Working on a mastodon #meetup in London, UK for the new year. Just finalizing booking the venue. Its a #openweb project join the github page if you would like to help make it happen. https://github.com/Openmedianetwork/openweb/projects/2
I don't know of another closed system research facility that's as big and elaborate as biosphere2, so it's too bad they're not really doing much closed system research there anymore...
The closest thing they're doing these days is what they call a landscape observation experiment in what was originally the system's agricultural area. They've got these massive sloping steel troughs embedded with sensors and filled with volcanic gravel.
A mighty war rages across the multiverse. It is the war between
Who will win? Who SHOULD win?
1. Mathlike parens! As seen in, eg, combinatory logic.
(a b c) means (a , (b , c))
2. But Lisp says NOOOPE! to that. In Lisp,
(a b c) means (a , (b, (c, NIL)))
and if you want the first type you have to say
(a b . c)
with an extra dot that you have to parse and omg wtf
BUT it's also pretty great for lists!
This war sucks but will never end.