Archives for the Date March 2nd, 2011

The Raven

The Raven

Question of the Month

Question of the Month

Cargill Will Propel Its Ships Using SkySails Kites to Cut Fuel Consumption

The shipping industry is working hard to reduce its carbon footprint. Last week, we reported that the world’s largest shipping company, Maersk, bought 10 of the most eco-friendly cargo ships, and Japanese company Eco Marine developed rigid solar sai…

Columns of Laser-Cut Layers

Adam at Make: Online writes:

Photographs of Michael Hansmeyer’s latest work in computational architecture could easily be mistaken for a computer rendering. Weighing about 2,000 pounds, Michael’s take on the classic Doric column is comprised of be…

Boycotting Koch Products is Not Just Fun but Mostly Remarkably Easy

by Choire Sicha
I was thrown into a brief quandary when I thought that the "hacker" group Anonymous was trying to get us to boycott Vanity Fair because of the Koch Brothers. What has Graydon gotten up to! I thought. But no, they mean the pape…

WorldHaus Prefab

The folks at faircompanies tipped me off to an interview they recently had with Daniel Gross, the entrepreneur behind a company called WorldHaus. WorldHaus, an Idealab project, has developed a low cost prefab building system intended to provide familie…