“In 2016, the Belgian brewery De Halve Maan (DHM) completed the construction of a pipeline that now transports beer from its brewery in Bruges to its bottling plant located in a modern industrial park 3.2 kilometers away.” An unusual aspect of the project was that it was partly crowdfunded via a scheme which gave investors […]
Musical birds of a feather, when together, live ∼7.2 weeks less
Artists of all kinds often tend to cluster together (think Montmartre etc.) bringing the benefits of collaboration, interaction and inspiration. But what if there are just too many? For composers, in Paris or Vienna for example, there could be competition for limited resources such as concert halls. In other words they might incur high stress […]
Books, books, books: When too many to read?
XKCD tries to answer the question “At what point in human history were there too many (English) books to be able to read them all in one lifetime?”