Creepy fleshy art by Cao Hui makes it painfully clear what everyday are objects are made of

October 15, 2016 by  
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It’s the season of all things spooky, and real life consistently takes the creepy cake. Maybe this thought occurred to artist Cao Hui when he created a series of fleshy sculptures that look so real, they made my stomach turn. Comprised of resin and fiber, and true to life in size, each piece depicts the viscera, skin and flesh belonging to animals whose lives are regularly sacrificed to produce objects of convenience for human beings. Cao Hui, represented by Lin & Lin Gallery in Taiwan , created a series of hyper realistic sculptures, including a couch and chair, gloves, and a suitcase, all presumably made of leather. But instead of showing the pretty polished pieces of furniture we normally see in shop windows, he exposes the parts of animals sacrificed in order to keep their skin. In so doing, it forces the viewer to think more carefully about the materials used to create every day objects. Related: Animal activists who freed thousands of fur industry animals charged as terrorists Granted, the pieces were crafted in 2008, and we’ve come a long way when it comes to protecting the rights of animals. Plus, many responsible butchers do use every part of an animal so nothing goes to waste. But factory farming is still very much a blight on the developed world’s collective conscience, and Cao Hui keeps it there with these disturbing, but provocative pieces. Via youbentmywookie Images via Lin & Lin Gallery

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Hasbro creates misshapen Mr. Potato Head to help fight food waste

July 3, 2016 by  
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If you’ve ever grown your own food, you know fruits and vegetables don’t always turn out picture-perfect. Unfortunately, the developed world’s fixation on beautiful fruit means mass amounts of “ugly” and blemished produce are regularly thrown away. In a bid to fight the food waste problem, the UK grocery chain ASDA teamed up with American toy company Hasbro to create a misshapen Wonky Mr. Potato Head toy to show that imperfect fruits and vegetables are just as a good picture-perfect produce.

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Newly Developed Graphene Aerogel is the World’s Lightest Material

March 26, 2013 by  
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Last year, German scientists created aerographite , which at 0.2 milligrams per cubic centimeter was dubbed the world’s lightest material . However they have now been eclipsed by a team from China’s Zhejiang University , who have created Graphene Aerogel ; a sponge-like solid material made from freeze-dried carbon and graphene oxide, which weighs just 01.6 milligrams per cubic centimeter, just twice the density of hydrogen. Read the rest of Newly Developed Graphene Aerogel is the World’s Lightest Material Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aerographite , carbon , Graphene Aerogel , graphene oxide , nanocarbon , world’s lightest material , world’s lightest substance , Zhejiang University

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Phinergy’s Recyclable Aluminum-Air Battery Could Power EVs for Thousands of Miles

March 26, 2013 by  
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Range anxiety is a much-discussed concern among drivers—and potential drivers—of electric vehicles and in attempt to thwart it, automakers are trying to install more EV charging stations, offer free gas-powered rentals for longer trips and, of course, develop batteries with a substantially longer range. For the latter, Israeli start-up Phinergy believes they might just have the answer: aluminum-air batteries that can go for thousands of miles on a single charge. This alone might sound like it’s on the ambitious side, but add in the fact that the company believes the batteries could be installed in production vehicles as soon as 2017 and we might see some automakers getting very curious. Read the rest of Phinergy’s Recyclable Aluminum-Air Battery Could Power EVs for Thousands of Miles Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aluminum air , Car Battery , electric car , electric vehicle , ev battery , green energy , green transportation , phinergy , range anxiety , recycle battery

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Just Undo It: Nike, NASA partner on waste innovation challenge

April 1, 2012 by  
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The partnership among three federal agencies and the footwear giant is looking for game-changing innovations to transform waste management systems in both the developed and developing worlds.

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Imported Products Undo All Developed Countries’ Emissions Reductions Since 1990

April 28, 2011 by  
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Image: twicepix via flickr Here’s some news that should be obvious on some level, but is now backed up with the data to prove it: the cuts in carbon emissions that developed countries have made since 1990 have been cancelled out “many” times over by increases in imported goods from developing countries….

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The Most Eco-Friendly Way to Spend Eternity?

April 12, 2010 by  
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Inventor claims his new cremation method has a low environmental impact. At the end of an average lifetime, most folks in the developed world are responsible for producing quite a bit of waste and pollution , the problems from which many of the planet’s woes can be derived

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Australia Loves Winning Environmental Impact Trophies

January 27, 2010 by  
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This is getting downright embarrassing. Australia just keeps on winning the big ones, even nudging out our arch rival, the USA, in environmental impact. The trophy cabinet already has Australia’s name inscribed on awards for: • highest rate of mammals facing extinction in the developed world • world’s highest rate of carbon emissions per capita •

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EU to Push for International Climate Deal Through G20

January 9, 2010 by  
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Noting the failure of the Copenhagen Talks to produce an internationally agreeable climate change treaty, the European Union is looking to push for more concentrated negotiations at the G20 meetings. The EU reportedly feels that taking the G20 route would help iron out the major issues between the developed and developing countries which were one of the major reasons for the shameful failure of COP15.

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Tata Nano’s US Version Coming in 3 Years, to Undergo Additional Crash Tests

January 5, 2010 by  
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Tata Motors Chairman, Mr. Ratan Tata announced at the Delhi Auto Expo that his company is working on a Nano variant for the American market which could be ready in about three years. Mr

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