What if we made a Dyson sphere around the Earth that was made of Styrofoam?

We would die. Including any plants, soon followed by the majority of the animals on our planet. simply because we cannot exist without the energy from the Sun.Luckily the styroform would soon get destroyed by particles, high energy radiation and space debris. So primitive life could survive and start a new evolution.

What is the best way to paint styrofoam?

Well, since polystyrene, aka styrofoam, melts if you look at it sideways, the process depends on what results you require. A water based acrylic is the simplest product to use, but like any 1k (single component) coating, it won't have the

I ate food that is microwaved in a styrofoam container. Would something bad happen to me?

You can say, no, but don't do it any more. Consider the fact that you didn't eat visible Styrofoam pieces and it is used as food containers for a reason. Any invisible compounds will be taken over by your liver, adipose tissue, immune system and digestive system and that is in the same way true

Why do some restaurants put hot food directly into styrofoam containers?

I've never heard of that. I've never really seen any melt even with very hot liquid in them. It would take direct contact with a heated metal implement for me to see melting.So I would guess ignorance of it in the first place since it has not been a problem that I have

Is styrofoam recyclable?

The fact is most types of Styrofoam are recyclable, yes surprisingly it is. The difficulty can there be aren't many facilities that accept this material for recycling. For recycling to be cost effective and feasible you'll need a big amount of material. Recycling is measured and

Can I put styrofoam in recycle bins?

Styrofoam is one of those materials that doesn't break down but it can be reused if done properly. If your municipality has bins specifically for styrofoam by all means put it there but never, NEVER put it into bins for recycling of other materials. If burned it produces a highly

Can you microwave styrofoam?

Hello!  It depends on the type of Styrofoam.  If it is microwave safe it should be marked as such, for example most restaurant take-out containers are now labeled as microwave safe.  However, not all Styrofoams are equal.  Because it is petroleum based, certain Styrofoams will break down when exposed to heat

How toxic is styrofoam?

Styrofoam is incredibly inert taking hundreds if not thousands of years to degrade in the environment. So far as humans are concerned, the greatest issue, and as yet no consensus has been reached on this issue, is the known carcinogenicity of the monomer (styrene), which occurs naturally in very minor quantities in

Why is Styrofoam used to reheat food in a microwave?

It shouldn't be. Not all Styrofoam is microwavable safe. You should check before subjecting it to such heat. Non microwavable Styrofoam has a very low melting point and hot liquids and foods can easily cause it to melt. Not something you rant in

Can I put styrofoam in recycle bins?

Styrofoam is one of those materials that doesn't break down but it can be reused if done properly. If your municipality has bins specifically for styrofoam by all means put it there but never, NEVER put it into bins for recycling of other materials. If burned it produces a highly

Can you microwave styrofoam?

Hello!  It depends on the type of Styrofoam.  If it is microwave safe it should be marked as such, for example most restaurant take-out containers are now labeled as microwave safe.  However, not all Styrofoams are equal.  Because it is petroleum based, certain Styrofoams will break down when exposed to heat

How toxic is styrofoam?

Styrofoam is incredibly inert taking hundreds if not thousands of years to degrade in the environment. So far as humans are concerned, the greatest issue, and as yet no consensus has been reached on this issue, is the known carcinogenicity of the monomer (styrene), which occurs naturally in very minor quantities in

Why is Styrofoam used to reheat food in a microwave?

It shouldn't be. Not all Styrofoam is microwavable safe. You should check before subjecting it to such heat. Non microwavable Styrofoam has a very low melting point and hot liquids and foods can easily cause it to melt. Not something you rant in

Can you build a house from styrofoam?

Only Styrofoam? No. You can't. Not without some considerable engineering of the material, and even then with a great number of limitations. I can imagine a couple of possible, highly theoretical, methods of doing so, but none of them are currently

Can you microwave styrofoam?

Hello!  It depends on the type of Styrofoam.  If it is microwave safe it should be marked as such, for example most restaurant take-out containers are now labeled as microwave safe.  However, not all Styrofoams are equal.  Because it is petroleum based, certain Styrofoams