Not a typo on my part, I assure you. This story is not about the musical Fab4, but about an actual insect whose scales may give humankind a way to create products in a super shade of white using far less material than we have to now. This could lead to better computer and TV displays, which are improved by white-light reflectors that use the beetle’s garden-grown technology.
Read the findings of the scientists from Cambridge University in England:
Here’s some more detailed info on the actual insect: Cyphochilus
He’s kind of cute if you squinch your eyes partly closed and don’t think about him crawling on you… And here’s a transcript of the radio story that drew my attention to this little critter: AN INSECT WITH A SUPER-WHITE SHADE
Smash Cup is a recently announced product invented by a regular guy, like you and I, who was looking for a way to help the planet while continuing to enjoy his cup of coffee in the morning.
This is a product whose time has come! Why didn’t I think of that?
What ideas are you harboring that would help the planet?
Ethical fabrics are textiles that are manufactured with sustainable production, respect for the environment and elimination of animal cruelty.
Ethical fabric isn’t restricted to hemp and bamboo. An innovative range of sportswear is now being made out of old coffee grinds.
S.Café® is breaking ground in the most unusual way – making fabric out of coffee grounds! The process is very similar to that used to turn bamboo into a viscose-like material. The resultant fabric is soft, light, flexible and breathable and can also be used to produce an outer shell that is water resistant. It’s impregnated with ‘activated’ carbon, derived from coconut, which makes it UV-resistant, wicks water away, keeps the wearer cool and binds to sweat to eliminate unpleasant odors.
So, how would you like your S.Café® pants, with cream and sugar?