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Material Resources – Phenolic

Phenolics or Polyphenols are the structural 'backbone' for most of the antioxidants found in plants. Plants construct complex phenolic compounds that serve a variety of functions as defense mechanisms and through interactions with other organisms. They may function to protect the plant from insects, diseases, and environmental stress. Phenolics also…

Material Resources – Acrylic

Acrylic is a clear plastic that resembles glass. It also has properties that make it superior to glass in some applications. Common brands of high-grade acrylic include Polycast, Lucite and Plexiglass.There are two basic types of acrylic: extruded and cell cast. Extruded or "continuous cast" acrylic is softer, more easily…

Big Business

A Bustling Hate-Crime IndustryPolitical entrepreneurship involves devising benefits to excite or mollify niche constituencies. Hence HR 1592, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007, which has passed the House, trailing clouds of sanctimony -- lots of members announced their hatred of hate.Hate-crime laws -- 45 states already…