Materials

Why you should Recycle Printer Cartridges

What do you usually do with the used up printer ink cartridges? Well, 8 out of every 10 people throw the used cartridges in the dustbin. You do that too, don’t you? You shouldn’t. Read ahead to find out why: Printer cartridges are made of a complex combination of plastics, metals, foams and chemicals that can probably take up to ...

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Bionic Building Materials Allow Buildings To Open And Close

Flectofin

When it comes to futuristic technology buildings are one of the most impressive mediums of displaying this type of technology. Today we're checking out a new bionic material that allows buildings to open and close like flowers that bloom. Flectofin is a material based upon the Bird of Paradise flower. The material has been around for approximately a year and just received the first ever Gips-Schüle Research Prize.

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Astronomers Discover a Diamond as Big as a Planet

Twenty quadrillion miles away, scientists have discovered a diamond orbiting a star that's only fifteen miles across, but more massive than our sun. This star is spinning over 100 times per second, and the gigantic diamond orbiting around it is around the size of the planet Jupiter.

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