Honeycomb?

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  1. Rick Thomson

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    Izzat how that works...and all this time I've had this image of worker bees (in overalls of course) working with protracters and files...
  2. charliec

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    In the early days of cars radiator cores were made by taking a bunch of short lengths of copper tubing and stretching the tube ends to a hexagonal section - the resulting hex ends were then soldered together to make the radiator core.

    Might be an easy way to make a paper honeycomb.

    Regards,

    Charlie
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    In the early days of cars radiator cores were made by taking a bunch of short lengths of copper tubing and stretching the tube ends to a hexagonal section - the resulting hex ends were then soldered together to make the radiator core.

    Might be an easy way to make a paper honeycomb.

    Regards,

    Charlie
  4. paperbeam

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    Bees Dying...

    The best conjecture I've heard so far concerns nicotine-based insecticides that are sprayed in low enough concentrations that aren't deadly to the bees outright but eventually make them lose their memory so they can't remember where the hive is.:sad:

    Einstein once stated basically (I'm obviously paraphrasing here) that if the honeybees ever died, we'd be up ca ca creek without a paddle...:-o

    Terry
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    Bees Dying...

    The best conjecture I've heard so far concerns nicotine-based insecticides that are sprayed in low enough concentrations that aren't deadly to the bees outright but eventually make them lose their memory so they can't remember where the hive is.:sad:

    Einstein once stated basically (I'm obviously paraphrasing here) that if the honeybees ever died, we'd be up ca ca creek without a paddle...:-o

    Terry
  6. goney3

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    Charlie, that sounds fascinating!, do you have a link so I can see what that looks like? :)
    Many thanks!
  7. goney3

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    Charlie, that sounds fascinating!, do you have a link so I can see what that looks like? :)
    Many thanks!
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  10. charliec

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    I originally saw it on Oz TV years ago. I've never run across a description on the Web. There are advantages of a garbage heap memory - occaisonally it retains something useful.

    Regards,

    Charlie
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    I originally saw it on Oz TV years ago. I've never run across a description on the Web. There are advantages of a garbage heap memory - occaisonally it retains something useful.

    Regards,

    Charlie
  12. goney3

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    Okay, so I started construction on this finally ... using 8 sheets of paper (the largest amount that would fit on my cutting board). This gave me 32 equal sized strips to work with. I then folded those strips in halves (8 sections). I'll post all the pictures of the progress when I get a chance in the next few days. So far its turning out pretty neat. A lot larger than I anticipated :)
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    Okay, so I started construction on this finally ... using 8 sheets of paper (the largest amount that would fit on my cutting board). This gave me 32 equal sized strips to work with. I then folded those strips in halves (8 sections). I'll post all the pictures of the progress when I get a chance in the next few days. So far its turning out pretty neat. A lot larger than I anticipated :)