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Design students from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan wanted to eliminate two invasive species of mussels without harming the environment. So, they decided to transform zebra and quagga mussel shells, which can be found in the Great Lakes, into Zebra Glass. They are a rich source of calcium carbonate and colorant, so turning them into soda lime glass was not a problem at all.
Warped Perception regularly films super slow motion clips of random things in 4K, and his latest shows what happens when you launch a model rocket from underwater. In previous experiments, he fired rocket engines underwater and under liquid nitrogen, so it was assumed this would work. However, he really wasn’t sure how the rocket would break away from the water’s surface.