THE WOOD BYPRODUCTS INDUSTRY

Here’s an illustration I recently created for Northern Woodlands magazine. It accompanies an article that describes the ways in which lumber mills are reusing wood byproducts. Various applications for the residual saw dust and wood shavings produced in these mills include biomass fuel, livestock bedding, paper mills, mulch, pellet mills, and heating fuel for the…

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SECURITY AND THE PILOTLESS PLANE

I’ve previously written about the advent of autonomous vehicles: cars that drive themselves. With the tragic Germanwings crash this week – which was allegedly caused deliberately by the copilot – I’ve been wondering about the possible role of autonomous systems in commercial flights. If the technology exists to allow planes to fly by themselves, then…

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