Earth Hour goes global in 2008. An hour is the best we can do? We have to admit, it is a start. Our sincere gratitude goes out to World Wildlife Fund and their efforts to organize Earth Hour 2008. it is amazing to see what one night in Sydney in 2007 has become and what it will become in the future. Please take the 2 minutes to watch the video on the Earth hour site. You can also take a look at what the associated press published about the event.
Since lights are on our mind after discussing Earth Hour, we figured you might want to browse this article on light and the history of light in design and art. Bonus points for those of you who know Hebrew and can tell us what these LEDs spell--before you read the article.
How many things are designed so well that they change the course of history? Well, not many, but the design of this swimsuit, by Speedo will at least cause FINA(the international governing body for swimming) to consider changing the course of the future. After 8 records were broken in 5 days, FINA is talking with Speedo to try to determine if there is anything unfair or performance enhancing about the suit. You can launch an interactive slideshow of the design of the suit that seems more like high tech government research than a swimsuit at MSNBC. For an opinion on the suit before the records fell, see this article in the NY Times.
With talk about the impending recession in the US and the turmoil it will cause for the rest of us, we offer a simple article about innovation. Innovation may not be a panacea, but it certainly helps while trying to survive in a tough business landscape.