Diatom Design

Diatoms are a major group of algae. The word ‘diatom’ means to be ‘cut in two’, and certainly, these algae do look like perfect slices of something larger. From the Tree of Life web project (David G. Mann): The diatoms are one of the largest and ecologically most significant groups of organisms on Earth. They…

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Butterfly House

There’s a new building going up in San Francisco, just a block or so from where I used to live when I was right out of college. It’s got all the bells and whistles of the kind of green, sustainable, fashionable and expensive development one might expect from that city, up to and including the…

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