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Bio urn

Bio urn
You don't find many designers working in the funeral business thinking about more creative ways for you to leave this world (and maybe they should be). However, the product designer Gerard Moline has combined the romantic notion of life after death with an eco solution to the dirty business of the actual, you know, transition. His Bios Urn is a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose and inside it contains the seed of a tree. Once your remains have been placed into the urn, it can be planted and then the seed germinates and begins to grow. You even have the choice to pick the type of plant you would like to become, depending on what kind of planting space you prefer. I, personally, would much rather leave behind a tree than a tombstone. Related Content If You Liked the 'Bios Urn,' You'll Love 'The Spirit Tree' Daniel Honan Managing Editor, Big Think

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Double Dish Joseph Joseph's Double Dish Server is the perfect dish when serving nuts, olives and other foods that require waste receptacles. Place food in top dish and place waste underneath - out of sight and out of the way. Dishes can also be used as separate serving dishes. Made of durable and long lasting melamine. Dishwasher safe. Before I Die What matters most to you Interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in public. After losing someone she loved and falling into depression, Chang created this experiment on an abandoned house in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with her neighbors. The project gained global attention and thanks to passionate people around the world, over 1000 Before I Die walls have now been created in over 70 countries, including Kazakhstan, Iraq, Haiti, China, Ukraine, Portugal, Japan, Denmark, Argentina, and South Africa. The walls are an honest mess of the longing, pain, joy, insecurity, gratitude, fear, and wonder you find in every community, and they reimagine public spaces that nurture honesty, vulnerability, trust and understanding. The Before I Die book is a celebration of these walls and the stories behind them.

Will you weigh the same amount at the equator as at the North or South Pole You will weigh more at the North or South pole than you will at the equator. The difference will be extremely small. (from the physics book) You'll weigh more at the pole because you're closer to the earth's center of gravity.

Joe Scanlan Joe Scanlan DIY, or How To Kill Yourself Anywhere in the World for Under $399 Ghent, Belgium: Imschoot Uitgevers, 2002 Self-Sustaining EcoSphere EcoSphere is a calming balance of earth, water, air and life -- all parts of a working self-sufficient ecosystem that’s much more than science; it’s an original work of art. The delicate coexistence of animal and plant life (red shrimp, algae and microbes) thrives in the hand-blown glass sphere of seawater. It’s easy to care for -- just provide sufficient light and enjoy the aesthetic blend of science and art, beauty and balance. Student science experiment finds plants won't grow near Wi-Fi router Five ninth-grade young women from Denmark recently created a science experiment that is causing a stir in the scientific community. It started with an observation and a question. The girls noticed that if they slept with their mobile phones near their heads at night, they often had difficulty concentrating at school the next day. They wanted to test the effect of a cellphone's radiation on humans, but their school, Hjallerup School in Denmark, did not have the equipment to handle such an experiment. So the girls designed an experiment that would test the effect of cellphone radiation on a plant instead. The students placed six trays filled with Lepidium sativum, a type of garden cress, into a room without radiation, and six trays of the seeds into another room next to two routers that according to the girls' calculations, emitted about the same type of radiation as an ordinary cellphone.

Good Morning Sir Alarm Clock It appears to be morning. Frightfully inconvenient, I know, Sir. How you begin your day can dictate the pace of the remainder of the day. If, for example, you wake to a ear-shattering buzzing, your whole body will tense. Your teeth will grind, and you'll be more likely to bite the heads off of your coworkers than treat them well. Your impatience with the day could continue, leading to simple mistakes, and your overreaction to criticism of your errors could very well end in violence, tears, and inevitably, a visit with the local magistrate.Luckily, we've discovered a delightfully new way to become awake and alert without the unpleasantness of artificial electronic buzzing.

Bill would require builders to recycle 60% of waste material Curtis Lum Pacific Business News Honolulu City Councilman Donovan Dela Cruz has introduced a bill that would require applicants for building permits to submit plans to recycle or reuse at least 60 percent of construction and demolition waste. The measure passed first reading last week and has been referred to the Council’s Public Infrastructure Committee. Garments for the Dead Stay Close to Nature EmailEmail Forget the eco-friendly dresses or brands we always recommend to you. These bio-degradable garments we have here are made for the dead. Titanium Utility Ring The next generation of bottle opener rings settles into a titanium home. With roommates. Designer Bruce Boone has thrown ultra-sharp twins Straight Blade and Serrated Blade, wily bad boy, Saw, and ...yahtzee!...the dapper Mr. Mustache Comb into the mix for what surely has the makings for the next big multi-tool Real World.

Reservoir holds billion-year-old water Water filtering out of the floor of a deep Ontario mine has been trapped underground for more than a billion years. It bubbles with gasses carrying nutrients that could sustain microbial life. J Telling Scientists working 2.4 kilometres below Earth's surface in a Canadian mine have tapped a source of water that has remained isolated for at least a billion years. The researchers say they do not yet know whether anything has been living in it all this time, but the water contains high levels of methane and hydrogen — the right stuff to support life.