In my column last week, we asked, “How likely would you be to use a printer drive that allowed you to print out folding 3-D objects?"
75 percent of respondents answered, "Yes, sometimes," and 25 percent answered, "Yes, often."
We then asked, "Can you think of any other ways we can use paper to help young children develop?"
>Jim, recently I saw a lecture from a Stanford utilizing paper for a microscope! (Foldscope.com) The microscope is printed in a 3D format, folded into form (with added components) to make a microscope! There is a direct benefit for children development as well as adults. I have signed up to beta test...hope I get one.
There is no quiz this week.
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Another observation is that even if a mill keeps older assets around, they are often not willing to use their energy flexibility.They will watch one energy source rise in price, study it, and 'hope' it will come back down again, rather than adeptly switch to a cheaper source. Energy markets constantly change, and organizations that lack the resources or mindset to take advantage of the changing markets are leaving money on the table.