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He Designed a Mountain Bike To Give Freedom and Fresh Air Back to People With Disabilities, Like Himself

When a snowboarding accident resulting in a spinal injury sidelined him from his beloved outdoor pursuits, Christian Bagg was determined to climb back up the mountain. “I just wanted to go outside with my friends and not have them worry or wait for me,” Bagg says. “I just wanted to have fun with them, I […]

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The Folly Of Toronto’s Green Economics

Among the many items that stimulate curiosity about how public officials think, there was a small story out of Toronto concerning the city’s plans for a post-COVID green economy. It is a story that is also pertinent to the federal…

These Scientists Are Fighting Ocean Plastic With Biodegradable Flip Flops Made From Algae

A lot of entrepreneurial energy has been thrown into using algae as a replacement for petroleum-based plastics in the creation of consumer goods, and now some California researchers have applied this technology to one of the ocean’s greatest polluting burdens—flip flops. The world’s most popular shoe, the flip flop accounts for a huge amount of […]

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Chemists make tough plastics recyclable

Chemists have developed a way to modify thermoset plastics with a chemical linker that makes it much easier to recycle them, but still allows them to retain their mechanical strength.

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Unique Ways to Reuse Your Trash and Old Items

Did you know that per EPA reports, Americans throw away 267.8 million tons of waste each day? It breaks down to just over 4.5 pounds per person each day. Of that waste, about 10% is composted, some is burned for energy, and the rest sits in the landfill where it slowly breaks down. Reusing trash […]

Agricultural fires in central Africa light up in Suomi NPP satellite image

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Fires have spread across the majority of the landscape in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in this NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite image using the VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instrument from June 25, 2020.

Germany To Convert Coal Plant Into Tree-Burning Monstrosity

By Die kalte Sonne (Translated/edited by P. Gosselin) On May 2, 2020, we reported on the movie Burned. In the USA, the focus is on biomass. However, they do not ferment fast-growing plants into gas as is the case in…

A strange and tiny seahorse has been discovered in South Africa

A tiny species of seahorse never seen in African waters before has been discovered in South Africa’s Sodwana Bay. In fact, the pygmy seahorses found among the coral are the first ever known in the Indian Ocean, according to research…

Gas storage method could help next-generation clean energy vehicles

(Northwestern University) A Northwestern University research team has designed and synthesized new materials with ultrahigh porosity and surface area for the storage of hydrogen and methane for fuel cell-powered vehicles. The materials, a type of a metal-organic framework (MOF), can store significantly more hydrogen and methane than conventional adsorbent materials at much safer pressures and at much lower costs. A one-gram sample of the material (with a volume of six M&Ms) has a surface area that would cover 1.3 football fields.