The way to make information relevant is not to ask people to think about or worry about something new—especially not something that’s far away in time or space. The stories have to be close to us, emotionally or physically. Or, we have to displace what’s already in someone’s pool or worry.
Megx is a very creative German artist, who came up with the idea of building this wonderful bridge that you see above. It was said that Megx spent 4 weeks transforming a train overpass located in Wuppertal, Germany into this color LEGO bridge.
Scientist and Researchers have been stressing for years that global warming is causing the coral reef to die off. It has been shown to us in numerous forms that the coral reef is indeed taking damage, but new research is showing that this isn’t the first time coral reefs have suffered through harsh temperatures and bounced back. So the future just may be bright again for all corals out there.
The Yale Environment 360 reports: ”An increase in ocean temperatures that occurred 4,000 years ago triggered a collapse of coral reef systems in the eastern Pacific that lasted for about 2,500 years, according to a new study. In an analysis of 17-foot core samples taken from the frameworks of coral reefs off the Panama coast, scientists from the Florida Institute of Technology found that the reefs stopped growing during a period that coincided with the start of a period of dramatic swings in the El Nino-Southern Oscillation, including periods when ocean temperatures elevated significantly. They say this gap in growth also occurred in reef systems as far away as Japan and Australia.”
Luxury vehicle maker Bentley has decided to release a video of their up incoming EXP F SUV concept. The first thing you will recognize is the patent grill and headlights, but after that things start to look a little different than the average Bentley. The outside of the vehicle really catches the eye, but the inside of the car is where the magic happens. It features a state-of-the-art console interface, double sunroof, and tons of other details. It is rumored this car could become available in 2014, or 2015.
So I believe everyone was once told that going green is the best thing for us as people and for our planet. I felt we were lead to believe that going green will take a world effort and also will take a lot of compliance. Well this recent story out of Guatemala may have you look at going green from a different perspective.
According to the Guardian, Guatemala is one of the fastest growing hubs for biofuel production and the demand for it’s fertile land has been bad news for it’s farmers. Just recently it was reported that security forces forcibly forced out out thousands of people from their land, so European biofuel companies could move in and began growing crops for biofuel.
John Vidal has the full story:
Jordan Brand is coming out with a new documentary series, which is meant to inspire global love for the game of basketball. The video above is the first video from the installment of the documentary series. It’s a story about a girl from Iraq who loves the game of basketball, but in her country it is wrong for her to love such a sport, especially since she is a woman. Stay tuned for the rest of the documentary series, which a new video will drop each week in the month of July.
Looks like Vans keeps surprising people with their one of a kind designs. In the latest installment of Vans history they release their Chukka Del Pato CA, which are influenced by duck boot-styling. Made up of brown leather, tonal laces, matching pull tab, and textured waterproof accents along the bottom of the shoe. If you like what you see these can be purchased at District Footwear.
Looks like Wu-Tang member RZA is starting off his directing career pretty strong with The Man With The Iron Fists, which stars Russell Crowe, Jamie Chung and Lucy Lui. The film goes back in time to the 19th century feudal China, which tells the story of a blacksmith who must fight to defend himself and his village. Expect this movie in theaters in late October.
Usually I post a lot of things about sneakers from the rarest release coming up, to the hottest sneakers/deal on the market. And this post isn’t any different, well maybe a little. Today I would like to present to you the REMYXX sneakers, which are made from 100% recycled material. To check out more information or to get a pair, just hit the link above.
Like any person, even if they have the least bit of common sense wouldn’t feel particularly safe riding a bike without an official bike-lane. Well the city is about to fix this and it is actually a part of their 2030 blueprint for a greener city, which they intend to build 125miles worth of bike-lanes.
According to the Guardian
have been successful in persuading previous non-cyclists to get out on their bikes. Research done by the council has shown that the likelihood of a resident commuting by bike increases exponentially with the proportion of their commuting trip made possible on a separated bike lane.
Scientist in the U.S. have came up with a revolutionary development that will allow paint to store and deliver electrical power just like a battery can. Some researchers at Rice University made this possible, by coming up with a technique to break down each element of a regular battery and be able to incorporate it into a liquid that can be sprayed on any service.
Now I know it’s hard for many people to remember faces, but when it comes to Pigeons don’t expect them to forget. According to new research pigeons have more advanced cognitive processes than we actually give them credit for. It’s pretty interesting and amazing that pigeons can actually recognize familiar faces from unfamiliar ones. Lead researcher Dr. Anna Wilkinson says this:
Such advanced cognitive processes have rarely been observed in pigeons and suggest that they not only recognize individual humans but also know who they know, something which could be very important for survival. To know individuals and act appropriately to them is enormously advantageous. (Science Daily)
In the image above scientist from Nanyang Technological University are standing around a toilet that separates urine, using a vacuum to evacuate it instead of using water. This is how it works:
Having the human waste separated at source and processed on-site would lower costs needed in recovering resources, as treating mixed waste is energy intensive and not cost-effective,” Prof Wang said. “With our innovative toilet system, we can use simpler and cheaper methods of harvesting the useful chemicals and even produce fuel and energy from waste.
Not a huge fan of prescription medicine? Well according to nature and scientist who discovered these natural remedies, you really don’t have to resolve to taking medicine. But before you think about switching to these natural remedies consult your doctor first. To view these natural pain relievers click here.
Even though this is just a concept video, it does seem pretty legit and would be incredible if this came true.
Seattle-based photographer Christopher Boffoli must have an obsession with tiny people. In his latest project Christopher decides to use everyday food items and miniature figures for “Big Appetites”, which is visual/commentary that mocks the American culture on over-consumption.