The Mississippi River Is A Land-Making Machine: Dredgefest 2014

For the last four years, the Dredge Research Collaborative has been looking at dredging and erosion control as a form of often unacknowledged landscape architecture. Part of their work is a series of festivals they're calling DredgeFest that celebrate and examine the role that dredging plays in landscaping. Their next… » 1/09/14 9:40am 1/09/14 9:40am

I Can't Believe This Plane Was Able to Take Off In the Middle of This…

The place: a runway completely flooded with the thickest mud in Bodaybo, Irkutsk region, Russia (where else). The plane: an Antonov An-24. The situation: the An-24 starts take off but it seems it can't gain much speed because of the drag caused by the mud. It looks like it's going to fail big time. » 10/24/12 11:27pm 10/24/12 11:27pm

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