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Making Car Parts Out of Plants?

Researchers at the Air Force Office of Science Research have developed a method of fiber welding that turns natural plant fibers into molded materials that could be used as components of automotive interiors. The process takes fibers from cotton, hemp, jute, sisal, or flax; puts them in a mold; adds solvents, along with some temperature and pressure inputs; and creates molded parts. No glue is involved. After the solvents are removed, the plant polymers retain their chemical composition but bonds form between molecules in the fibers. Compared to many other natural and synthetic materials, welded-fiber parts are stronger, lighter, less expensive, and environmentally friendlier.

The Air Force recently signed a Patent License Agreement (PLA) with Natural Fiber Wilding Inc. that lets the company use the newly developed process for making car parts. NFW has had success with making car parts out of natural fibrous materials such as cotton, silk, and rayon, as well as sawdust and other waste wood products.

Whole article here:
http://www.machinedesign.com/materials/making-car-parts-out-plants?NL=MACD-001&Issue=MACD-001_20170512_MACD-001_259&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_1_b&utm_rid=CPG05000002209975&utm_campaign=11043&utm_medium=email&elq2=a50497572db34ffdbdcef76fc9bb39db

Sign me up for 2018 Jeep Hemp Edition.

Story on a typical Trump Supporter: MD man pleads guilty to weapon, child porn charges after raid

A Maryland man pleaded guilty to weapons and child pornography charges Monday after a raid of his bunker last year uncovered a cache of firearms, explosives and other illicit materials.

Caleb A. Bailey, 31, of Waldorf pleaded guilty to illegal possession of unregistered machine guns, rifles, destructive devices and child pornography in federal court, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney’s office in Maryland.

Bailey ran as a delegate for Donald Trump before the Republican National Convention and was one of three top vote-getters in the race in Maryland’s 5th Congressional District, said officials with the Maryland Republican Party, when an indictment was announced in May 2016.

The case against Bailey began when a package filled with hundreds of rounds of ammunition burst at a U.S. postal facility in Capitol Heights, Md., a court affidavit states.

Rest Lynh Bui's Washington Post article at:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/md-man-pleads-guilty-to-weapon-child-porn-charges-after-bunker-raid/2017/05/15/ed776a10-39b7-11e7-a058-ddbb23c75d82_story.html?utm_term=.6aeedd4df7c9

The GOP sure can choose them, can't they?

Live in DC, MD, VA, or DE? Go eat at Chipolte tomorrow. They're donating 50% of proceeds to

Save the Bay.

Participating locations here:
https://www.chipotle.com/locations/#/?address=mid-atlantic&radius=250



"Anonymous sources" now more credible than the White House

National Security Sharer H.R. McMaster's overnight flip from denying the Washington Post story about Comrade President sharing classified data with the Russians during his job interview last week, to calling this blunder critical for national security is par for course.

It is now far easier to trust just about anyone other than the White House.

More at:
http://boingboing.net/2017/05/16/anonymous-sources-now-more.html

Original Slate article at:
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/05/why_we_should_believe_anonymous_sources_over_h_r_mcmaster.html

Fallout from today's WH/Trumpy debacle

Someone's getting fired, it's the Trumpy way.

Can you predict who gets the can?

Conan O'Brien leaks the audio of the Trump- Putin conversations



"You show up on caller id as recent purchase"

Tom Toles nailed it today on Trumpy firing Comey:

From Conan O'Brien: The Civil War, A Film by Donald Trump

Another option for cutting the cord to cable:

If you have a ROKU box, have you added Pluto.tv yet? It a free channel with 75 stations.

Among it's offerings, it has 10 news stations (including a few awful ones), MST3K, Rifftrax, The Onion, a classic movie channel, and a whole lot more. It will put another nail in cable's coffin. Check it out.

If you have a ROKU box, have you added Pluto.tv yet? It a free channel with 75 channels.

Among it's offerings, it has 10 news stations (including a few awful ones), MST3K, Rifftrax, The Onion, a classic movie channel and a whole lot more. It will put another nail in cable's coffin. Check it out.

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