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Month: May 2020

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One of the best things to do while staying at home is to clean and organize your things. If you happen to see your old smartphones lying around, don’t throw them out. Electronic waste or e-waste is a growing global concern. The US has joined forces with international agencies to address this problem. Throwing your old phone away will only contribute to the issue.

Besides, there are unique and creative ways to upcycle old devices. From vehicle locators to mobile wallets, here are some odd ideas on how to bring your smartphones back to life.

Driving Aid

Instead of using your new smartphone as a driving aid or navigator, why not turn your old phone into a dedicated driving aid. All you have to do is to install a map app like Google Maps on your old but still working device, and it’s ready to use. The good thing …

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Convincing auto makers to use more composites in mainstream vehicle production hasn’t been easy. For years, they simply could not justify the cost of paying for carbon fiber parts made of virgin material. The situation improved when recycled products began making their way to market. Now auto makers have yet another option in honeycomb sandwich panels.

The honeycomb structure has been the subject of plenty of study over hundreds of years. We humans are fascinated by what honeybees can do in terms of architecture and design. Our honeycomb structures are among some of the strongest in the world.

Engineers can use the same principles observed in the average beehive to create honeycomb sandwich panels for a variety of applications. And no, this is nothing new. Honeycomb sandwich panels have been around for years. They are just making their way to the composites sector for automotive applications.

Strong and Lightweight

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