this is no joke, richard wool [no puns please], a chemical engineering prof at the university of delaware, proposes to use chicken feathers to manufacture circuit boards.
Circuit boards are typically made of an epoxy-fiberglass composite, Wool said, which is then printed with wires and circuits. Wool envisions using soybean oil to replace the epoxy and chicken feathers to replace the fiberglass, creating a healthier composite for the environment.
you can check out the full story in wired
. for yourself. i'm all for renewable resources, and apparently the discarded feathers are usually used for cattle feed [don't get me started...] so i guess this is a better use for them. but, wouldn't that make my computer un-vegetarian? what is a girl to do.
[thanks we make money not art]
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