Our Blog

News Update – April 21st 2017

Exothermic is the leader in self-reliance brand marketing, but we like to share our wisdom with the world. Here are the top stories we’ve identified this week in our markets:


  • This garden house grows enough food for three generations of one family, Vietnamese firm Vo Trong Nhia Architects are no strangers to bringing green space indoors, but their new Binh House can actually grow enough food for three generations of one large family.
  • Here’s What Our Food Might Look Like in a Climate Change-Induced Dystopia, Food scientists are already looking to some dramatic-sounding
    Image: Photograph by Heami Lee, food styling by C.C. Buckely, prop styling by Rebecca Bartoshesky, Art Direction by Allie Wist.

    options, from bugs to lab-grown meat to large fish farms, in order to feed a world whose population could approach ten billion humans by 2050. Combined with climate change, the food of the distant future may look very different.

  • How Western civilisation could collapse, Some possible precipitating factors are already in place. How the West reacts to them will determine the world’s future, says Rachel Nuwer.
  • The Survivalist Trailer Shows Why There’s No Such Thing as a Peaceful Post-ApocalypseThe Survivalist is the feature debut of writer-director Stephen Fingleton, and if the trailer’s anything to go by, it looks to be a visually stunning and creepily intimate take on the wilderness-dystopia tale. Everybody wants something, everybody needs something, and they’re willing to do just about anything to get it. And who needs a lot of dialogue when you’ve got a stockpile of weapons?
  • Salt Makes You Hungry, Not Thirsty, Study Says, “In a study carried out during a simulated mission to Mars, an international group of scientists has found exactly the opposite to be true. ‘Cosmonauts’ who ate more salt retained more water, weren’t as thirsty, and needed more energy.” So if you don’t want to gain weight on your trip to Mars, don’t eat salty chips. If you don’t want to gain weight at home, maybe you should stay away from them as well.
  • Swinging robot inspired by sloths could help future farmers, Could Robots could help us ramp up food production? Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) scientists believe so. They designed Tarzan, a robot inspired by swinging sloths, that could help future farmers more effectively monitor their crops.



Contact Us

Look! We maintain our own blog! We can help you with yours, too.