Thursday, November 25, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
– Studio Les Bêtes
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
"... the crucial thing, and this really is the next meta-issue in green (forget about climate change, biodiversity loss, peak-whatever), is inventing and spreading new forms of behavior, illustrating a new form of community and building that community. Showing not telling those people not convinced that not destroying one another and the planet around us that we've got a better idea here, a better behavioral invention."
Sunday, November 14, 2010
by Christine Lepisto, Berlin on 11.14.10
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Gold Nanoparticles Could Transform Trees Into Street Lights
Street lights are an important part of our urban infrastructure — they light our way home and make the roads safe at night. But what if we could create natural street lights that don’t need electricity to power them? A group of scientists in Taiwan recently discovered that placing gold nanoparticles within the leaves of trees, causes them to give off a luminous reddish glow. The idea of using trees to replace street lights is an ingenious one – not only would it save on electricity costs and cut CO2 emissions, but it could also greatly reduce light pollution in major cities.