What do scooters, bike helmets, and building retrofits have in common? None of them are particularly cool, but they’re all here in this week’s green tech finds.
Article: Carnalpedia: an encyclopedia of smut
Sure, Wikipedia is there to give you a list of every Simpsons episode ever, or help you figure out when Brigitte Bardot was born–but what if you’re looking to do research of a more, ahem, prurient nature? Carnalpedia hopes to become the go-to source for all your sexy research. Using the same platform as Wikipedia,…
Article: Wikipedia book project
Rob Matthews printed and bound in a single book all the featured articles from Wikipedia. The artist writes: “Reproducing Wikipedia in a dysfunctional physical form helps to question its use as an internet resource.” I think a Wiki page should be started about the artist and this project. Woah, so meta, dude. So meta. [Via]
Article: LEED Certified: What does it mean?
Often times, people talk about buildings as being LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. Generally speaking, the term is used to convey a standard of sustainability in a building. Buildings made out of post-consumer waste products or using non-toxic insulations, or that involve conservation strategies for energy, heat, water and waste can be…