(I know this is from November, but still relevant.)Sweden ran out of garbage and is importing it to sustain their waste-to-energy program.
This map, which is zoomable and changes periodically as new data is received, is the most sincerely gorgeous map of wind I have ever seen. It was built to be a personal art project, but is also fairly accurate. What an amazing power our country has to use wind for energy; it’s such a rich… Continue reading Wind Map = Art + Science Data Visualization
Cool talk by Michael Pawlin about using nature’s smarts in architecture. It’s pretty fascinating how plant cells, for instance, could directly influence structural design and closed systems. Basically, I’m intrigued. More here.(Source: http://video.ted.com/)