Planet Earth has countless jaw-dropping landscapes, but of all its stunning scenery, waterfalls are the most impressive.
Those hives are teeming centers of efficiency and production. We could learn a little from nature.
"Nature is not just a place to escape our professional lives; it is the source of deep wisdom that can improve our designs and decision-making."
Coral is actually a living creature, but the human eye rarely catches it moving. This incredibly slow-motion video lets you see the ocean life you don’t notice, before it’s destroyed by climate change.
March 27, 1912: The First Japanese Cherry Blossom Trees Are Planted in the U.S.
On this day in 1912, the first two Japanese cherry blossom trees were successfully planted by First Lady Helen Taft and Viscountess Chinda on the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. Japanese Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo gave the U.S. over 3,000 trees to demonstrate the growing relationship between the U.S. and Japan.
Every spring, Washington D.C. commemorates the initial planting through the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year, the peak bloom is forecast for April 8-12.
As you wait for this year’s blooming period, treat yourself to this delicious spring recipe, a Raspberry, Pistachio, and Vanilla Semifreddo from PBS Food.
Image: Cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. 2013
The RoboTuna’s latest iteration comes by way of MIT, and cloaked in soft teal silicone. The fish, which keeps all of its computation and sensors in its head, contains a carbon dioxide canister that puffs pockets of gas to different parts of the body, making it undulate. It can also do something called a C-turn, an escape mechanism real fish pull off to avoid predators.
The husband-and-wife duo, who have a new film, Game of Lions, premiering on Nat Geo Wild in December, talk to Co.Create about how they tell the joyous and heartbreaking stories of Africa’s big cats.
Want to be more productive? Buy some desk plants. Office vegetation offers “micro-restoration”—the chance for our brains to recharge throughout the day.
Got a green friend in your workspace? Send us a picture on Twitter using the hashtag #mydeskplant! Tell us if it helps you.
This ship uses underwater robots to live stream mysteries of the deep to your iPhone.
One Innovation By Design entrant is Hello Compost, a proposed program in which low-income families will be able exchange compost for produce credits.
“We need to re-imagine the role of food waste from being a smelly, unattractive side effect of eating to an attractive resource for residents to positively impact their community and to help put fresh food on the table,” says cofounder Aly Blenkin.
See the faces?
A design studio in Berlin applied face-tracking tech to the Earth’s surface and this is what they found.