Christoph Strouse

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Incredible Real-World Applications Prove the IoT Is Here to Stay

Industrial accidents? Air pollution?Actionable change is already occurring on the business application side of the IoT.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) has its fans and skeptics, both of whom present their cases as to why it will or won’t …

Internet of Things

The World's Top Sci-Fi Writers Predict What the World Will Look Like in 20 Years

XPRIZE Sci-Fi<p>Non-profit XPRIZE describes itself as “an innovation engine.” The organization facilitates contests pitting the best minds in science …

Science Fiction

Finland’s Universal Basic Income Program Is Already Reducing Stress for Recipients

Start With the Finnish<p>Earlier this year, Finland launched a pilot program to test a universal basic income (UBI) policy by giving 2,000 of its …

Income Inequality

Has This Silicon Valley Startup Finally Nailed The Indoor Farming Model?

Indoor farming is a trendy startup space, but many of those ventures have recently failed. Plenty thinks its technology, model, and timing mean it’s the place that will finally turn greens into green.<p>“I like to call this the cathedral.” So says Matt Barnard, CEO and cofounder of the vertical …

Aquaponics

Amazon Has Made Seattle Richer and Angrier

Why the company’s charm offensive in its hometown has fallen short so far.<p>Strolling through the bustling construction zone of Amazon’s urban campus in Seattle, you instantly recognize the charm offensive the company has aimed at its hometown. “Banistas” at two outdoor stands offer bananas to …

Computer Science

Taylor Yard: Planning is ramping up to turn 41 acres on the LA River into a big park

Thanks to $2 million from the State Coastal Conservatory<p>State officials have greenlit giving the city of Los Angeles $2 million to plan for the future Taylor Yard River Park on the Los Angeles River.<p>The public park will ultimately fit into a fully restored segment of the LA River between Griffith …

Urban Design

Meet The Man Who Built A Nightclub Into His Beverly Hills Mansion To Make LA Nightlife More Exciting

Eccentric Los Angeles nightlife fixture James Goldstein was tired of his home city lagging behind other world-class cities’ club scenes. But he had two things that could help: a Beverly Hills mansion considered to be a “masterpiece of modern architecture” and an innate knowledge of what makes a …

Beverly Hills

New York City Seeks the 'Holy Grail' of Street Design

Why do some intersections have such high pedestrian injury rates? It’s not all about the number of cars.<p>In 2011, there were 15 injury-causing crashes at Seventh Avenue and West 23rd Street in New York City. Nine involved pedestrians struck by vehicles. The intersection boasts one of the highest …

See The March For Science Protests Around The World

On April 22, 1970, nearly 20 million Americans (including members of both houses of Congress) came out to march in various cities to protest the …

Clean Technology

Planet analytics: big data, sustainability, and environmental impact

What is the relation between big data applications and sustainability? What is the net effect of improved efficiency versus increased resource …

Big Data

Facebook says the first technology to replace smartphones will be controlled with our brains

Leaders like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg believe the nascent technology, known as augmented reality, could eventually replace all screens, including TVs. They say that when you can display virtually anything onto the world around you, the need for physical displays is essentially erased.<p>The …

Augmented Reality

American energy use, in one diagram

How much energy we use, what kind, and how much is wasted.<p>Spring brings new growth, new possibilities, and, best of all, a new spaghetti diagram from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) at the Department of Energy.<p>Every year, LLNL produces a new energy flow chart showing the sources of US …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Why America’s Richest Cities Keep Getting Richer

They are not just the places where the most ambitious and talented people want to be—they are where such people feel they need to be.<p>In the fall of 2013, in a hotel suite overlooking New York City’s Times Square, the gaming giant Electronic Arts unveiled <i>Cities of Tomorrow</i>, the latest addition to …

Real Estate

28 incredible skyscrapers of the future

12 eerie photos of enormous Chinese cities completely empty of people

Throughout China, there are hundreds of cities that have almost everything one needs for a modern, urban lifestyle: high-rise apartment complexes, developed waterfronts, skyscrapers, and even public art. Everything, that is, except one major factor: people.<p>These mysterious — and almost completely …

Urbanism

75 U.S. mayors won’t enforce climate policy rollback

Cities pledge to double down on climate action in response to an executive order signed by President Donald Trump<p>In an executive order signed yesterday, President Donald Trump proposed sweeping changes to the way the country regulates energy production and emissions, including rolling back most …

