- 💚 🌳 🎥 🎟 I love what Alex is doing with this school concept, and this year everyone can grab tickets to the talks. 2022 Residency at The Low Carbon Design Institute. “The Low Carbon Institute is an institution in the making. A prototype of a future brick and mortar space where anyone creative can find out more about climate change.”
- ⛵️ ⚓️ 🤔 🇸🇪 🇨🇴 🇺🇸 A cargo ship from 1909 is making zero-emissions deliveries again. “… introducing new designs, like the shipping giant Maersk, which plans to launch a carbon-neutral vessel in 2023. Others are experimenting with retrofitting technology on older ships to reduce, but not eliminate, emissions. And a handful of startups, like Sailcargo, are turning to traditional sailing to offer an alternative on some routes.”
- 👀 📚 By the excellent Rest of World international nonprofit journalism organization. Our international book list 2022: the best new fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, essays, sci-fi and photo books.
- 😍 😍 🐧 📚 The Art of Penguin Science Fiction. Doesn’t look like it from the first page, but grouped by collection behind the scenes, like The third Italian renaissance or Classic sf from A to Z.
- 😍 🗺 🇮🇹 ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World. “By simulating movement along the principal routes of the Roman road network, the main navigable rivers, and hundreds of sea routes in the Mediterranean, Black Sea and coastal Atlantic, this interactive model reconstructs the duration and financial cost of travel in antiquity.”
- 🇺🇦 🤯 ⚡️ 🏍 Ukraine Is Using Quiet Electric Bikes to Haul Anti-Tank Weapons. “[T]he anti-tank weapons aren’t fired from the back of the bikes. The quiet design and fast speed—a Delfast can reach speeds up to 50 mph—allow the bikes to move NLAWS into position and quickly flee once fired.”
- 👀 🌳 🏺 Nature and Geometry Blend in Beguiling Symmetry in Oliver Chalk’s Voluminous Timber Vessels. “Carving detailed forms from the hulks of trees found in the local countryside of Kent, the artist considers the practice of turning and whittling sculptures to be a means of communication and an expression of self through symmetrical shapes and striations.”
- 🇯🇵 🔭 ✨ Japanese weather satellite accidentally watched Betelgeuse go dim. “These measurements indicated that the star cools off during the dimming, with its effective temperature dropping by about 140 Kelvin. But there was an increase in dust at the same time. So the dimming appears to have two causes.”
Note — Jun 05, 2022