Dutch designer creates a wooden motorcycle powered by algae

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An algae-powered wooden motorcycle? The concept isn’t too far out, considering algae has been used to create everything from eco-friendly sneakers to living lamps that absorb CO2. There’s even an entire algae-powered building in Hamburg! Because the use of algae as a fuel is lesser known by the public, Dutch designer Ritsert Mans and scientist Peter Mooij created a wooden motorcycle that uses algae oil for fuel.

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Scientists finally know what is causing underwater ‘fairy circles’ and it’s not good

Have you — like many — been dumbfounded by the mysterious, underwater “fairy circles” which have been found in the Mediterranean and Baltic sea? If so, you’re not alone. Fortunately, scientists finally know what is causing the sea floor phenomena. On a not-so-positive note,  it turns out the “bald patches” devoid of vegetation are actually caused by a foreign species which may put entire ecosystems at risk.

In the paper “Fairy Circle Landscapes Under The Sea,” which… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building