Students Make Polluted Water Popsicles for Good Reason

Hailing from the National Taiwan University of the Arts, students Hung I-chen, Guo Yi-hui and Cheng Yu-ti created a fake selection of “Polluted Water Popsicles” made with real contaminated water—and they did so for a reason that goes beyond their art studies. In an attempt to spread awareness about pollution, the students collected water from Taiwan’s beaches, lakes and rivers. The results are worrying. While …

Joshua Tree National Park Night Sky Festival

Driving into the desert to switch off and stargaze

by Andrew Maness Joshua Tree National Park lies just 140 miles east of Los Angeles, an easy two and half hours of cruising on the interstate without traffic, or a miserable slog that can take upwards of five hours if you happen to depart at the wrong time—especially on a Friday. At the helm of a 2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible, equipped with adaptive cruise-control, …

Jewelry Made from Carbon Pollution

Artist Daan Roosengaarde wants to clean up the world’s air and, in the process, make beautiful jewelry. To do so, he’s designed a massive building-sized air-purifier that could suck the carbon particles from the sky and then compress those particles into tiny gemstones. Each jewelry piece would hold up to 1,000 cubic meters-worth of air pollution and would serve as a neat reminder to keep …