RETREET redefines disaster relief by engaging communities to replant lost trees.
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.115
A rather strange mystery has developed in Midtown Omaha. Who is stabbing trees in public parks with meat-wrapped knives, and why?
STABBING TREES WITH MEAT? (video)
Over the past 25 years, a fascinating transition has taken place in areas of England that were absolutely decimated by mining operations. It's incredible to see what a few million saplings can do given the right amount of time.
FIXING A BROKEN LANDSCAPE (article)
Is your city one of the most bicycle friendly in the US? Click the link below to find out!
THE BEST BIKE CITIES IN NORTH AMERICA (article)
Have you ever wondered what a squirrel sees as it zips through the trees? Well, one inquisitive individual grabbed a GoPro and took it on a canopy tour. This is a really fun video to watch.
A SQUIRREL TAKES US ON A TOUR OF THE TREES (video)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.89
Beth Moon, an aptly-named photographer from San Francisco, spent the last 14 years photographing the world's oldest trees illuminated by starlight. As she explains, "the series was inspired by two fascinating scientific studies that connect tree growth with celestial movement and astral cycles." Her series of photos is an absolute must see.
OLDEST TREES BY STARLIGHT (photo essay)
This fun, short video starts with a woman walking a baby carriage down the street, then takes an unexpected turn. That's a sweet sidecar!
PRAM CAR - 1951 (video)
Finally, a scientific study that validates tree hugging! Not only is having direct contact with trees good for your health, so is merely seeing them. It also helps with cognitive development and brain function. If you had any doubts, put your mind at ease with this article. Then, go outside and hug a tree.
TREE HUGGING SCIENTIFICALLY VALIDATED (article)
Indian billionaire Manoj Bhargava has a simple solution for the 1.3 billion people living without electricity in the world: ride one of his bikes! 60 minutes of effort on the Free Electric hybrid bike will power a home for 24 hours. Exercise and electricity? Take our money!
PEDAL POWER (article/video)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.78
Have you ever wondered what keeps a bicycle upright, or how a riderless bike can travel a solid distance without falling? Some feel they understand the basic physics involved, but the true answers might surprise you. Take a minute to learn something new.
THE PHYSICS OF A BICYCLE (video)
Ten years ago, Rob McBride, an IT specialist from Shropshire, England, was saved by a newfound fascination with trees. Now, he returns the favor by participating in Ancient Tree Hunt, an effort to catalogue and preserve the oldest trees in the UK. Read his inspiring story below.
TREES SAVE A MAN, MAN SAVES THE TREES (photo essay)
The future has arrived! Imagine never again having a flat tire, or needing to change one. The Energy Return Wheel, an airless prototype, offers that possibility and so much more. Check it out!
ENERGY RETURN WHEEL (article)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.77
We come across a lot of articles about new cycling infrastructure being installed all across the world, but the one below was a bit unexpected. As it turns out, Pyongyang, North Korea, has a thriving cycling community. So much so that the government has begun to install separated lanes for cyclists to reduce the number of accidents, which have been on the rise as of late as more and more citizens turn to two wheels for transportation. Read more at the link below.
BIKE LANES IN NORTH KOREA (article)
Gavin Munro, a young man from Derbyshire, England, has developed a whole new method of producing wooden chairs: he grows them! As Gavin puts it, growing chairs is like 3-D printing them, except that air, water, and sun are the raw materials he uses. Learn more about his business, Full Grown, by watching this short report from the BBC.
THE MAN WHO GROWS TREES INTO CHAIRS (video)
Bicycles, and those who ride them, have played an important part in the development of the United States. Many technologies that were originally invented to service the cycling community have made a major impact in many elements of our lives. The hollow steel tube, for instance, which was developed for use in bike frames, as well as ball bearings and air filled rubber tires. The list is rather large. Read this fascinating piece about the bicycle and the ride to modern America.
THE BICYCLE AND THE RIDE TO MODERN AMERICA (article)