Items for July 2015

"Enough empty floor space to cover Madrid": so why are China's ghost cities still unoccupied?

Tags: china, cities

Decoding the Medieval Volvelle

Made from circles of paper or parchment, the volvelle was part timepiece, part floppy disk, and part crystal ball

Tags: tech, middle ages

Bulletproof, fireproof, environmentally friendly homes are being made from plastic bottles

Tags: housing, tech

People In Toronto Created A Memorial To A Dead Raccoon After The City Forgot To Pick It Up

Tags: cities, animals, humor

Chain, Chest, Curse: Combating Book Theft in Medieval Times

Tags: books, middle ages