A new way to remove ice buildup without power or chemicals

Researchers have found a way to prevent icing of powerlines, airplanes, wind turbines, and other surfaces with a special coating and the power of sunlight — no heating or harsh chemicals needed.

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The science behind blowing bubbles

What exactly happens when you blow on a soap film to make a bubble? Behind this simple question about a favorite childhood activity is some real science, researchers have found.

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Sreenivasulu’s Architectural Wonders from Reused Plastic Pen Refills

Sreenivasulu’s Architectural Wonders from Reused Plastic Pen Refills

A few months ago, Sreenivasulu.M.R, a software professional in Bangalore, India,  emailed me out of the blue to let me know about his project building intricate miniatures of world-renowned architecture out of used plastic pen refills.  These days, a lot of my emails go unanswered and even unread because my time is consumed with caring for my dad.  But for some reason, this one intrigued me enough to click the links in it.  And wow, was I glad I did!  Sreenivasulu’s pieces are amazing.  And he’s using them to educate students about plastic reduction and recycling.

You can view more of Sreenivasulu’s creations here and here, and through his Facebook pages here and here.

Chatting with a Plastic Activist/Artist

I wanted to know more about this young software professional turned artist, so I suggested we use Google Hangouts to chat online.  He was just as charming in person as his works of art.

Sreenivasulu said that he had originally… Read the rest

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