L’Oreal to begin 3D-printing human skin

May 24, 2015 by  
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Cosmetics company L’Oreal has teamed up with Organovo , a bioengineering startup, to 3D-print human skin—a move that may at first sound unsettling, but actually comes as no big surprise. The French beauty firm has been growing skin since the 1980s to use in animal-free cosmetics testing . With the advent of 3D-printing technology, however, L’Oreal can speed up the process—current skin culture technology can take up to a week to complete—and make it more affordable. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D print human skin , 3D printing skin , L’Oreal 3d print skin , loreal , organovo

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Saving a Solar Archive

October 5, 2013 by  
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Six decades of collected research and information about solar energy was nearly lost last month when torrential rains flooded parts of Boulder CO. The American Solar Energy Society , a non-profit organization supporting solar energy research and implementation is based on Boulder. The archives are now sitting in the organization’s executive director’s garage, but the organization has bigger plans in store. The ASES is running a Kickstarter to raise funds to digitize 60 years of archives . The fundraiser seeks to raise a relatively modest $118,977 to not just scan the documents, but also to OCR the information and make it more readily useful. “After a page is scanned from a paper format, whether it’s a book, magazine, research paper, or pdf, it will be converted to plain text via OCR. The images and diagrams will also become separate entities with their own tagging and categorization methodology that allows searching to be optimized as well as displayed in different contextual formats.” ASES plans to make all of this information freely available. “Similar to the way that the open source code community shares information, where code is open for others to see and build or improve upon, within open systems, creativity and innovation are able to grow exponentially. We want the same thing to happen with solar and renewable technologies.”

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Clever Bike Repair Station at the University of Virginia

October 3, 2011 by  
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Awesome: Tune Up Before Going to Class I stumbled on this image randomly, so I don’t have too much information about it except for what I can see. Based on the stickers, it’s a bike maintenance/repair station at the University of Virginia , and the station was put there by the sustainability program of the university (any reader going to the UV can confirm?). It’s an elegant design: Everything you need is easily accessible, including an air pump and all kinds of tools, and the anti-theft metal wires probably make it more trouble than its wo… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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In 2011 the Arctic’s Ozone Layer Hole Grew to an Unprecedented Size

October 3, 2011 by  
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Left : Ozone in Earth’s stratosphere at an altitude of approximately 12 miles (20 kilometers) in mid-March 2011, near the peak of the 2011 Arctic ozone loss. Right : chlorine monoxide – the primary agent of chemical ozone destruction in the cold polar lower stratosphere – for the same day and altitude. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech, Public domain Bigger Arctic Ozone Hole on Record Antarctica has always had bigger ozone hole problems than the Arctic, but this year the ozone hole over the North Pole grew to the biggest size that scientists have ever recor… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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What can I reuse or recycle to make a clothes airer?

October 12, 2010 by  
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A couple of weeks ago on on The Really Good Life, I post my top 5 clothes line drying tips . One of my tips is to use a clothes peg airer thing if possible – one of these things – it stops the little items taking up space on your main line and is easy to take inside if it starts raining.

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“Green” Yearbooks? We’re Getting There!

December 23, 2009 by  
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In my daughter’s backpack this morning, I discovered a note about school pictures, soon to be delivered.

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