Nature & Science
By Karen MacKay on May 17, 2012
This Saturday and Sunday, makers and DIYers from across the country will be showing their work, doing demos and leading how-to sessions at Maker Faire Bay Area.
By Becky Striepe on November 1, 2011
White roofs were getting a lot of press for their ability to help fight global warming. Heck, we wrote about the virtues of a white roof right here! Last summer, the U.S. Energy secretary had the Department of Energy install a white roof to lead by example. Now, new research is showing that white roofs may not be all they’re cracked up to be. In fact, they could be making things worse.
By Becky Striepe on August 17, 2011
Alexander Vittouris created the Ajiro’s using bamboo, which he molded into shape. Bamboo is very strong, making this a durable bike as well as a beautiful one.
By Beth Buczynski on March 25, 2011
Recent fluctuating reports that dangerous levels of radiation have been detected in Japanese food and water have many people concerned. This graphic provides information about radiation risks and how to stay safe.
By Becky Striepe on October 29, 2010
When office workers at a Tokyo outsourcing firm complete their computer work, they don gloves and boots and get to work in the building’s 1,000 square foot indoor rice paddy.