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… spend a lot of time and had to overcome many difficulties to make the bicycle. The most difficult work he had to do was to find the right material for the bicycle and design bodywork. “I could only create perfect bodywork after three times,” he said. Why bamboo, and not another type of material? According to Tri, bamboo has an isotropic fiber structure and therefore, has high bearing capacity. Bamboo can be treated in different ways to improve the rigidity and resistance to termites: it can …

MSU organic farming study finds diverse benefits using sheep : Ag Weekly

… research, education and extension project, which is showing several environmental and economic benefits for an integrated cropping and livestock system, according to Perry Miller, MSU professor of land resources and environmental sciences who is part of the research team. Miller said that in a typical organic farming system, tillage is used to terminate cover crops and to get rid of unwanted weeds. However, frequent mechanical tilling can disrupt soil structure and reduce organic matter, …

Oxygen absorbing material may allow us to breathe underwater

… chemisorptive process,” said Professor Christine McKenzie from the University of Southern Denmark. “The material is both a sensor, and a container for oxygen – we can use it to bind, store, and transport oxygen – like a solid artificial hemoglobin.” Varying the constituent structure of the material can also bind and release oxygen at different rates. This means it could be used to regulate oxygen supply in fuel cells or create devices like face masks that use layers of the …