Wood Nanocrystals Are Like Carbon FIber Only Lighter, Stronger, And Cheaper

The US Forest Products Laboratory, taking a break from their lucrative pinecone-powered robotics projects, have opened a new $1.7 million pilot plant around Madison, WI to develop new nanocellulose materials. The new wood-based materials can be stronger and lighter than both Kevlar and carbon fiber, at about ten… »9/04/12 3:00pm9/04/12 3:00pm

Wood Paneling, Schwood Paneling: How About An Opel Made Entirely Of Tree?

I hold a special area of my heart for wood paneling. Every since I was kid riding around in the wood-paneled station wagon, I always enjoyed this look. One particular individual has taken wood paneling to a completely new level by replacing the entire body of an Opel with wood panels. My natural instinct is to suggest… »3/27/08 3:45pm3/27/08 3:45pm