Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Revealing Banksy's indentity, NASA's new invention, the darkest pigment in the world and more in our look at the web

1. Banksy’s True Identity Using a technique called “geographic profiling”—which is mostly used to catch serial criminals—scientists at Queen Mary University of London claim to have discovered the true identity of the infamous street artist Banksy. After building a geoprofile from the locations of 140 of Bansky’s suspected artworks, the team was able to pinpoint different “hot spots” all strongly linked to one individual: Robin …

How a Team of Brave Pilots are Delivering Aid to Isolated Areas

The people who most urgently need medical supplies, food and other aid are oftentimes located in the most isolated areas. The Mission Aviation Fellow (MAF) is dedicated to delivering these life-saving supplies—thanks to their fleet of “bush planes” and a crew of highly trained pilots who can fly in and out of almost any terrain. In his latest video, Dustin of SmarterEveryDay paid a visit …

Reclaim x2 NYC

Quality designs created collaboratively to benefit the Brooklyn Recovery Fund

As a part of New York Design Week 2013, the charitable, grassroots design organization Reclaim NYC will host its second furniture exhibition with a corresponding charity sale from 16-18 May 2013. Proceeds will benefit the Brooklyn Recovery Fund, which provides continued assistance to those most adversely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Following the success of Reclaim’s reactionary show in December—which also benefited victims of Hurricane Sandy—the …