svalbard global seedvault

Food and water. Yeah it’s something we need. I like to eat breakfast, and you probably do too.

What if something cataclysmic where to happen (nuclear winter, asteroid collision, pole shift) and most agriculture was wiped off the face of the map? Not a pleasant thing to hypothetically brood over, but a tangible architectural [...]

dendera lamp of egypt

In the temple Hathor in Dendera, several dozens of kilometers north of Luxor, some experts found the light. A Norwegian electrical engineer noticed that the object shown on the relief on top of this page could work as a lamp. An Austrian colleague was able to construct a working model, and two well known authors [...]