Pergamena is the last workshop in the US that turns animal skins into parchment, an ancient paper-like material that nearly disappeared after the Middle Ages. CEO Jesse Meyer runs the family leather tannery business that has been in operation since 1550. MORE STILL STANDING VIDEOS: How Metal Workers In India Are Keeping A 600-Year-Old Art
Papyrus paper originated in ancient Egypt. Today, just one village still makes the paper, but after a year without tourists, workers are struggling to keep their doors open. Saied and Atef sell their products locally in Egypt. MORE STILL STANDING VIDEOS: How One Of The Last Dye Houses In Egypt Keeps Ancient Hand Dyeing Alive
Solar panels are not new. But now Tesla is using batteries to store power from the sun for use during peak electricity hours at night. Stephanie Elam reports from Hawaii’s island of Kauai which is beginning to use the technology.
The world is continuously looking for alternative protein sources. The FT’s Paris Bureau Chief Victor Mallet discovers how insect protein is reinventing the food chain and alleviating pressure on feeding the animals that feed the world. His journey takes him to two French companies, one embracing vertical farming, while the other focuses on resourceful recycling.
Read more at https://valueofknowledge.ft.com/ Singapore’s students consistently come top in international rankings, but the city state’s didactic teaching style does not always equip pupils with the skills they will need for the workplace of the future. The government is introducing reforms to align classroom with the needs of employers – adopting aspects of the Swiss
Lightning Ridge is a small mining town outside of New South Wales, Australia renowned for its black opal, which can sell for over $10,000 per carat. But even for an expert miner, finding high-quality black opal isn’t easy. After investing tens of thousands of dollars, a miner might not find a single gem. But as
Indigenous people in Zapotitlán have been hand-making salt here for over 2,000 years. Today, producers can’t make enough money to sustain themselves. Many have abandoned their salt lands, but one producer is determined to keep his business alive. For more information, visit Juan’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/juandiego.hernandezcortes MORE STILL STANDING VIDEOS: How Indian Potters Are Reinventing
Over the past 12 months Covid-19 has curtailed countless business activities, but not money laundering. The UN estimates some $1.6tn is laundered every year, and authorities say lockdown measures have presented criminals with even greater opportunities to commit offences. But why is this, and what are countries doing to fight back? See if you get
If renewable energy is going to provide a steady source of energy to power grids, we need to find ways of storing it. Lithium-ion batteries are currently the dominant technology, but new rivals are emerging. These include vanadium batteries, hydrogen, and even volcanic rocks. Could they offer a serious challenge to lithium-ion’s supremacy? #sustainability ►
New York City is one of the most wasteful cities in the world. But none of its trash is actually processed in NYC. It’s sent to waste-to-energy facilities and landfills as far away as Ohio and South Carolina. It takes a vast network of sanitation workers, trucks, trains, cranes, and barges — and $429 million
The actual Rolex Submariner worn by Roger Moore in 1973’s Live and Let Die is hitting the auction block on November 8th at Phillips Geneva. It might not keep time, but it does include the handy buzzsaw bezel and 007’s signature. (Video by John Ryan Manning)
Charlie Hall invented the waterbed in the late 60s, at San Francisco State University. After their heyday, waterbeds developed a stigma and sales declined. Hall’s new company, Hall Flotation, aims to bring them back — and it puts an emphasis on comfort. Following is a transcript of the video: Announcer: Wouldn’t you rather spend your
June 13 (Bloomberg) — Behind two sets of ornate doors at Tiffany’s New York flagship store is a top-secret room. The Salon houses Tiffany’s most over-the-top pieces. The way you gain access is by referral or spending a lot of cash. With wedding season in full swing, Jeff Bennett, Tiffany’s vice president for the New
The Netherlands is the world’s second-largest exporter of food. But right now, its livestock sector is facing a controversial environmental challenge: reducing its nitrogen emissions. Along with that, farmers also have some tough longer-term climate change targets to hit. The FT’s Mehreen Khan finds out how they’re tackling the problems and whether their strategies are
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Air traffic controllers at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport are in charge of 909,431 takeoffs and landings at the world’s busiest airport (in a normal year). But the job isn’t easy. Not only are lives on the line, but any mistake at Atlanta could cause a ripple effect of delays across the country and the world.
Ceylon cinnamon is native to just one region of the world. And producing it requires hours of delicate work. Even the most skilled workers can make only a few pounds of quills a day. One pound of cinnamon quills can cost $27. But not all spices labeled “cinnamon” are the Ceylon variety. Many in the