Friday, July 20, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows of sustainable paper

From Scientific American:

I promise not to give anything away, just wanted to highlight a few facts about the impending mega-release: its first printing will consume 16,700 tons of paper (which, depending on whose estimates of tree per piece of paper you believe, equals roughly 400,800 trees), according to Scholastic.

Also from SciAm:
Does anyone know how to restart the sun with a bomb?