer. Achilles: Good afternoon, Tortoise. Panel: World Pedophile/child sacrifice network based on Babylonian system includes 2016 Trump, Clintons, CIA, Popes, Monarchs, Churches, Governments, Courts, Banks, Masons – Law and our Endocannabinoid System are solutions to deconstruct these ancient dem Want more “Inside-Out” news? Receive next-level insight with NewsInsideOut Plus! NewsInsideOut Plus is for readers who support our journalism and want to deepen their connection with “Inside-Out” reporting. Receive exclusive streaming access to educational resources including “The Chakras and Kundalinii with Dada Vedaprajinananda” plus original titles including the mini-documentaries “Marfa Reflections,” “UFO Mountain” and “UFO Canyon” and backstage access to interviews including the two-part “UFOs and Spirituality.”

Bread Studio - Project - Shanghai EXPO INBAR The objective of the “Bamboo and Rattan Product” international competition is to explore innovative ideas and for the Bamboo and Rattan as a material in Building and Product design. It was exhibited in Madrid Pavilion in the Shanghai EXPO 2010. Our proposal is a building form created from sole expression for the elastic characteristic of the material itself. As an abundant and conventional industrial material in Chinese culture, the construction of it is relatively familiar and simple for a layman. Also the connection of the Bamboo is by cable which implies it can be easily dissembled and assembled.

Platonic Solids Construction Tips It is best to print these model templates on cardboard or thick paper (160-210 gsm), but they can also be printed on normal paper, they just may be a bit "floppy". If you print on normal paper you could then glue them onto a sheet of cardboard, or just use the paper template as a guide for cutting the cardboard. After cutting out the shapes you need to fold neatly along the dashed lines. To make folding easier and the final product more professional-looking, you can score along the lines before folding. This means to carefully scratch along the line with a knife, nail or similar object (use a ruler to keep the line straight), just don't cut through! Rubber bands (not too tight!)

September 2012 Photo: Sticky white rice growing in a streamside taro patch on Oahu, photo courtesy Hunter Heaivilin. After years working overseas in the Solomon Islands, Fiji, and now Vanuatu, ADRA Country Director David Cram refers to white rice as 'the scourge of the Pacific', and for good reason. Polynesian cultures brought many of their sustenance plants with them as they migrated - the so-called canoe plants - and their cultivation practices both evolved with and shaped their lands. Photo: Taro under wet cultivation at Reppu's Farm in Waiahole Valley, Oahu (Hawaii) [photo credit: Pete Hodgson]. Taro, yams, and sweet potatoes were the staple crops of these peoples, supplemented by animal proteins from fish, fowl & pigs. White rice, although popular with modern polynesian cultures, was never a part of the traditional polynesian diet.