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Urban Farm

Producing food within an urban context is gaining much interest. Now, the French architectural firm Zundel and Cristea have developed an intriguing design for smaller-scale urban farms, to be dotted over the urban fabric. These farms have been designed to…

NO ENERGY REQUIRED

MIT students have created a 2,000-pound sculpture that can be ‘effortlessly’ moved with a single fingertip. The architect Brandon Clifford and architectural historian Mark Jarzombek crafted the McKnelly-Megalith in order to investigate how ancient civilizations – like the Incas in…

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EchoPanels

Acoustic panel design is not really renowned for style and/or sustainability. ‘EchoPanels‘ are changing this conception and offering a great recycling opportunity at the same time. Now they have the sound-absorbing Kirei Echopanel tile (originally seen in Green Build 2015)…

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Self-watering Green Wall

Ever increasing in popularity are ‘Living Green Walls’. They are beginning to become renowned for improving people’s health and that of the environment. In honesty however, maintenance can be a deciding factor and extremely off-putting for those with an emerging…

HATCHING AN GREAT IDEA

‘Earth Ocean Farms‘ (EOF) is a marine fish farming company found in La Paz, Baja California. Currently, they operate an offshore hatchery (fish farm) on 84 hectares of water for diverse types of marine fish. The company is dedicated to…

INFLATABLES ON VENUS

A research project to send astronauts to Venus has been unveiled by NASA. The project involves ‘lighter-than-air’ pods that accommodate explorers as they hover above the clouds. The NASA website shows a movie depicting a conceptual design that uses inflatable…

DEATH OF THE TRAFFIC LIGHT

Researchers from MIT, the Swiss Institute of Technology and the Italian National Research Council are developing a traffic system to facilitate driverless vehicles. The system would allow vehicles to pass through junctions without the need for signals whilst avoiding any…

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Most people take the artificial light that surrounds them for granted. However, hundreds of millions of people do not yet have access to electricity. Instead, they end-up using costly and harmful ‘kerosene’ lamps for lighting. Currently, roughly one quarter of…

SKYDECK

Now hold on a moment, let’s take a time-out! The aviation industry has temporarily put aside energy issues to focus on new flying experiences! Enter aerospace engineering company ‘Windspeed Technologies’. They have recently designed a bubble-shaped viewing platform for the top…

ELECTRIC V.T.O.L.

A US government agency responsible for developing military technology has produced a prototype for an ‘unmanned electric aeroplane’. The plane is capable of taking-off and landing vertically without the need for a runway. The manufacturer developing these advanced aircraft is ‘Aurora‘. They have…