Contest Time, Round 2
Tumblr’s newly specified policies on contests have reminded me about the contest I proposed mere weeks ago. Let me further elucidate and specify: The challenge: - design / repurpose a new application for Recycled Polystyrene Resin. The details and fine print: - please submit a visual rendering of your submission (drawing, orthographic projection, blueprint, CAD, sketch on a napkin) -...
nyleraps asked: Dear Material Girl, Uniqlo has a "heat tech" line that claims it keeps you warm by turning sweat into heat. Unfortunately when I go running, instead of becoming a giant fireball, i just get soggy and wet. How does their technology work?
Word has gotten back to me that demand is so high for “Materials Girl” mugs, a black market has developed. Get yours the honest above-board way by simply entering and winning a Materials Girl sponsored contest like this one. Since we’ve I’ve been on an Expanded Polystyrene kick lately. See exhibits 1, 2, and 3 (below). Let’s roll that directly into a CONTEST! I...
I just can’t get those tempting polymer bubbles off my mind, so it’s back to EPS we go. First let’s start with the chemistry, Polystyrene is made by the polymerization of styrene, which occurs via free radical vinyl polymerization. (If that’s not the makings of a nerd rock band name then I don’t know what is.) Polystyrene is a vinyl polymer, made from a long...
Now I’m internationally known!
Though definitively not known to rock a microphone. This month Materials Girl has been visited by someone on every continent! (except Antarctica, Penguins have never liked me) -MG-