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MIT researchers develop scalable manufacturing process for graphene sheets

Among the almost limitless use cases for commercial-scale graphene is filtration. MIT engineers say they've now developed a scalable production …

Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>October 03, 2017</b><p>What does it take to create the career you want? It's no secret that the world of work has changed, and we're shifting toward an ever more entrepreneurial, self-reliant, work-from-wherever-you-are economy. That can be a liberating force, and many …

How the Evolving Green Building Movement is Shifting the Way We Live

A Q&A with Mahesh Ramunujam, president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, who developed the LEED certification program.<p>Earth Day is fast …

Finland's two-year universal basic income experiment is coming to an end

The Finnish government is planning to conclude its much-touted universal basic income experiment at the end of a two-year study period instead of …

That Gorgeous Toronto Condo You Signed Up For? They Just Scrapped It

Builders in Toronto’s frenzied condo market are walking away from giant towers they have pre-sold, reflecting a rougher road to profits -- and …

Miami’s Best Pool Parties – Ranking the Top Ten

What’s Bruce Makowsky’s $250M Bel Air spec home really worth?

Developer Bruce Makowsky (inset) and his $250M home as well as brokers Rochelle Maize of Nourmand & Associates, F. Ron Smith of Partners Trust and …

Check out the views from the 76th floor of Panorama Tower

View from the 76th floor of Panorama and a rendering of the tower (Credit: Florida East Coast Realty)<p>At 85 stories and 830 feet tall, Florida East …

Miami Beach board moves to create overlay district to keep out chain restaurants, stores

Ocean Drive in Miami Beach<p>The Miami Beach Planning Board on Tuesday approved an ordinance that would establish the “Art Deco-MiMo Commercial …

How Batteries Will Become Standard in Residential Solar Systems

In any solar installation, there are two main components. There's the solar panels that turn the sun's energy into electricity (DC) and the inverter that turns that direct current into alternating current (AC) that can be used in the home or sent back to the grid. There may now be another component …

How much solar energy can your roof make? Just Google it

<b>Marrakech, Morocco (CNN) —</b> If you've ever thought about putting solar panels on your roof, you know that the process doesn't exactly qualify as an impulse purchase.<p>Typically, it involves multiple visits from solar installers.<p>The standard practice in the industry is to go up on the rooftop with a …

Google Earth

8 lies you're telling yourself while trying to find your purpose in life

In a highly capitalistic society, it makes sense that our sense of self would be derived from how we earn money.<p>We've been taught that there's who we are, what we love to do, and how we earn money, and somehow those all need to be one thing.<p>I think this is why there's so much pressure to find a job …

Real estate agents breaking the rules: Hidden camera investigation (CBC Marketplace)

Out of the shadows

Kathy Tomlinson reveals how loopholes and lax oversight are making it easy for a network of local and foreign speculators to play the system, and, in the process, fuel the steep rise in Vancouver home prices<p>Demetre Lazos says he couldn't just stand by and watch real-estate speculation, as he puts …

Inside The Design Of The World's Most Beautiful Tiny House

I admit it: I’m intrigued by tiny houses. And who can blame me? Diminutive dwellings are basically everywhere these days, with at least a half-dozen cable shows devoted to the topic (yes, <i>Tiny House Hunters</i> and <i>Tiny House Hunting</i> are actually two different shows), and sites such as Curbed and …

Growing the green community of tomorrow (Includes interview)

<b>Perhaps we can begin by having you briefly explain what Ecoville.to is all about.</b><p>Ecoville.to is the response to some obvious trends we all have …

CRA stalls Conrad Black mansion sale with liens over unpaid taxes

The sale of Conrad Black's Toronto mansion has been put on hold after the Canada Revenue Agency placed liens against the property for $15-million in unpaid income taxes, according to documents obtained by The Globe and Mail.<p>The liens against the former media magnate's mansion at 26 Park Lane Circle …

The Millennial Vacation: Blindfolded and Taken to a Tiny House

A year ago two former Harvard classmates built three 160-square-foot houses, hauled them to rural locations outside Boston, and made them available …

Blu Homes launches 16 new prefab home designs, including new tiny homes

As a dynamic force in the prefabricated green building industry, Blu Homes has consistently been pushing the boundaries of prefab home design for …

RedWorks Wants To Build Your First Home On Mars

NASA projects we’ll be on Mars by the 2030s. RedWorks has created a 3-D printing system to build your first home on the red planet.<p>For most of history, the idea of humans journeying to Mars has existed purely in the realm of imagination. As early as the 1880s, science fiction writers began …

Space Science

Growth to Watch For in 2016: Toronto's Central Waterfront

Our final installment of this year's <i>Growth to Watch For</i> series takes us along Toronto's central waterfront, an area that has perhaps seen the most …

Skyscrapers

Airbnb will Remove Illegal Hotels from San Francisco Listings

In a conciliatory gesture to lawmakers and residents, Airbnb will begin identifying and removing hosts who are breaking the law in San Francisco. The …

More US college students are living a life of indolent, hedonistic luxury

It was not long ago that college housing in the US could be (fondly or otherwise) described with words like “squalor” and “grime.” Nowadays, a better characterization might be “abject opulence.”<p>Here’s a sampling of some of the amenities offered by independent complexes like The Standard at the …

Real Estate

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5 reasons Toronto house prices won't crash in 2016

After the Greater Toronto Area's record year in 2015 for both the number of homes sold and the average price, the question is: when will it all come …

Canadian Real Estate

Noble Roam or Mobile Home ?

Omar Khadr agrees to stay in federal prison, but won’t give up youth status

Omar Khadr has agreed to remain in a federal prison — for now.<p>Lawyers for the former Guantanamo Bay detainee consented Thursday to a stay of a recent decision by the Alberta Court of Appeal that ordered he be transferred to a provincial jail.<p>But they didn't waive another part of the decision that …

Toronto unveils contingency plan in case of strike | The Star

If city staff go on strike or are locked out, garbage pickup east of Yonge Street will stop and city-operated ice arenas, museums and art galleries …