The Most Interesting NEW Material Yet...!

Posted by NOVATION Staff on May 30, 2018 8:12:23 AM

You won't believe your eyes after watching the below video. We think this material is going to blow the doors off a lot of industries and can be applied to many different products.

So click the read more link below, watch, and let us know your thoughts in the comments... What are your waiting for!

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Topics: Innovative Ideas

Want to setup your own plastic recycling workshop?

Posted by NOVATION Staff on May 29, 2018 9:03:13 AM

One of our greatest ecological challenges, in my estimate, is tackling the problem of plastic waste. The Earth simply can not sustain the levels of pollution generated by a material that can take anywhere from 80 (plastic cup) to one million (plastic jug) years to decompose. The stats are so grim for plastic waste that whenever I refresh on my numbers, I fall into a deep depression as I try to imagine the world just 50 or 100 years from now. According to the Institute for Sustainable Communication, plastic garbage in the ocean alone kills one million sea creatures a year; Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour; and Americans only recycle 1-2% of the 10.5 million tons of plastic waste generated annually.

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Topics: Recycling Plastic, 3D Printing, Innovative Ideas

Check Out this Cool New Tool!

Posted by NOVATION Staff on May 15, 2018 8:33:58 AM

Big Rope has a stranglehold on the ‘tying things down’ industry, and if you’re tired of paying through the nose for a few feet of twine, you’ll want to consider backing the Kickstarter campaign for this simple tool that can turn empty plastic bottles into super strong plastic rope. The aptly-named Plastic Bottle Cutter works the same as a similar device we featured a couple of years ago. You cut the bottom off of a plastic soda or water bottle, and the tool slices the rest it into a long thin strand of plastic that’s flexible enough to be used as a rope. Unlike the tool featured in the previous video, though, you don’t have to craft your own. The Plastic Bottle Cutter can be yours through a $9,000 Kickstarter campaign that’s already soared well past its funding goal. A donation of about $20 is all that’s needed to pre-order one of the tools, and they ship in June. There are always risks when supporting a Kickstartered project, but there are no electronics here that need to be affordably sourced, and no software that needs to be perfected before it can be shipped. The device looks as simple to make as it is to use. And if you need any other justification, besides saving money on rope, you’re also genuinely recycling and helping the planet.

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Topics: Recycling Plastic

Looking for a Career Path... Manufacturing is Calling Your Name!

Posted by NOVATION Staff on May 2, 2018 9:08:22 AM

Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor's degree.

"All through my life it was, 'if you don't go to college you're going to end up on the streets,' " Morgan said. "Everybody's so gung-ho about going to college."

So he tried it for a while. Then he quit and started training as an ironworker, which is what he is doing on a weekday morning in a nondescript high-ceilinged building with a concrete floor in an industrial park near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Morgan and several other men and women are dressed in work boots, hard hats and Carhartt's, clipped to safety harnesses with heavy wrenches hanging from their belts. They're being timed as they wrestle 600-pound I-beams into place.

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Topics: Industry News

Self Tinting Contact Lenses are Finally a Reality!

Posted by NOVATION Staff on May 1, 2018 11:06:00 AM

Self-tinting contact lenses are about to become a real thing that you can buy with real money. Johnson & Johnson have been developing the new state-of-the-art contact lenses for the last few years and have finally created a contact lens that can darken almost instantly upon contact with direct sunlight.

Taking almost a decade to develop these photochromatic lenses can be reused for up to two weeks. While it’s not clear which technology the company has employed it’s likely that due to the plastic construction of the contact lens it will be using organic photochromatic molecules. If this is the case, inside each lens will contain an organic molecule that, when exposed to UV light, will undergo a chemical process that in turn increases the amount of light that the lenses absorb.

The process is completely reversible and Johnson & Johnson say that the transition between light to dark is “quick” and “seamless”. Of course what it does mean however is that these will quite literally make your eyes appear much, much darker than they previously were. Johnson & Johnson haven’t provided any imagery of the lenses actually being worn either so that’s definitely something to consider.

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Topics: Industry News