Some good news:
A years-long project to develop a systematic way to clean the Great Pacific Garbage Patch finished an important test a couple of days ago. It removed a large amount of plastic. Like, so much that with about 15 additional copies of that test equipment, the entire patch could be cleaned in a few years.
Video of hand-making leather work boots using tools and techniques from the 1950s and earlier
"Why is this boot so hard to make?"
[Handmade Network] Wheel Reinvention Jam: A one-week jam to bring a fresh perspective to old ideas.
Most good headphone models are variations of the same neodymium driver design that has been in use for decades, and is unsurpassed. The good models rarely change. It's reliable, simple, and durable.
I'm on year 3 for this pair. My previous pair lasted 10 years before the plastic housing broke apart. I chose not to repair that, because it was also time to replace both the headband and ear pads. The newer one was the same, but now with a replaceable cable.
How much economic growth is necessary to reduce global poverty substantially?
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