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Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku Wins Design of the Year

Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku just won the coveted 2014 Design of the Year from London's Design Museum. Built with Hadid's signature …

Architecture

Is This the World's First Building With a Bio-based Façade?

Dutch Studio Marco Vermeulen just unveiled what they call "the world's first building with a bio-based facade" in the village of Dinteloord in the …

Natural Gas

Hospital Design Needs To Follow Technology's Lead

In almost every industry, technology has made a dramatic impact on quality and cost. Consider the finance industry. Three years ago, you had to go to a bank or ATM to deposit a check. Now that’s done via the bank’s smartphone app. Technology has reset expectations of a “bank” to the point that many …

The Week in Review: Iraq Uprising

Inside Flipboard / June 20, 2014<p>Formerly associated with al-Qaeda, militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have crossed the border …

Facebook talks progress for developing mobile markets

Facebook is looking to connect as much of the world as possible, and that includes emerging markets where connectivity and access to hardware is …

Mobile

GM’s new app lets you scan license plates and text the drivers

The folks at GM’s China R&D division have been hard at work thinking up new ways to connect drivers, and the by-product is a prototype app called …

Apps

International Innovation app review : A free weekly magazine about the progress the world makes

Introduction<p>Innovation is one of the most important drives of the current era we are living in. There is innovation all around us at any time, and …

SpeakEasy Voice Recorder app review: a handy way to record memos

Introduction<p>Many times a day we find ourselves wanting to make a note, memo, reminder about something and often we don't have the time or tools …

SolarCity is trying to become the Apple of solar power

SolarCity is already the largest installer of residential solar panels in the United States. Now the company is going a step further, buying up solar manufacturer Silevo and planning to build one of the world's biggest solar-panel factories in upstate New York.<p>SolarCity's ultimate goal is to drive …

New solar power plant is the first to go 'supercritical', but solar's long-term cost and efficiency still questioned - ExtremeTech

New solar power plant is the first to go ‘supercritical’, but solar’s long-term cost and efficiency still questioned<p>By on June 17, 2014 at 1:31 …

Energy

Energy Sector Is Facing Increasing Pressure From Climate Change

<b>Published on</b> June 19th, 2014 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>14<p>June 19th, 2014 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>A report published by the World Energy Council states that “the energy …

US vs China: Two very different solar strategies

Both the United States and China are working hard to slash the costs of solar energy. But they're going about it in two very different ways.<p>It's …

T-Mobile CEO: We Don't Need No Stinking Fire Phone, Over 12K iPhone 5S Test Drives Take The Edge Off

Clearly, T-Mobile CEO John Legere doesn’t mince words and knows how to toot the company horn with strategic timing. Earlier this week, the ‘Un-carrier’ announced a week-long, free “test drive” campaign for Apple's iPhone 5S starting this Monday, 6/23. Of course, this was coincident with the …