“Living” Concrete Made From Bacteria

Developed by researchers at the University of Colorado, a new concrete alternative could provide a carbon-free option for buildings in remote places—where lugging traditional concrete ingredients proves difficult. Only two components—photosynthetic bacteria and gelatin—make up this “living” concrete. Due to its photosynthetic nature, it starts off green before drying into a brown hue. Perhaps most impressive of all, the concrete can regenerate: “When half of …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Michael Apted's 56-year documentary, NASA's close-up of the sun, Harmony Korine's experimental film and more from around the web

Michael Apted’s 56-Year Documentary Project Concludes With the release of Seven Up! in 1964, filmmaker Michael Apted introduced a documentary series that would become one of cinema’s most ambitious, groundbreaking and beautiful projects. Every seven years, Apted has produced an installment that follows the same 14 British people—from age seven to this year’s final installment, in which they’ve reached 63 years old. Apted (himself now …

Air Company’s Technology Turns Carbon Emissions Into Premium Spirits and Space Food

Using proprietary systems and CO2, the company can produce everything from spirits to space food

Brands around the world actively make changes to their processes and infrastructure to diminish their carbon footprint. While some offset it, others eliminate unnecessary parts of their company in hopes of limiting it, but Air Co. takes the excess CO2 found in our air and transforms it into refined products ranging from spirits to space food and fuel. Founded by Gregory Constantine (formerly of Diageo …