RETREET BLOG

RETREET is a kaleidoscopic group of bicycle and tree enthusiasts with strong backs, sharp minds, and big hearts who volunteer to replant communities whose trees have been lost to natural disaster.


 
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL
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NASA recently announced plans to use a laser system originally designed for the International Space Station to create a 3D map Earth's forests in an effort to better understand and quantify their degradation over time. Super cool.

Another amazing technological advance has been proposed by Austrian designer Kristof Retezar. The Fontus is a bicycle bottle system that collects water from the humidity in the air as you ride. Imagine having that during a long ride through the desert!

Earlier this year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art released a vast archive of 400,000 mostly high resolution digital images for public use. What a treasure trove! We searched through their digital archive and found some fantastic paintings and drawings of trees that we had to share. Check out the link below to the album we created, and feel free to use the images at will for any non-commercial purpose!

3D MAPPING FORESTS WITH SPACE LASERS (article)

3D MAPPING FORESTS WITH SPACE LASERS (article)

COLLECTING WATER FROM THE AIR (article)

COLLECTING WATER FROM THE AIR (article)

TREE IMAGES FROM THE MET (photos)

TREE IMAGES FROM THE MET (photos)