Category Archives: infrastructure

Kim Stanley Robinson on New York 2140

In NEW YORK 2140, the global sea level has risen by 50 feet. Listen to Kim Stanley Robinson talk about what that would mean for New York City, from dirigibles to diamond sheeting.

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Why protected bike lanes are more valuable than parking spaces

When Janette Sadik-Khan was hired as chief transportation official for New York City in 2007, she took a page out of Denmark’s playbook and created America’s first parking-protected bike lane, right in the middle of downtown Manhattan. A parking protected … Continue reading

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My journey to thank all the people responsible for my morning coffee

Author AJ Jacobs embarked on a quest with a deceptively simple idea at its heart: to personally thank every person who helped make his morning cup of coffee. More than one thousand “thank yous” later, Jacobs reflects on the globe-trotting … Continue reading

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Norway’s $47BN Coastal Highway | The B1M

The Norwegian government are embarking on the largest infrastructure project in the country’s history.

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Fracking at Lancashire site paused after seismic event detected- Guardian

Magnitude 0.4 tremor follows several others recorded since Cuadrilla restarted drilling Source: Fracking at Lancashire site paused after seismic event detected

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“I Was Devastated”: The Man Who Created the World Wide Web Has Some Regrets – Vanity Fair

Tim Berners-Lee has seen his creation debased by everything from fake news to mass surveillance. But he’s got a plan to fix it. Source: “I Was Devastated”: The Man Who Created the World Wide Web Has Some Regrets

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Cyclo Knitter: A Bicycle-Based Machine That Knits a Scarf in Five Minutes – Colossal

The Cyclo Knitter is a bicycle-based machine by design student  George Barratt-Jones. The contraption is made from a simple combination of wood and bike parts, and allows one to knit a scarf through light exercise. Barratt-Jones came up with the … Continue reading

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POV Footage of a Log Going Through a Sawmill Line – Laughing Squid

Red Stag Timber commercial manager Paul Laing, attached a GoPro camera to a log and captured awesome POV footage of the log going through their sawmill line.via Digg Source: POV Footage of a Log Going Through a Sawmill Line

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What Does Sustainable, Fair Trade Coffee Mean? — Discover

Shannon O’Donnell at A Little Adrift explores what “sustainably produced” really means: “I will spend more to ensure that the root communities behind our goods are treated with respect. Stemming from my physical journey to understand coffee came a new … Continue reading

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RSA – Simon Sinek – Intensity vs Consistency

Animation is the process of making small, repetitive, consistent actions, over and over, until you suddenly find you have created something you are proud of. Simon Sinek’s wonderful talk for The RSA is about applying that positive attitude to work … Continue reading

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