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4 Smart Designs For New Cities That Can Withstand Any Storm

The ONE Prize competition drew dozens of entries from around the world, including everything from artificial islands to a bridge with giant …

Cities

WaterWise Freeway Corridor And Biomimicry

In the natural world, when something is introduced to an environment, it becomes an integral part; it provides for the overall system as opposed to …

Biomimicry

What Exactly Is A Smart City?

By Boyd Cohen4 minute Read<p>Having worked in the smart cities space for several years now, I am encouraged by the growth of the sector and the pace of …

Urbanism

Hamburg's Plan to Eliminate Cars in 20 Years

About 40% of the area of Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, is made up of green areas, cemeteries, sports facilities, gardens, parks and …

Sea Level

When Tech Culture And Urbanism Collide

The city is the most complex machine ever invented. Running optimally, the city generates opportunity and provides a platform for interaction, ideas, …

Mars One is serious about this one-way trip to space

<b>(Mars One)</b><p>The private mission announced that it’s partnered with two lead suppliers<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>December 10, 2013 9:11pm (UTC)<p>Mars One, the private not-for-profit foundation planning to send a select few of over 200,000 hopeful applicants on a one-way trip to the Red Planet, announced Tuesday that …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Biologists Create 'Zombie Cells' In The Lab Which Outperform Living Counterparts

Biological researchers have created dead 'zombie' cells in the lab which outperform living cells.<p>Seriously.<p>A team at Sandia National Laboratories and …