Some gorgeously animated .gifs from Flex. I highly recommend you check his stuff out!
Drop-front desks, also called fall-front desks, make a lot of sense in small spaces; you don’t always want to look at your work, and they take up less space than a conventional desk.
See more of this design here: Falling Danzu Desk Folds Up And Away, Takes Up Less Space
Cable on Climate Science
Via the Union of Concerned Scientists:
CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC are the most widely watched cable news networks in the U.S. Their coverage of climate change is an influential source of information for the public and policy makers alike.
To gauge how accurately these networks inform their audiences about climate change, UCS analyzed the networks’ climate science coverage in 2013 and found that each network treated climate science very differently.
Fox News was the least accurate; 72 percent of its 2013 climate science-related segments contained misleading statements. CNN was in the middle, with about a third of segments featuring misleading statements. MSNBC was the most accurate, with only eight percent of segments containing misleading statements.
Images: Science or Spin?: Assessing the Accuracy of Cable News Coverage of Climate Science, via Union of Concerned Scientists
Rainforest Guardian: Futuristic skyscraper protects, irrigates the Amazon
One of the dazzling/sobering entries in the 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition, this lotus-shaped fire station-in-the-sky deploys spray drones if fire breaks out under the forest canopy.
Creativity, science, technology and design, these are the powers of human being to overcome any present or future problem.
‘WarkaWater' is a project conceived for the mountainous regions in Ethiopia, where women and children walk several hours to collect water. […] The 9 m tall bamboo framework has a special fabric hanging inside capable to collect potable water from the air by condensation. The lightweight structure is designed with parametric computing, but can be built with local skills and materials by the village inhabitants.