Modumetal’s revolutionary technology grows super-tough metal like a tree

August 31, 2015 by  
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The processes used to extract and utilize metals are typically highly energy intensive, with ores extracted from mines using smelting, or with recycled scraped melted down to be recast. But one Seattle startup called  Modumetal  has developed an ingenious technique for creating metals that is not only energy-efficient, but by using a process of nanolamination, creates a material that grows in a manner akin to the way rings are formed on trees. And if that wasn’t enough, it is significantly more durable than conventional metals. The revolutionary technique could, as Katie Fehrenbacher points out at Fortune , do for metals what 3D-printing is doing for plastics. Read the rest of Modumetal’s revolutionary technology grows super-tough metal like a tree

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Canada’s Ethical Oil Tar Sands Campaign Really Says ‘Stay Addicted To Oil’

July 29, 2011 by  
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image: EthicalOil.org I’ll be blunt: The pathetic attempt by the Canadian government to rebrand the highly polluting, highly environmental destructive, highly energy and carbon intensive tar sands industry as ‘ ethical oil ‘ rears its ugly head again via CBC News . Comparing the environmental nightmare of tar sands production to the human rights horror of the treatment of women in Saudi Arabia… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Canada’s Ethical Oil Tar Sands Campaign Really Says ‘Stay Addicted To Oil’

Short Film Shows the Joys of Newly Legalized Beekeeping in NYC (Video)

July 29, 2011 by  
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Image via screengrab. Since New York legalized beekeeping within city limits last year, the practice has become more and more popular. On a quest to explore the growing beekeeping movement in New York, filmmakers Adrian Bautista, Martha Glenn and Brooke Tascona made a documentary, simply titled “Urban Beekeeping: NYC.” It’s a short, simple film that perfectly captures what makes beekeeping so fascinating and satisfying. Watch the video after the jump: … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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