Building Sustainable Computer Chips Out of Mushrooms

There are 50 million tons of electronic waste produced per year, including computer chips which are made from un-recyclable plastic. Within each chip, the substrate—an insulating and cooling layer that transmits data—is the most difficult to recycle, but scientists are trying to remedy that. Martin Kaltenbrunner at Austria’s Johannes Kepler University and his colleagues built a biodegradable electronic substrate using the skin of the ganoderma …

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Donating frequent flyer miles to migrants, unveiling Minecraft's Uncensored Library, archiving the internet and more from around the web

Miles4Migrants Donates Frequent Flyer Miles to Those in Need Miles4Migrants, a non-profit founded back in 2016, has been using donated frequent flyer miles to provide people impacted by war, violence, persecution and disaster with the opportunity to migrate safely. Focused on individuals and families who are legally allowed to travel, but can’t afford airfares, Miles4Migrants relies on public donations and also collaborates with other non-profits …

Ergonomic iMac Base

Designed specifically for 2015 to current Apple iMac and iMac Pro, Nack Studio’s Base lends height and stability to an office set-up. The domestically grown and sustainably sourced black maple ash stand comes in two- or four-inch versions, allowing for variability in how you configure your workspace. Finished with a coating of OSMO Poly-X oil, the Base will withstand regular use and its microporous surface …