California solar + wind record high at 49.2%, renewable electricity peaks above 56%

Solar power in California started setting production records on February 24th – production peaks have continued to occur since then. On Thursday of last week renewables broke 56% of total demand. This record is partially the result of a national 2016 installation boom of greater than 14GW of solar …

Renewable Energy

Alphabet’s Plan To Help 70 Cities Get Smart–For Less

Smart cities are slow and wildly expensive to design. Sidewalk Labs wants to change that.<p>When Alphabet announced it would get into the business of urbanism–with the creation of a spinoff company called Sidewalk Labs–it was easy to imagine the company developing cities much like it develops …

Smart Cities

Chinese city gets bike highway in the sky

Copenhagen’s Bicycle Snake is a wonderful ride and a fun design by Dissing + Weitling Architecture. Now the firm has completed a 7.6 km (4.7 mi) …

Hong Kong

Mind-Bending Drone Photo Manipulations Turn America into a Roller Coaster

Turkish photographer Aydın Büyüktaş creates 'Inception'-esque composite images of American landscapes.<p>Digitally manipulating the curvature of Earth, the photographs of Aydın Büyüktaş go beyond the limitations of human vision. Previously transforming a variety of locations in Turkey into dream-like …

Drones

Virtual Reality Makes Hirshhorn Museum Infinity Mirrors Exhibit Accessible For Wheelchair Users

Because art is for everyone.<p>For many people, virtual reality is simply a way to play games and have cool, enhanced experiences, like touring the White House through 360-degree images. But in the case of a museum in Washington, D.C., it’s a way to make a <i>really cool</i> exhibit accessible for …

Museums

Five Models for Making Sense of Complex Systems

<i>My new</i> <i>book on visual thinking</i> <i>is out!</i> http://amzn.to/2fvrETG<p>In one of the classes I teach at CCA, students were confused by mental models, conceptual …

SPACE10 creates an open-source Growroom you can build at home

SPACE10, a future-living lab and exhibition space in Copenhagen, wants to change the modern food industry. In September, we shared news of the …

An MIT professor is transforming an abandoned WWII military village into a futuristic commune

Following World War II in 1947, Patrick Henry Village was founded as a military base with housing, schools, shops, a library, medical clinics, and restaurants. In 2013, the US Army abandoned the area, but it hasn't been completely deserted. In 2015, a small portion of Patrick Henry Village was …

Abandoned Buildings

12 major cities that are starting to go car-free

In late 2016, Madrid's Mayor Manuela Carmena reiterated her plan to kick personal cars out of the city center.<p>On Spanish radio network Cadena Ser, she confirmed that Madrid's main avenue, the Gran Vía, will only allow access to bikes, buses, and taxis before she leaves office in May 2019. It's part …

Bike Lanes

China's first vertical forest is rising in Nanjing

Stefano Boeri Architetti is bringing the vertical forest concept popularized in Milan to Nanjing, China with the Nanjing Towers. The two green towers …

How A Smart University Design Can Help Revitalize A City

Monterrey Tec’s plan to reintegrate with its surrounding neighborhood is bringing over $1 billion in investments to a previously neglected area.<p>When the Tecnológico de Monterrey was built in 1943, all that surrounded it were wide-open fields. Slowly, Monterrey Tec grew into a multi-campus …

Solar Employs More People In U.S. Electricity Generation Than Oil, Coal And Gas Combined

In the United States, more people were employed in solar power last year than in generating electricity through coal, gas and oil energy combined. According to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy, solar power employed 43 percent of the Electric Power Generation sector’s workforce in …

Renewable Energy

34 giant Chinese infrastructure projects that are reshaping the world

Over the next 10 years, the country plans to move 250 million people— the equivalent population of Indonesia — into the country's rapidly growing megacities.<p>To accommodate that enormous migration, the country has invested billions of dollars in massive infrastructure projects. Some are already …

China

Wireless charging for cars, phones, and everything else electric is coming soon

We’ve got the pretty pictures to prove it.<p>Electricity is amazing. You spin a coil of wire through a magnetic field and next thing you know everyone with access to an outlet has clean, quiet, instantaneous, and virtually unlimited power at their fingertips, whenever they need it. Wild.<p>It does have a …

Wireless Charging