Energy-Rich Bee-Saving Paper

We are all aware of the decline of bees—and nobody knows exactly why. One potential factor could be the urbanization causes bees to travel further for pollen leading to death by exhaustion. Bee Saving Paper might be the solution. Produced with energy-rich glucose, these “rest-stops” would provide bees passing by with a spot to nibble and rest. One pound of paper can feed several thousand …

The House of Harry Winston’s San Francisco Salon

An iconic Union Square space reimagined with splendor

200 Post Street, a corner building in San Francisco’s Union Square neighborhood, has long been a destination for the sale of fine jewelry. An architectural landmark, it housed retailers Shreve & Co until 2015. After 109 years at the site, the SF-based brand shifted to a nearby location and another icon began the process of making it their own. Recently, Harry Winston opened the doors …

50,000 Vinyl Records Digitized for the Internet Archive

Working from 200,000 physical recordings received through donation, Internet Archive (archive.org) has already digitized 50K vinyl records—many of which hail from before the ’50s. The organization is seeking to preserve genres that have received less attention, including yodeling, bluegrass and early blues. The process of digitization is quite complicated and requires landing the correct recording speed. Altogether known as the Great 78 Project, the resulting …