Toyota, who’s Prius is easy on the environment to drive but horrible on it to make, has engineered a new type of flower to help shoulder some of the damage their factories are spitting out.
The sage derivative’s leaves have unique characteristics that absorb harmful gases, while the gardenia’s leaves create water vapour in the air, reducing the surface temperature of the factory surrounds and, therefore, reducing the energy needed for cooling, in turn producing less carbon dioxide (CO2).
Umm, if that works at all, that’s pretty fucking awesome. Also, in more prosaic news, this is the 100th post I have liked.
Fuck you, Tumblr.
Tumblarity clearly still operates on the pleasure principle like a two year old, instead of the reality principle like a four year old.
Or, Tumblr is an attention whore. And by “or,” I mean “and.”
Smart Rat ‘Hobbie-J’ Produced By Over-expressing A Gene That Helps Brain Cells Communicate | Science Daily
Here’s some more from the (no doubt extraordinary) archives of Mr Ken Hollings – a show he made in 2006 about, well, er, Philip K Dick certainly. And tape-recorders and typewriters. And the divine. And madness, machines and mass suicide. Including contributions from Kim Stanley Robinson, Ray Nelson, Brian Aldiss, Tim Powers and James Blaylock. This is brilliant stuff.
While virtually all parts of the human body—skeleton, muscles, joints, guts—bear the stamp of our behavioral variety, our nervous system is especially immature at birth, our brain disproportionately small in relation to its adult size and disproportionately susceptible to cultural sculpting.