Sabra Medellin

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10 Picturesque Towns In Northern France To Explore

<i>Featured header image by verrier.claude.</i><p>France isn’t a country that has incredible cities and towns in short supply. In fact, it’s almost unheard of …

This Mall Is Only for the Rich, and It’s Doing Fine

At the northern tip of Miami Beach’s famed barrier island, atop what was once a tangle of mangrove-filled swamps, sits a three-story, …

Real Estate

Duisburg Germany and Huawei sign MoU to Build a Smart City - Huawei Press Center

Huawei also announces plan for Joint Innovation Center for Smart City development<p>[Duisburg, Germany, January 12, 2018] Duisburg Germany has signed a …

Bill Gates Investment Firm Building The Smart City Of The Future

What will the first truly smart cities look like?<p>The smart city is already in its infancy. In London, standard street lights have been transformed …

Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuit

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 475°. Grate frozen butter using large holes of a box grater. Toss together grated butter and flour in a medium …

Baking

10 Instagram Tools to Help You Build Your Following in 2018

Successful brands and influencers have used these tools in order to generate sizable Instagram audiences in no time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do the world's best brands and most successful influencers have in common? One comonality is a massive Instagram …

Reinvent or Die: The Transformation of Malls Under The New Economic/Urban Paradigm

<i>In this collaboration, the Spanish office Ecosistema Urbano analyzes the rise and fall of the shopping centers as an authentically American typology</i> …

The Greatest Bubble Ever: Why You Better Believe It, Part 1

During the 40 months after Alan Greenspan's infamous "irrational exuberance" speech in December 1996, the NASDAQ 100 index rose from <i>830</i> to <i>4585</i> or by</i> …

The 20 destinations you must visit in 2018

Our experts reveal their top 20 picks for the year ahead, from the beaches of Turkey to the rainforests of Nicaragua.<p>1. Turkey's Turquiose Coast<p>Sunshine-soaked and with a glittering blue seaboard, Turkey’s glorious “turquoise” coast wouldn’t normally rank as a newly rising star. The 300-mile loop …

Mind-Blowing 3D Digital Sculptures That Look Like They Actually Exist in the Real World

Surrealist artist Chad Knight has created a mind-blowing collection of 3D digital sculptures that look they actually exist in the real world. Prints …

Sculpture

Ottawa owner talks moving Senators: ‘If it becomes a disaster, yes’

OTTAWA – On the eve of the grandest celebration in modern Ottawa Senators history — what Eugene Melnyk predicted would be “the greatest outdoor game …

A Major New U.S. Report Affirms: Climate Change Is Getting Worse

The National Climate Assessment arrives as President Trump is dismantling the most sweeping U.S. climate policy.<p>Climate change is real. It’s caused by greenhouse-gas pollution released by human industrial activity. Its consequences can already be felt across every region and coastline of the United …

14 of the most beautiful public spaces in the world, according to urban designers

Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois.<p><i>Chicago Mile</i><p>'It was clearly a game-changer, not only for Chicago and the real estate that surrounds the park, …

The 5 Best Breads for Making French Toast | MyRecipes

At its core French toast is a peasant dish. When every cent of your food budget counts, not a single scrap can be wasted, even those errant scraps of …

Switzerland Is Getting A Network Of Medical Delivery Drones

Matternet’s new system will let hospitals quickly move samples to labs and get extra blood for emergencies. It’s the first of its kind operating in a dense, urban environment.<p>When a hospital needs to rush a delivery from a lab somewhere else in a densely populated city–for example, when a surgeon …

How Evaporating Water Could Replace All Nuclear Power

Research has been published in the journal 'Nature'.<p>Evaporating water could provide enough energy to replace nearly all of the world’s nuclear power …

Cities Need To Transition To Circular Economies: Google Wants To Help

The company has made strides in making its own operations and buildings focus on reuse and recycling–now it wants to apply the lessons it has learned to urban environments.<p>Cities–home to half the world’s population–are already ahead of national governments in meeting goals to cut carbon emissions. …

New 'Biosensitive' Tattoo Ink Can Read What's In Your Blood

Biosensor tattoos are the less dorky future of smart wearables.<p>Thanks to wearable technology, you can go for a run and a fitness tracker will tell …

Facebook Needs to Make a Babelfish to Achieve Human-Level Intelligence

Douglas Adams' translating fish is inspiring researchers.<p>One of Facebook’s biggest technology goals is also one of the biggest in computing: How can …

This Fungus Discovered In A Pakistani Landfill Likes To Eat Plastic

Polyester polyurethane makes a delicious meal for the Aspergillus tubingensis fungus, offering a potential solution to some of our insane plastic problem.<p>Out of all the plastic ever made–an estimated 8.3 billion metric tons–most of it still exists as waste in some form, whether that’s in a landfill …

Elon Musk's Plans Include Passenger Rocket to Anywhere on Earth

From here to everywhere in an hour or less.<p>SpaceX founder Elon Musk revealed Friday that, his company’s name notwithstanding, his rockets can do more …

The Shirt Of The Future Will Be Made By Methane-Eating Bacteria

By using a greenhouse gas as the basis for a new material, Mango Materials wants to create a new model of garment production that cleans up the atmosphere as it makes us new clothes.<p>When it wafts from landfills or dairy farms, waste methane–a greenhouse gas 30 times more potent than CO2–is usually …

In the future we'll all fly personal drones like this

At least until they perfect jetpacks or teleportation.<p>Regular flying drones might be annoying, unsafe invaders of privacy, but what about a drone you can climb into and fly to the grocery store?<p>The appropriately named PassengerDrone company, based in Switzerland, promises just that with its new …

Drones

MIT Breakthrough Lets Amputees Feel Movement in a Bionic Limb

The low-impact limb replacement is on its way.<p>Being a double-amputee himself, MIT’s High Herr knows a thing or two about the realities of replacement …

Bucking Trump, These Cities, States and Companies Commit to Paris Accord

Representatives of American cities, states and companies are preparing to submit a plan to the United Nations pledging to meet the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions targets under the Paris climate accord, despite President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement.<p>The unnamed group — …

Climate

French president excoriates Trump in English over US withdrawal from climate deal

French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a stinging rebuke to US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change on June 1. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>Today the president of the United States, Donald Trump, announced his decision to</i> …

Donald Trump’s Choice to Leave the Paris Agreement Was Bad Business

The “ultimate dealmaker” couldn’t recognize a good deal when it was right in his face.<p>Donald Trump, the character, and Donald Trump, the man, don't have much in common. Donald Trump the character was created in the ’80s and came to be synonymous with wealth and business expertise. Donald Trump, the …

Donald Trump

AP Explains: Why China is stepping up against climate change

BEIJING (AP) — By backing off the U.S. commitment to address climate change, President Donald Trump leaves an opening for a chief economic rival, …

Fossil Fuels

Tech leaders defy Trump on climate deal

<b>The biggest US tech firms are rallying behind the 2015 Paris climate agreement, despite President Trump's decision to leave it.</b><p>Mr Trump's move has been met with dismay from other world leaders signed up to the accord - but much of the outcry can be heard on the west coast of his own country.<p>The …

Environmentalism