An Algae Farm Designed To Suck Up Highway Pollution

A highway overpass might seem like an unlikely place to grow algae, but actually it’s ideal: Car exhaust turns out to be the perfect fertilizer for multiplying the green stuff. “In a prototype built above a busy Geneva highway this year, architects tested a system for growing algae in tubes… (which) can be used (eventually) […]

Awesome Living Algae Lamps Produce Food, Heat, AND Light!

Innovative designers have successfully harnessed the power of micro-algae, which operates as an effective “liquid plant,” and developed a photosynthetic lamp filled with tiny, edible bacteria that doubles as a luminous light source. The project, called The Living Things, is the result of a partnership between architectural designer Jacob Douenias and industrial designer Ethan Frier. […]