Matthew Stanford

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Toyota i-Road Test Drive: Is This Three-Wheeled Electric Vehicle The Answer To Urban Gridlock?

You might say I was dizzy with delight.<p>The nausea began, of all places, in the middle of a parking lot at Toyota’s secretive research-and-development facility an hour outside Tokyo.<p>Exuberance over being given three minutes behind the wheel of an experimental vehicle called the Toyota i-Road had …

The quiet life begins in a peaceful home

Christmas guests, noisy neighbours and the array of household appliances in the average house can turn a home into a place of noise and Bedlam, but a 2014 campaign based on technology wants to change all that<p><i>Well, I soon lost track of m' kids 'n' wife,<br>So many people there I never saw in m' life<br>That</i> …

Peter Doolittle: How your "working memory" makes sense of the world

An app to save energy, one office worker at a time

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Turns out helping office workers create personalized comfort zones is also a good way for building owners to save money. A …

Low-Income School in Hong Kong Named 'Greenest School on Earth'

A low-income school in Hong Kong was just named one of the “Greenest Schools on Earth” by the U.S. Green Building Council! Sing Yin Secondary School …

Magical Dome House in Remote Thailand Constructed in Six Weeks for Just $8000!

Steve Areen is not your typical builder. After a long career as a flight attendant for Delta Airlines, he had an opportunity to build his own dome …

Design

German Scientists Believe Straw Could be Used to Power Millions of Homes

Scientists from the Thueringian Regional Institute for Agriculture, the German Biomass Research Center, and the Helmholtz Center for Environmental …

The biggest problem for parents of a child with special needs? Other people

Jane McCready is used to her 10-year-old son being gawped at "as if he were a circus freak" but she will never be reconciled to it. "Children are one thing, they don't know any better. But these are adults. They look at Johnny and their mouths fall open and they just stare. And I think: didn't …

Match Cooking Prep System Helps People with Autism Spectrum Disorder Prepare Meals

"What's more important than feeding yourself?" asks 23 year-old industrial designer Amanda Savitzky. Amanda knows that independence in the kitchen is …

World's First Carbon Negative Building Block Unveiled in the UK

The Carbon Buster is the world’s first building block to capture more carbon dioxide than is emitted during its manufacturing (14kg per ton). The …

S1 Solar LED Lamp by d.light Aims to Provide a Brighter Future for Rural Areas in Asia and Africa

With hopes of replacing hazardous kerosene wick lamps, d.light has created a series of affordable solar LED Lamps for areas without a reliable source …

Hack a Day modder builds a custom controller for disabled gamers

Sure, when tinkerer Caleb Kraft found out that pressure switches marketed at the disabled were massively overpriced, he got mad like anybody else. But then he decided to get even the best way he knew how: by building his own, and posting the plans for all to follow on <i>Hack a Day</i>for free. The project …

Camp Twin Lakes Treehouse is a Green Utopia for Special Needs Kids

Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Georgia, a non-profit organization which opened in 1993, “provides places and paths for children with serious illnesses …

VIDEO: Tokyo's eco-cycle park bicycle elevator stores 144 bikes underground

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jA_yUOmvzk<p>Tokyo’s underground bicycle storage system looks more like an elaborate mechanism from a sci-fi movie than …

Brooklyn Couple Lives Comfortably in This Tiny 240 Square Foot NYC Apartment

Small NYC apartments have been getting a lot of attention after Mayor Bloomberg announced his plan for an upcoming micro-apartment building in the …

SOM's Timber Towers Could Cut the Carbon Footprint of Tall Buildings by 75 Percent

The internationally renowned design firm Skidmore, Owings and Merril (SOM) just published the findings of their “Timber Tower Research Project,” …

How to escape education's death valley | Sir Ken Robinson

Rawlemon’s Spherical Solar Energy-Generating Globes Can Even Harvest Energy from Moonlight

The solar energy designers at Rawlemon have created a spherical, sun-tracking glass globe that is able to concentrate sunlight (and moonlight) <b>up to</b> …

The number of the miffed

350 is a popular number among people concerned about climate change. That is because 350 parts per million (ppm) of carbon-dioxide in the atmosphere …

Vance's Three Rules For Success

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