Tag: Hypernature

scandinavian-winds
Suburban Utopia

The Scandinavian Winds Power Your Internet

“Googling” is so easy and straightforward that seems to be an activity that won’t cause any impact on the environment. Unfortunately it does, from the manufacture and shipping of computers to the powering and cooling of the servers, huge amounts of resources and energy are consumed. According to climatecare.org every Google search accounts for 0.2 to 0.7 grams of carbon emissions and every e-mail equals to four grams of CO2.

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What happens when nature and culture team up to create an ice sculpture?
Hypernature

Natural Ice Sculpture in North Carolina

Winter is coming! Our peculiar image of the week shows what happens when nature and culture team up to create an ice sculpture. This picture was taken after an ice storm, with temperatures as low as minus 10 degrees, swept through North Carolina and formed an ice shell on the front of a parked Jeep.

Via: Express

duckweed
Food Technology

Future of Food: Eating From the Ditch

Did you ever considered eating the small green leaves of duckweed floating around in the ditches in between meadows? Probably not, duckweed has a negative connotation since it is flourishing in polluted waters. Yet, scientists and farmers are studying the possibilities of edible duckweed, shoveling it out of the ditches and bringing it to our plates.

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meet-weather-drone
Next Nature

Meet the Weather Drone

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James Bridle is comparing vast amounts of historical weather data and polling results in order to produce hybrid weather forecasts.
Information Decoration

A Political Weather Forecast

What happens when natural clouds are combined with cloud computing? Artist and writer James Bridle is exploring artificial intelligence, Brexit and the weather. By comparing vast amounts of historical weather data and polling results, Cloud Index uses machine learning in order to produce hybrid weather forecasts and questions on how communication technologies function in predicting, thus controlling, our future.

Peculiar image of the week. Via Twitter

Information Decoration

53 Shades of Blue

On the main street of Ljubljana, Slovenia – green capital of Europe – artist Martin Bricelj Baraga set up a sculpture that measures the blueness of the sky. The self-sufficient installation fully operates on solar energy and functions both as monument and as open source software, which visualizes the air quality of the city. The work pays homage to the 18th century ‘Cyanometer’ attributed to Horace-Benedict de Saussure, a Swiss physicist who designed a circular tool to systematically document the blueness on a scale of fifty-three shades of blue, ranging from white to black. See for yourself!

Source: Designboom

Tree and streetlight
Suburban Utopia

Streetlight Disrupts Seasonal Cycle of Trees

Prolonged exposure to artificial light prevents urban trees from adjusting to seasonal variations. Notice how the leaves of this tree have fallen, except for those directly under the streetlight. Recent research demonstrated how high-intensity light sources have the greatest impact on delaying leaf senescence, throwing off a plant response to the change of seasons. Peculiar image of the week via Physics FAU.