Imagine, putting on a glove and you can play the piano. Colorado State University students John Been, Hannah Hudson, Casey O'Farrell and Ryan Slinger created such a glove that detects the bend of a finger and plays a corresponding piano note. A button on the glove shifts between five high and low keys. As Ingrid Bergman might have said in Casablanca, "Play it, Sam. Play 'The Gadget Freak Boogie.'"
Although plastics make up only about 11% of all US municipal solid waste, many are actually more energy-dense than coal. Converting these non-recycled plastics into energy with existing technologies could reduce US coal consumption, as well as boost domestic energy reserves, says a new study.
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