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Green tech finds: the very unsexy edition

Green tech finds: the very unsexy edition

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.

Carnalpedia: an encyclopedia of smut

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,…

Wikipedia book project

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]

LEED Certified: What does it mean?

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…