Brent Johnson

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Urban Algae Canopy Produces a Forest’s Worth of Oxygen Daily

[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ]Generating as much oxygen per day as 400,000 square feet of natural woodland, the Urban Algae …

15 Best Camping Gears and Gadgets For You - Part 3.

Collection of 'Best Camping Gears and Gadgets For You' from all over the world to make your camping more enjoyable.<p><b>VSSL Flasklight</b>: The VSSL …

Inside the Psychedelic Mind of Björk: A Retrospective at MoMA

The most talked about MoMA show for years offers a glimpse of the Icelandic singer’s magical world.<p>In a mesmerizing video from 1988, Björk, the …

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

If This Is What Spaceships Will Look Like In 100 Years, You’re Going To Want To Get In Line Now

If we’re going to ever settle down away from this planet, we’re going to need spaceships like these–essentially living systems that can fly through space–to help get us there and keep us alive.<p>Within 100 years, humans may venture beyond the solar system. What would it take to make it possible to …

New Analysis of the Antikythera Mechanism, An Ancient Greek Analog Computer, Brings More Mystery Into Light

The Antikythera mechanism, recovered in 1901 from a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, is an ancient analog computer that is believed to …

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Letter from British general describes 1914 Christmas Day truce

“There I found an extraordinary state of affairs – this am. A German shouted out that they wanted a day’s truce & would one come out if he did; so very cautiously one of our men lifted himself above the parapet & saw a German doing the same.”<p>This is how, in a hitherto unpublished letter, General …

A Vision Of The Vertical Cities Of The Future

We’re talking more than skyscrapers, but rather a complete ecosystem in the sky that you never have to leave.<p>Cities will need to be denser and taller in the future. It’s the only way to accommodate a global population of 9 billion-plus people and increasing demand for urban living (70% of us could …

Is Rubber Mulch a Safe Surface for Your Child's Playground?

The public playground in Bandon, a small town on the blustery coast of Oregon, has everything a kid could want. Swings and an orange, twisting slide, even a bright blue boat.<p>But after the playground was installed in 2009, some mothers became concerned about the springy black stuff beneath their …

Baqueira Beret, Spain: is this the world's best ski resort?

I’ve spent rather more than half a lifetime looking for the perfect ski resort. Last winter, to my intense surprise, I found it – in, of all places – the Spanish Pyrenees. Baqueira Beret, still almost unknown to British skiers, is fit for a king. Indeed, King Juan Carlos has a sumptuous holiday …

An Atlas of Genetic Time

In 2004, John Hogenesch and his colleagues at the drug company Novartis created an atlas of gene expression in humans and mice, a sketch of which DNA snippets were busiest in certain areas of the body—in the thyroid, the retina, the blood, the tongue, and scores of other tissues. Though virtually …

Study proves that we can control each other's brains over the internet

A group of University of Washington researchers showed a year ago that brain-to-brain interfacing is possible in real life. Now, they're back after conducting a more thorough experiment, proving that their initial success wasn't a fluke. This time, the team performed tests using not just one pair, …

What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company

<i>This story has been corrected.</i><p>The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 747 fuselages for …

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