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Stunning Eco-Houses For A Home In The Woods

The <b>eco-houses</b> named “<b>Primeval Symbiosis</b>” (an ancient symbiosis) which consist four floors, is intended for living in <b>forest areas</b> and its shape …

This Clever Park Is A Piece Of Art That Also Cuts Airport Noise Pollution In Half

At Amsterdam's busy Schiphol Airport, a bit of genius landscaping is giving neighbors relief from the constant roar of jets.<p>If you live near a major airport, the roar of passing jets isn't just annoying—the noise is also linked to heart disease and might even eventually kill you. The more that …

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How Big Data And The Internet Of Things Create Smarter Cities

“Smart city” is a term we are going to be hearing a lot more of in the coming years. It’s thought that by 2020 we will be spending $400 billion a year building them – but what are they?<p>The idea is to embed the advances in technology and data collection which are making the Internet of Things a …

Internet of Things

Sustainable Food in the City: 10 Smart Urban Farm Designs

The world’s largest indoor farm has already proven just how amazingly successful food production can be outside of standard agricultural setups, and …

The way we live now: the rise of the energy-producing home

Design projects across the world are experimenting with new ways to generate energy through the built environment<p>Imagine living in a house that contributed to society: a house that produced energy, while consuming none itself. Well, imagine no more. After perfecting the “passivhaus”, which consumes …

Green Living

Seriously Tiny (and Slightly Strange) Hangouts That Push the Limits of Micro-Living

Could you vacation in a house the width of a truck? How about unwind in a sauna so lightweight it can be towed behind a bike? A new book of miniatures dares us to think small. Rebecca Roke's Nanotecture, a compact compendium of over 300 tiny built things, is available to preorder now through …

Architecture

The terrifying “smart” city of the future

Cities across the country are implementing smart technologies -- with grave implications for our personal freedoms<p>Imagine a world without waste. A place where the train always comes on time, where streets are plowed before snow even stops falling, and watchful surveillance cameras have sent rates …

Cities

Invest in cities, renewable energy, UN envoy Michael Bloomberg tells conference in India

Welcoming India’s efforts to confront climate change, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, Michael …

Renewable Energy

Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do

Could studying ants reveal clues to reducing highway traffic jams? Physicist Apoorva Nagar at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology thinks the answer is yes.<p>Nagar says he got interested in the topic when he came across a study by German and Indian researchers showing that ants …

Physics

A 24-Year-Old Transport Engineer Is About To Free Her City From Car Ownership

By now it's become clear that Scandinavians and Nordic nations do a lot of things better than other countries. They have the smallest gender gaps, among the highest test scores, and the lowest levels of inequality.<p>Now, they're set to rub their transportation superiority in our faces.<p>Finland's …

Transportation

30 Dublin bikes to measure city's air quality as part of CitySense project (updated) - Earth Science | siliconrepublic.com - Ireland's Technology News Service

As part of the CitySense project, 30 courier bikes in Dublin city centre will be fitted with internet of things (IoT) technology to measure the …

Tomorrow's cities - the lamp-posts watching every move

Technology reporter<p><b>Imagine an app aimed at showing thieves the best places for stealing.</b><p>It's actually not hard to do - simply pull together publicly available data on disposable income, crime levels and problems reported in a district.<p>It may reveal that the optimum place to go pilfering is in an …

Cities

How will big data impact the future of our cities?

As our cities look to become smarter and better serve those who inhabit them, there’s a growing movement towards the sharing data, acceleration of …

In focus: Smart cities

How do people, assets and information travel around our cities? The way in which urban landscapes are now designed, function and influence the …