Monthly Archives: August 2008

David Byrne’s Bike Rack Project

David Byrne’s Bike Rack Project

    David Byrne and the New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with New York art gallery PaceWildenstein, have unveiled nine unique bicycle racks designed by DB and installed in various locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. An avid bicyclist for almost 30 years, Byrne was invited to join the panel of jurors selected(…)

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Why are all the Honey Bees disappearing?

Why are all the Honey Bees disappearing?

Photo: autan Well France and Germany believe the cause is a Bayer CropScience pesticide.  A German prosecutor is investigating Werner Wenning, Bayer's chairman, and Friedrich Berschauer, the head of Bayer CropScience, after critics alleged that they knowingly polluted the environment. The investigation was triggered by an Aug. 13 complaint filed by German beekeepers and consumer(…)

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Reverse Graffiti Project — The Broadway Tunnel, San Francisco

Reverse Graffiti Project — The Broadway Tunnel, San Francisco

Real name, Paul Curtis, Moose is the grand-daddy of reverse graffiti. He’s been cleaning the streets of the UK and beyond for around ten years. Using detergent and a wire brush, the tools of many a cleaner, he works with advertisers to create innovative clean messages and slogans that inevitably turn into works of art.(…)

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Chernobyl — 20 years later wildlife Is thriving

Chernobyl — 20 years later wildlife Is thriving

From National Geographic: Despite Mutations, Chernobyl Wildlife Is ThrivingTwenty years ago today, reactor number four at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded. The blast covered vast areas of Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia (see map) with dangerous radioactive material. The effects of the Chernobyl catastrophe are still being felt today—whole towns lie abandoned, and cancer rates(…)

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Qantas Airlines: Repair Division

Qantas Airlines: Repair Division

In case you need a laugh: Remember, it takes a college degree to fly a plane but only a high school diploma to fix one.   After every flight, Qantas pilots fill out a form, called a 'Gripe Sheet' which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft.. The mechanics correct the problems; document their repairs(…)

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“8-8-88 WE WONT FORGET”

“8-8-88 WE WONT FORGET”

Arrests as Burma marks uprising At least 20 people have been arrested in the Burmese town of Taunggok after staging a silent protest on the 20th anniversary of a major uprising. They were detained after marching while wearing T-shirts which referred to the date of the uprising – "8/8/88". Activists outside Burma are marking the(…)

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