Seen in → No.62
- Finland’s grand AI experiment. “The idea has a simple, Nordic ring to it: Start by teaching 1 percent of the country’s population, or about 55,000 people, the basic concepts at the root of artificial technology, and gradually build on the number over the next few years.”
- A New Neural Network Design Could Overcome Big Challenges in AI
- 🌳Beer-brewing Trappist monks put faith in plants to reduce water waste. “In a large greenhouse, 70 species, including ferns and other sub-tropical plants, sit above bins of waste water that flows through pipes from the brewery. The interaction of the micro-organisms on the plants’ roots and the bacteria in the water purifies it for reuse.”
- 🌲 Arborists Have Cloned Ancient Redwoods From Their Massive Stumps. “Coastal redwoods, which can grow an average 10 feet per year, sequester 250 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere over their lives, compared to 1 ton for an average tree.”
- 🏡 Great thread. “Before the International Style (modernism) in architecture, our ancestors knew how to adapt the room heights according to the climate, achieving maximum effect (comfort) for the least effort (energy). Today we trust in the grid and so build 8-9 ft rooms from Bermuda to Reykjavik.”
- 😍📚🏛 Library Planet – A crowdsourced Lonely Planet for libraries. And a gorgeous one in Finland: Read between the lines at Helsinki's Oodi.
- ⛰ This is very much my jam. Gorgeous work by Scott Reinhard, especially the old maps and 3D elevation mashup (scroll down). (Found here.)
- 🥶 Ice house found under London street. From the 1820s, 9.5 metres deep and 7.5 metres wide, storing tons of frozen Norwegian fjord water.
- 💙 The Woman With Lapis Lazuli in Her Teeth