Ernesto M

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Singapore's first automated underground bicycle parking system rolls out in Admiralty

SINGAPORE - Cyclists in Admiralty now have a safe and weatherproof option for parking their two-wheelers, with Singapore’s first automated …

Helmets

Can vertical farming feed the world and change the agriculture industry?

Year after year, cities expand and pristine natural habitats are turned into farms and pastures to support the world’s growing population. But …

Aquaponics

Tesla vs. Rasa: Musk Has New Competition in This Hydrogen-Powered Car

Tesla has some hydrogen-powered competition on its hands. The Rasa, a car designed by British automaker Riversimple, uses reverse electrolysis to …

Tesla

World in Progress: A lab for the future - Smart Cities in Finland

The "Smart cities" of the future will be digital and connected, using smart technology to improve the transport network, cutting down on resource …

Smart Cities

Why router-based attacks could be the next big trend in cybersecurity

A joint statement issued by DHS, FBI, and NCSC claim that Russian state-sponsored hackers are leveraging vulnerabilities in routers to harvest …

‘Smart City projects set to gather momentum’

After wasting nearly half of the project period, the Kochi Smart City projects are all set to gather momentum, going by what the project managers are …

95% of World's Population Breathes Unsafe Air

A report released Tuesday found that 95 percent of the world's population is exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution, CNN reported.<p>The Health …

How does a city get to be 'smart'? This is how Tel Aviv did it

Smart cities, digital cities, virtual cities, connected cities. Are these just trendy buzzwords? Perhaps. But these types of cities are supported by …

When Cities Are As Creative And Collaborative As Startups

The finalists for Cities of Service’s Engaged Cities Award have a lot in common with today’s top companies. Just look at these inventive approaches to local challenges such as transparency and access to healthy food.<p>Many cities are very much like a legacy company—rich in history and earned …

Smart City Photovoice Project

From DU, came Community-Engaged Fellows like Molina, a member of a cohort of undergraduate and graduate students that help to deepen the university’s …

Graphene used to make stronger, greener concrete

Graphene, the "wonder material" composed of a one-atom-thick sheet of linked carbon atoms, is the world's strongest manmade material. Now, scientists …

Engineering

How Finland is Revolutionising the Future of Urban Transport

With two-thirds of the world’s population set to live in cities by 2050, creating accessible, environmentally-sustainable urban mobility solutions …

Transportation

How to recycle your used and unwanted gadgets

You're probably used to sorting your garbage into bins: green for paper or blue for plastic and glass. But when it comes to electronics, we're still used to selling those off or tossing them into the trash heap. Unfortunately, our gadget addiction has real consequences for the planet, making it …

Sustainability

Humanity could be waste-free if we lived in a Circular Economy — here's how it would work

Read the full transcript below:<p><b>Teresa Domenech:</b> Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to really own a car, own a house, or own a phone. What if we just use what we need in the way we need it and then when we no longer need it or when we need something else we just change it easily.<p>Hello, my name …

Are electric bikes the future of transportation? We tested one to find out

At first glance, it might seem like the standard bicycle doesn’t have much you could improve on. It gets you to your destination faster, provides a …

Electric Vehicles

Australia needs $55b worth of projects

More than $55 billion of priority projects are needed to shape Australia's cities and regions in the next 15 years, Infrastructure Australia says.<p>NSW …

Plant urban trees and forests for happier and healthier cities

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p>Trees in cities boost mental health, filter out …

WA-designed clear glass solar windows gear up for production

WA company gears up to commercialise its "world-first" clear glass solar windows, with listing on ASX.

This London bench absorbs as much pollution as 275 trees

London has got a new ally in the fight against its air pollution crisis: hedge 2.0.<p>The CityTree is a strange mix of bench and hedge, but is very …

Bottled water from major brands like Aquafina, Nestle, and Dasani contains tiny plastic particles — here's what that does to your body

You're drinking plastic, I'm drinking plastic, we're all drinking plastic. Bottled water drinkers may be drinking the most plastic of all.<p>A new study released by Orb Media estimates that on average, a liter of bottled water from big brands like Dasani, Aquafina, and Nestle, contains roughly 10.4 …

Taipei is using a blockchain alternative to transform into a smart city

We are living in the age of the Internet of Things (IoT) where resources, data, and services are increasingly being traded between machines. As …

Blockchain

Grab Financial could disrupt banking sector

BANKS might soon be the next taxis. Grab's new fintech platform Grab Financial - which it launched on Tuesday - will impact and may one day disrupt …

Singapore

Harvesting Energy From Solar Panels — Rain or Shine

A new type of hybrid solar cell can charge even on drizzly days, collecting spare electrons from falling raindrops.<p>Solar energy holds great promise …

Singapore’s leading-edge technologies are taking Asia by storm

While Singapore may not immediately leap to mind when one thinks of innovation, a quick visit will reveal why the Lion City recently claimed top spot on the Global Innovation Index as “Asia’s most innovative economy.” With a foundation built on a rich cultural heritage, contemporary Singapore is …

Innovation

These scientists think peace and quiet should be a human right

Noise pollution is terrible for your health, but they want to find a solution.<p>Step onto the streets of New York or any other major city and you will be greeted with a barrage of noise. It might come from car horns, sirens, barking dogs, jackhammers, or any number of other sources. But whatever …

York University

This New Hybrid Solar Cell Can Harvest Electricity From Actual Raindrops

Whaaaaaat.<p>As advanced and efficient as our solar panels are becoming, they're still pretty much useless when rain clouds arrive overhead. That could …

Transforming German cities into organic food gardens

With ever more people living in urban centers, food security — and quality — is becoming a pressing issue. In Germany, cities are increasingly taking …

Titanium helps perovskite solar cells do a lead detox

Over the last few years, perovskite has proven itself to be a promising material for photovoltaic solar cells, but it's not without its problems. …

Masterplan of Singapore's underground spaces ready by 2019

February 05, 2018 5:00 AM<br>The plan, which maps out Singapore's underground spaces and their potential uses, will be released as part of the next …

Singapore

Australian cities are far from being meccas for walking and cycling

Australian city planners are seeking ways to make cities better for walking and cycling.<p>Walkability and cyclability are attractive and “green” urban …