“I’ll never forget the sound. The sound of metal crunching,” says George Larson, a passenger on Indian Airlines Flight 440 from Chennai (Madras) to New Delhi in 1973. It was 22:30 – pitch black outside. A storm was raging, and the plane was flying low. The rear end slammed into the ground first. Larson was thrown from… Continue reading http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170711-what-not-to-do-in-a-disaster?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits
Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think.
When the sun radiates blistering heat, how hot the air feels depends on how much moisture is in it. Ninety degrees Fahrenheit could pass for an unpleasant 100 degrees or a dangerous 132.
We first covered Roosegaarde Studio’s smog eating tower in 2015, before it was built and sent to China. I noted at the time that “Daan is an artist and provocateur as well as an inventor, so a project like this is going to do a lot more than just clear the air. It has to make a… Continue reading https://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/bike-design-daan-roosegaarde-cleans-air-while-you-ride.html
A major problem for boat owners is that on the hull of the ship, mussels, algae, and barnacles start to grow. These creatures can damage the paint, slow down the boat, and can cause the boat to become off balance, so unless you like to keelhaul people, it’s best to prevent this kind of growth.… Continue reading https://materia.nl/article/boat-coating-crustacean-waste
Retro styling with modern-day components is a great foundation to start with, but adding on a LEGO-like modular interior takes these camper trailers from Happier Camper to the next level
Not long ago, I attended a memorial service on top of the Greenland ice sheet for a man I did not know. The service was an intimate affair, with only four people present. I worried that I might be regarded as an interloper and thought about stepping away. But I was clipped onto a rope,… Continue reading http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/24/greenland-is-melting