Bonded Logic Insulation Made from Recycled Jeans

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recycled jeans

What do you do with your old jeans when you’re done with them? If you’re one American manufacturing company (Bonded Logic), you make household insulation out of them.

Ok, the company actually takes post-industrial denim and cotton fibers (basically, the stuff that never became jeans) rather than the jeans that you’re tired of, and uses that as the major component (85%) to create LEED-applicable commercial and residential insulation.

Because of this feedstock and the process used to create the insulation, the insulation created by Bonded Logic doesn’t contain any chemical irritants or carcinogens. You can buy it at Home Depot, and get your kids to help you install it at home.

Popcorn Made in China

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popcorn made in china

popcorn

china popcorn

popcorn

The Model, Age and Photoshop

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At 10 years: Youth is the capital intact cells at the height of their effectiveness, the skin fresh and soft. As a promise of beauty integrale, preserving all his adult life …

teen age

 At 20 years: Not to cigarettes, yes to antioxidants.

antioxydants

At 30 years: Not to Botox, Dare to Care Pro-collagen.

top model

At 40 years: Not at Peeling, yes to the protection of stem cells.

a 40 ans

At 50 years: Not silicone yes to care repulpent strokes.

50 age

At 60 years: No to lifting, yes to redensifient cream skin.

photoshop

Tagish Lake Meteorite

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What is the Tagish Lake meteorite?

The ‘Tagish Lake’ meteorite fell on January 18, 2000 at approximately 8:43 a.m. PST. Its exceptionally long and bright fireball was seen throughout the Yukon, Northern British Columbia, parts of Alaska, and the Northwest Territories. A week later, on January 25, a resident of Atlin B.C., found meteorite fragments on the snow-covered ice of Tagish Lake and over the next two days collected several dozen more fragments. On the advice of the Geological Survey of Canada, the meteorite fragments were collected using gloves and the fragments were kept frozen at all times.

What is a meteorite?

Meteorites are rocks from outer space that have fallen to earth. Although meteorite falls occur every day around the world, the recovery of fragments is rare, since the falls are usually unwitnessed and/or the fragments land in remote, uninhabited areas or in bodies of water.

The Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) maintains the National Meteorite Collection of about 2,700 samples of 1,100 meteorites, identifies meteorites and supports research on them. It also offers to pay the owner a minimum of $500 for the first specimen of any new Canadian meteorite.

Why is studying meteorites important?

Meteorites are an invaluable source of information about outer space, and they have been used by scientists to learn about the universe since long before space travel was possible. Because most meteorites date from the origin of the Earth, 4.6 billion years ago, they provide clues about the nature and origin of our solar system and the interior of planets. Some are believed to be samples of the Moon and Mars or pieces of comets, but most are probably fragments of asteroids.

What is unique about the Tagish Lake meteorite?

Based on preliminary analyses of a few grams of the total find, the Tagish Lake meteorite may be the most primitive solar system material ever studied by science. It belongs to a rare and particularly fragile class of meteorites known as carbonaceous chondrites. It appears to have originated in the asteroid belt.

Why is the Tagish Lake meteorite so valuable?

The Tagish Lake meteorite is quite possibly the most significant meteorite fall in Canadian history. Primitive organic molecules have been found in the Tagish Lake meteorite, identifiable in part because it has not been contaminated by handling. In addition, because it has been kept frozen it could be the first meteorite in which extraterrestrial ice has been preserved.

This meteorite represents an unprecedented opportunity for Canada to enhance and develop Canadian expertise in the handling and analysis of extraterrestrial material, and for Canadian scientists to make an impact on the international planetary science scene. A consortium of researchers from among Canadian institutions in Government, University and Industry is required to maximize the scientific return from its study. Institutions outside Canada have already signalled their interest in working on these samples; international collaborations would benefit Canadian institutions and increase Canadian capacity and expertise in this area.

Tame Cube Concept

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tame cube

If you are a cellphone addict that receives numerous calls, texts, ims, facebook messages and the like, you may find something useful in the idea behind this Tame Cube concept. Each side of the cube can be customized with a status message of your choosing and can be synced to your devices and applications. For example, if you are driving and don’t want to be distracted, simply turn the cube over to the appropriate message and anyone that tries to contact you will be notified of your situation.

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