Talking of innovation, here's the first innovation in waste disposal since the wheelie bin. Massive see through public bins so you can see how full they are and, more importantly, you can see whether they're for cardboard or plastic.
This also highlights the failure of the graphics. Don't get me started about the inconsistency of bin colour coding. Green meaning normal waste, garden waste or recycling depending which local authority you live in. Don't get me started on that because that's another blog post.
I was trying to find a particular photo on Flickr the other day. Couldn't find it. Using ever more hopeful search terms I ended up searching for "lines". Didn't find the photo but here are some of the results. Very pleasing.
Cycled to Cambridge the other day. On the outskirts of the city, as part of a science park, they have a shared cycle path called Francis Crick Avenue.
The internet says, "The path is decorated with 10,257 colourful stripes which represent the four nucleotides of the BRCA2 gene. BRCA2 (Breast Cancer Type 2 susceptibility protein) was discovered at the Sanger Institute by Prof. Michael Stratton and Dr Richard Wooster in 1995. Each end of the path is marked by a sculpture of the DNA double helix magnified 750,000,000 times."