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Infographic: Saving the Earth with Sustainable Cities

With Stockhom, Hamburg and Copenhagen leading the way, urban metropolis’ worldwide are beginning to rethink their infrastructure and envision ways to …

World's Largest Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Plant Planned for China

Lockheed Martin just announced plans to partner with the Reignwood Group to construct the world’s largest Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) …

PowerWINDows: A Proposal for Skyscraper-Compatible Wind Turbines

Could a new revolution in wind-turbines be on its way? A team from Australia's University of Wollongong (UOW) have collaborated with leading marine …

Passive Vs LEED Vs Net-Zero Energy

I write about Passive Houses a lot. I think it’s time to provide some background on how this efficient-building standard compares with …

The World's First Algae-Powered Building in Hamburg

The world’s first algae-powered building in Hamburg, the BIQ House, features a bio-adaptive algae facade. International design firm Arup worked with …

Keystone XL: Oil Sands Health Concerns Rise Downstream Of Expanding Extraction

Raymond Ladouceur remembers when he could dip a cup into the Athabasca River for a drink. He remembers when the trout and muskrats were plentiful -- and when his community was healthy.<p>Despite recent heart surgery, Ladouceur, 72, still fishes and traps, as he has his whole life at Big Point in Fort …

Honda Smart Home Points California To 2020 ZNE Goal

A year after unveiling a demo domicile in Japan, Honda is bringing its EV-charging high-IQ home concept to the United States.<p>The carmaker broke …

Helical Robotics Introduces Climbing Robots for Wind Turbine Inspection

Inspecting wind turbines is not for the faint of heart. Some of the largest wind turbines possess rotating blades that are hundreds of feet in length …

Prefab Towers Built By Flying Robots: Fact Or Fiction?

The concept of the flying robot has rarely had positive connotations. Usually the very mention of the words “flying robot” or “drone” leads to talk …

New Ultra-Light Nanotube Aerogels Could Clean Up Oil Spills

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have created low-density, super-strong aerogels made of carbon nanotubes that could be key to cleaning …

How Giant Concrete Balls Could Make Wind Power More Efficient

Great balls of power!<p>Wind power is pretty great: One doesn't need to do much but build turbines and capture the energy from a passing breeze. But, like what happened to the Ancient Mariner, still air means trouble. Intermittent energy is not useful for a grid that requires a continuous supply.<p>To …

MIT Developing Floating Wind Turbines That Produce Power Even When There's No Wind

Critics of wind power keep coming back to the same old complaint: what happens when there’s no wind? A new design from researchers at MIT could …

GQ Editor's Picks: 5 Watches Market Director Ted Stafford Liked from Day 2 at Baselworld

<i>1.</i> Citizen<p>Aviation inspiration at its best. A strong dial set against a cool distressed leather strap make this timepiece one to keep an eye on this year.<p><b>2.</b> Dior<p>A substantial steel casement surrounds Dior's clean dial and a sleek gray leather straps is the finishing touch on this minimalist watch …

Talk about exclusive. Only 1 of Girard-Perregaux's all-new Constant Escapement watches will go on sale in the UK next year #baselworld

One of the perks of being Felix Baumgartner - getting the all-new #Zenith Pilot before anyone else #baselworld

We might not be able to travel through time yet, but Oris have enabled us to see through it #baselworld

Green Square Library Competition Entry / ASPECT Studios

Part park, part urban square and part garden, the public realm of the Green Square Library proposal is a unique landscape offering to this new urban …

The 'World's Greenest Commercial' Building Opens in Seattle Today

The Bullitt Center, a six-story, 50,000 square foot office building in Seattle that aspires to be the world's greenest commercial building, opens its …

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