Friday, July 30, 2010
You can select from over 240 different tools, such as: paintbrushes, knives, back scratcher, corkscrew, comb, and much more.
Birds on the Wires from Jarbas Agnelli
Jarbas Agnelli saw a picture of birds on the electric wires. He cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes (no Photoshop edit). He says that he knew it wasn't the most original idea in the universe but was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Deinked Market Pulp (DMP) – Pulp made from recovered paper by mills that receive high-grade deinking papers (defined below) and remove the ink and contaminants. DMP is produced in sheets as wet-lap pulp (about 50% moisture) or air-dried form and is sold to paper producers who blend it with virgin pulp for use on existing paper machines.
Deinking – The separation and removal prior to paper formation of ink and other contaminants from wastepaper slurry by screening, washing, flotation, chemical treatment and bleaching.Fiber Furnish – Recovered paper used to make paper or board with recycled content.
Flotation Deinking – In a paper recycling system, removal of ink by a process of adding surfactants to the pulp and pumping bubbles of air through the mixture. The hydrophobic ink particles attach to the air bubbles, float to the surface of the pulp and are skimmed off.
Mill Broke – Any paper or paperboard scrap generated in a mill prior to completion of the manufacturing process which is unsuitable for subsequent applications but can be re-used in the paper manufacturing process.
Many of these definitions come from a glossary developed by the Environmental Defense Fund, which also has a free Paper Calculator to help you estimate the environmental impact of your paper choices. You can find that calculator and the full glossary of terms here.
Remember the college days of rolling out of bed looking a hot mess and sprinting across campus to make the 7:00 am class that seemed like a good idea during registration? Well, now imagine cruising to the lecture hall in style and not risking mad dash damage to your Birkenstocks with a little help from a motorized couch.
A couple of Brigham Young University students got their handyman on and created a cushy couch that rolled through campus thanks to two twelve volt car batteries and a refashioned wheelchair. Unfortunately, BYU officials couldn’t embrace the awesomeness that is tacky furniture on wheels and banned the vehicle from school grounds. Party poopers.