UMD working to make blogs greener

Photo courtesy of kimberlyfaye

Windmill at the US Botanic Gardens, courtesy of kimberlyfaye

Well, blogs and all other electronics-related things. WTOP reports that University of Maryland researchers have found an alternative for the body and planet-harming lead used on most electronics. One of the reasons people are always harassing you to throw away your old electronics responsibly is that they contain lead which seeps out of them if you just toss them in the landfill. This achievement at UMD will allow manufacturers to use bismuth instead of lead.

WTOP also reports that some manufacturers are using bismuth in place of lead in ammunition, though they stop short of claiming it makes it healthier for you.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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