Do You Live Near a High Containment Biohazard Laboratory?

The Federation of American Scientists have a very interesting map for all the hypochondriacs and people living in permanent fear of a deadly virus epidemic. Or a zombie outbreak. These are all the (known) Biosafety Level 3 and 4 facilities in the world—high containment laboratories that work with "dangerous and… » 6/25/12 3:20pm 6/25/12 3:20pm

Mud-Powered 'Soil Lamp' Proves Water and Electricity Go Together Well

This zany lamp created by Marieke Staps outdoes most lamps in more ways than one: the electricity is powered through the organisms contained in the mud. The mud is enclosed in cells that contain copper and zinc, which conducts the electricity in the LED. Besides doing wonders for your energy bill, Staps claims that… » 11/13/08 11:15pm 11/13/08 11:15pm