Phosphorus is an essential element for life. Forms of it are found in DNA, RNA, and all living cell membranes. It is the sixth most abundant element in any living organism. Phosphorus can also be highly poisonous and combustible (white phosphorus is used in many destructive weapons, such as napalm). It was also the…
When you flush the toilet, you're sending a lot of bad stuff into the sewer. But what you might not realize is that you're flushing away a lot of good stuff, too. That's why a team of German scientists have developed a method for recovering those valuable particles.
Death Calls the Tune, a project by German designers lab binaer, looks like a regular turntable, until you turn the lights off. Instead of playing "California Dreamin'," this record displays text messages in phosphorus.