Weekly Webcrawl: April 4, 2014

 

The Cherry Blossoms seem to have arrived in DC, according to this photo from Flickr. I learned today that when cherry blossom florets become visible, you know that the beautiful pink flowers everyone loves are only 16-21 days away from blossoms. Check out this awesome video the Washington Post made a couple years ago about the science of the cherry blossom. Photo by cherryblossomwatch via Flickr.

The Cherry Blos­soms seem to have arrived in DC, according to this photo from Flickr. I learned today that when cherry blossom flo­rets become vis­ible, you know that the beau­tiful pink flowers everyone loves are only 16–21 days away from blos­soms. Check out this awe­some video the Wash­ington Post made a couple years ago about the sci­ence of the cherry blossom. Photo by cher­ry­blos­somwatch via Flickr.

I freaking love kids that think out­side the box. This one fig­ured out that the US gov­ern­ment could cut $400 mil­lion out of its annual ink expen­di­tures by changing the fonts it uses in printed materials.…oh wait, maybe not.

Could “Toyota’s wildly suc­cessful strategy for quickly and effi­ciently making cars could be applied to growing trees”? This is the ques­tion being asked by Afforest founder and former Toyota engineer, Shubhendu Sharma. 

I went veg for two years, but I ulti­mately caved to some “street meat” in New York City. I may have to con­sider going back, for the sake of our planet.

The long held col­lab­o­ra­tion between NASA and Russian space pro­gram Roscosmos is no more. 

Also, do you secretly love 16 and preg­nant? Some research from the Brook­ings Insti­tute says you can finally shed your shame: