Packing Peanuts Make Power Pack


Packing ‘peanuts’ could be used to manufacture rechargeable batteries. Both polystyrene and starch-based versions could be used for separate components. The idea came from Purdue University’s school of Chemical Engineering where staff recently moved to a new lab and used a lot of packing peanuts to transport and receive delicate equipment. While both versions of […]

IKEA Bans Hide-And-Seek


IKEA has banned Dutch users from playing hide-and-seek in its stores. It follows 32,000 Facebook users saying they planned to hide in one store alone. It appears the crackdown follows a perfect example of the philosophy that if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile. Last July, a 29-year old woman in Belgium […]