Can someone from the sciencey side of tumblr please explain this ?
This is called shape memory. It’s made from an alloy of titanium and nickel (I believe it’s called nitinol). It has the ability to “remember” the shape it’s taken.
When cold you can bend it whatever which way, but once you heat it (or in this case put it in what I presume is hot water) it will take the original shape.
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Before you throw away your old wooden furniture, consider how you might give it a makeover.
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Dresser to Island : Traerloves
The transformation of dresser to kitchen island is so simple I am having a serious “DUH!” moment. Loving thi idea from TRAERLOVES.
Many of us have all but ditched physical media like CDs and records.
But that doesn’t mean your physical media can’t be repurposed, as this creative San Francisco resident, captured by writer and editor (and Wired Angry Nerd) Chris Baker on Instagram, shows.In addition to potentially revealing the owner’s musical tastes, it looks like the CDs also double as reflectors for added visibility.
On board Amtrak, testing out prototype bike racks in a retrofitted cafe car. Bikes on trains is one step closer in Michigan - League of Michigan Bicyclists
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Vertical Garden. Great idea!