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Revolutionary Hempcrete Passes Critical Fire Safety Test

Introduction I love the name Americhanvre. It’s a blend of “America” and the French word for hemp, “chanvre.” Fire resistance tests for hempcrete aren’t new, but this one is special. It focuses on a building style for residential codes, which is great for insurance. Fire resistance in building materials ensures safety and compliance with building …

You have never watched MacGyver and it shows.

Discover the art of creativity and invention—a journey where curiosity meets problem-solving. This exploration delves into how early experiences with MacGyver and Lego, combined with the challenges of everyday problems like a broken zipper or wet shoes, shape our inventive mindset. Learn how constraints fuel innovation and why nurturing creativity in children is crucial for fostering the next generation of inventors. Join me on a voyage through the essence of invention, from the mundane to the magnificent, and how it enriches our lives and the world around us.

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Plant Databases

Since there are more plants then I could ever imagine on the planet, these databases help to search for them! This will help to narrow down plants that can live where you live and more. Plants For A Future What an amazing database! Knowing about this database years ago for sure would have changed my …