Month: April 2014

A Sweet Energy Solution: Environmentally Friendly Battery Made Of Sugar

You’re running some errands and your cell phone battery is about to die. Every regular mobile phone user has experienced this type of situation. There are no electrical outlets for you to use to charge your phone, so what do you do? How about popping the battery out of your phone and refilling it with sugar? It sounds like a pipe dream, but a team of researchers at Virginia Tech published a paper in January showing that a sugar battery is not only possible, but can feature a higher energy density than others. This could lead to it being...

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Hemp Fiberboard Poised To Replace Plywood

Want to support legal hemp production, but not sure how? It can be as simple as choosing hemp fiberboard over plywood for your next building project. Take a few tips from the experts into consideration. Ryan Loflin, 41, is Colorado’s hemp farming pioneer. He saw the potential in hemp last year when he used his dad’s farm in southern Colorado to grow hemp after Colorado legalized the practice. “Right now we are really focusing on seed production.” he said. Other entrepreneurs have been researching the uses of processed hemp for everything from salad dressings to building materials for decades....

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Mystery of Munchies Solved!

Fire up a joint, rip a few bong hits, or take a toke from a pipe or vaporizer. There is one consequence of these actions that cannabis users can count on. The munchies. What it is that sends our taste buds into overdrive? A new study from the journal Nature Neuroscience claims that it is a heightened sense of smell that makes a person crave food after using cannabis. Science has known for decades that the human body has an endocannabinoid system. Endocannabinoids are compounds that have the same effect in the body as the cannabinoids in cannabis, like...

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Steph Sherer: Navigating Medical Marijuana in the Mainstream: Advocates Return to D.C. This Weekend

Legal access to medical cannabis has been supported by the American public for decades, and it is the law in 20 states and D.C., but this issue can be complex, and successfully navigating it requires a clear understanding of where we’ve been, what we know, and where we want to go.

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