A growing body of research suggests that, in and around traffic, what you can’t see may be killing you Every rush hour, thousands of cars belch out an invisible fog. Whenever a piston fires, a tire spins, or a car READ MORE
It was 1911, and the Union of South Africa was awash with rumor and suspicion. It was said that there was a turncoat who had deserted the Ministry of Agriculture to sell secrets to a shadowy syndicate of American capitalists. READ MORE
Jen Grannis sits in her home workshop, drill in one hand, plastic isosahedral die in the other. With practiced precision she nudges the spinning drillbit into place. The bit plunges in, sending a small cloud of plastic dust into the air.
Source: How employers have gamified work for maximum profit | Aeon Essays Deep under the Disneyland Resort Hotel in California, far from the throngs of happy tourists, laundry workers clean thousands of sheets, blankets, towels and comforters every day. Workers READ MORE
Source: Behind the Hype of the $35-Million Plan to Clean Up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch A skinny young man with a mop of dark hair takes the stage at a 2012 TEDx event. His name is Boyan Slat and READ MORE
Source: The Renaissance of Hydrology – Eos Over the past 50 years, hydrology has experienced a revolution in theory, technical application, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Space-based topographic data, real-time weather telemetry, and advances in computer technology have created a new, data-rich READ MORE
By Vincent Gabrielle BU News Service A nationwide trend of dam removal is restoring the private to the commons. On an overcast October day in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, a squad of ant-like contractors scurried under a bridge next to a crumbling READ MORE
WHY IS EVERYTHING NAMED HUMBOLDT? June 24, 2016 by Vincent Gabrielle What’s the first thing you think of when I say Humboldt? If you’re from California you could be thinking of the county, college, bay, fort, state park or wildlife READ MORE