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balsa

a very lightweight timber, easy to carve to fit limbs, used for making individual splints.
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The annual contest sees school children, aged nine to 19 working in teams of three to six, use CAD/CAM software to design, analyse, manufacture, test and race their own miniature F1 car made from balsa wood and powered by a single compressed air cylinder.
Using the materials, a whole year group can now be involved in designing, making and then racing miniature balsa wood cars powered by compressed gas.
Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) present in the flowers of the balsa wood Ochroma lagopus Swartz, 1788
Cadet Connor Price, 14, of Benton, said: "We made our rockets from scratch and found that balsa wood was a good material to use for the rocket fins, and it was easy to cut too.
Then, rather than buying expensive mounting hardware, she attached the fabric with double-stick mounting tape to balsa wood and nailed that to the wall (right).
Formula One in Schools Technology Challenge is a multi-disciplinary challenge where students in teams have had to research, design and manufacture a racing car out of a block of balsa wood with 220mm x 65mm x 50mm dimensions.
When I was a teenager my hobby was making model aeroplanes out of balsa wood.
What was the name of the raft made out of balsa wood used by Thor Heyerdahl to partially cross the Pacific?
Made mostly of balsa wood drenched in putty-colored acrylic and latex, the models reprise Malevich's stage-set maquettes for Victory Over the Sun, the 1913 Cubo-Futurist opera.
Historically, foam and balsa wood have been the only materials that major surfboard manufacturers could use to achieve the proper density ratios for their boards.
The North Bay PEO is staging its Balsa Wood Bridge-Building Contest at Canadore College's Commerce Court Campus.
67 times that of Jupiter but only 84 percent of its mass, putting its density close to that of balsa wood.