March 19, 2019

Carrier Pigeons Wearing Backpacks Help Scientists Collect Climate Data

No matter how much technology develops, sometimes there’s no better solution to a problem than using what nature has already created. A group of researchers at the University of Birmingham in the UK are adhering to that principle by using pigeons to help them collect climate data. Each pigeon in the project is fitted with a small backpack with a sensor that gathers critical information as they fly around the city.

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March 18, 2019

Giant Honeycomb ‘Vessel’ Opens to the Public at NYC’s Hudson Yards

Less than three years after revealing plans for the showstopping centerpiece of New York City’s Hudson Yards, Thomas Heatherwick‘s Vessel is officially open to the public. Rising up like a giant honeycomb, this Escher-like structure is an eye-catching piece of architecture that is sure to become one of Manhattan’s iconic monuments. Composed of 154 intricately interwoven staircases, Vessel rises up 150 feet and when populated by pedestrians it really does appear like a hive of activity.

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March 18, 2019

Affordable Art Fair NYC Makes It Easy to Enjoy and Collect Art from Around the World

Art lovers get ready, the Affordable Art Fair NYC Spring Edition is about to hit Manhattan. Since 1999, the Affordable Art Fair has been helping break down barriers in the art market and make contemporary art more accessible to everyone. By letting people browse for work by both established and emerging artists in a relaxed, friendly environment, the Affordable Art Fair makes purchasing art a positive experience from start to finish.

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