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Playing With The Moon
by orioto | Print also available







Teen creates bio-plastic from banana peels

Sixteen-year-old Elif Bilgin of Turkey has developed a way to replace traditional petroleum-based plastic with banana peels.
The Turkish teen took home a US$50,000 prize for her project “Go Bananas!” Thursday after winning the second annual Scientific American Science in Action Award, associated with Google Science Fair.
“My project makes it possible to use banana peels, a waste material which is thrown away almost every day, in the electrical insulation of cables,” Bilgin said in a media statement.
“This is both an extremely nature-friendly and cheap process, which has the potential to decrease the amount of pollution created due to the use of plastics, which contain petroleum derivatives.”
Bilgin spent two years developing the bio-plastic, which does not decay. She said the process is so easy that it is possible to repeat at home, with special care taken for chemicals used in the production process.
In September, the teen will compete at Google’s California headquarters for the overall Google Science Fair prize for 15-to-16 year olds. She will also have access to a one-year mentorship.

Has anyone else noticed how many brilliant breakthroughs in science are coming from the minds of teenage girls the last few years? Between this story, the four girls in Nigeria who invented a generator that runs on urine, the California girl who invented a twenty-second cell phone charger… Who knows where we’d be today without the patriarchal interference of men, stealing or hiding the brilliance of women?
Our future is in the hands of teenage girls, and I for one feel really good about that.

When I was about 7 I wanted to invent a thing that purified water based off of fish gills. I went to the school library to do research like a good little inventor and one of my teachers asked me what I was doing, and then told me that there were some new barbie books in, and that I’d probably be better off with those.

Don’t forget the girl who invented a torch that’d light up just from the heat of your hands
basically everyone should stop s***ting on teenage girls because they do awesome things when you let them

or that one time a girl found the cure for cancer that we could be using in 15 years

But nah, girls and women just suck at math and science and have never invented anything worthwhile. Sure. Right. 


Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home from School, Ordered to Cut His Hair
On Monday, a 5-year-old Native American boy was sent home on his first day of school and ordered to cut his hair short because it allegedly violated district policy, the boy’s mother said.The child, Malachi Wilson, an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation, had been looking forward to his first day of kindergarten at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas.

They deny our culture in effort to erase what isn’t theirs. If they can’t steal it, they must eradicate it. In his hair is story and that’s what they don’t want you to hear.This boy and the boy who’s being persecuted by schools for his locs are victims of the same animals- jealousy and hatred. May they also be the victors, as their spiritual and cultural rights should be honored and respected.Anyone who says otherwise is not to be trusted.

tough choice

New 3DS announced.
Second Circle Nub
* Slighty Bigger Screen
* ZL and ZR
* Better 3D that can be viewed from the sides
* Micro SD Support
* Better Browser
* Faster CPU (Some games can only be played on the New 3DS such as Xenoblade)
* Auto Brightness adjust like in phones/tablets * Wireless PC file transfer to SD card and such
* SFC Buttons
* Customized menu and themes (Will come in an update for older systems thank god)
* Faceplates (for smaller 3DS)
* Bunch of things rearranged for some reason, i;e Card Slot at the bottom, Stylus at the bottom etc.
**Japan release: 10-11-2014 (October 11th)**
**Worldwide release: 2015**
Could this new handheld fix the frame rate issues that XY had for ORAS?

An early concept sketch of Darth Maul’s new legs.