Tell It to the Judge
SawStop says it filed complaints at the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court in Oregon against Robert Bosch GmbH of Germany and its U.S. subsidiary Robert Bosch Tool Corporation to stop what it sees as infringement of SawStop’s patented inventions.
"Remember when Apple sued Microsoft over Windows95? SawStop can’t patent micro current detection if Bosch found a different way to take advantage of that phenomenon. If Bosch prevails we can see the price of this safety feature plummet and it will appear on every new saw in the market." – Joinery45
"I thought it was legal to improve on an existing patent. Looks like Bosch has done just that." – NSchlee
Tall Timber High-rise Building
Cross laminated timbers are being used in mass quantities for the tallest wood building so far: a 121-unit, 10-story apartment complex in London. Architects Waugh Thistleton, CLT and engineers Ramboll say the most exciting aspect of the project is its sheer size and its completion thousands of cubic meters of concrete. It will save 2,400 tons of carbon, compared to an equivalent block with a concrete frame.
Patrick Acton has recreated the fictional Lord of the Rings city Minas Tirith with 420,000 wooden matchsticks. (White pine and aspen are the species for most matches.) He has also created a business around his matchstick models, in the form of a museum he operates to display his works.
"Ohhhhhh I’m gonna watch all 6 movies back to back... Now." – Michael M.
"Matchstick building. So easy to burn." – Celina A.
"Will Woodrow, now you can make a cool castle without all the extra weight!" – Aaron M.
Have something to say? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.