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En una ciudad como Lima donde los autos continúan ganándole terreno a los peatones, se agradece un concurso que intente revertir esta doble inercia …

Dreamscapes: 8 Architectural Visions for the Future of Cities

Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut’s fantastical structures and futuristic urban landscapes are not to everyone’s liking, but one thing is for sure: They always get the internet talking. The images below are a case in point: His vision for Paris portrays the French capital as an über green …

Future world attractions: 50 incredible sights coming to planet Earth

Lovehomeswap.com’s list features nine huge projects in China, such as the giant Phoenix Towers, due for completion in 2018, and the eye-catching Changsha Bridge, to open next year; six in the US, including New York’s answer to the London eye and the colossal Crazy Horse Memorial; and three in …

The man who can send you to Mars

Think you’ve got the right stuff to make it to Mars? Richard Hollingham talks to the man selecting astronauts for a privately funded mission to the Red Planet.<p>This is the pitch: a perilous one-way journey to a dead, distant world, leaving your family behind for the rest of your life, before dying …

Chronic Disease

Why We Should Build Cloud Cities on Venus

"At 50 kilometers up, Venus is remarkably Earth-like, excluding the need for any serious terraforming projects."<p>Geoffrey Landis, 59, of Columbus, Ohio, is a scientist and prolific science fiction writer. Last year, he was the recipient of the Robert A. Heinlein Award, given in honor of the sci-fi …

This bike path is made entirely of solar panels

If you could get up on the roof of our offices in Boston, you'd be standing amongst a bunch of solar panels. That's not so unusual.<p>But in The Netherlands, they're experimenting with putting solar panels in a much more unusual place: Bike paths.<p>A bike path made of solar panels opened today in a …

6 'Star Wars' Technologies That May Not Be So Far, Far Away

From landspeeders to lightsabers<p>The trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> may be just 88 seconds long, but it still manages to pack a punch. (Some of us have even spent <i>way</i> too long dissecting the entire thing.) Personally, among my favorite parts of <i>Star Wars</i>—and there are many—is the amazing …

Space Travel

This Incredible Urban Park Will Be Inside One Of The World’s Busiest Airports

Under a huge glass dome in Singapore’s Changi Airport, Forest Valley offers multi-level greenery and a respite for weary travelers.<p>As fast-growing cities run out of land for traditional city parks, maybe there will be more places like Singapore’s newest green space. Forest Valley, filled with trees …

Landscaping

NASA's plan for an off-world colony: a floating city above Venus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Imagine a blimp city floating 30 miles above the scorching surface of Venus -- a home for a team of astronauts studying one of the solar system's most inhospitable planets.<p>NASA is currently doing just that; floating a concept that could one day see a 30-day manned mission to Earth's closest …

Floating Toilets That Clean Themselves Grow On A Lake

Imagine you live on a floating lake house. Open air. Chirping crickets. Clear, starry nights. Everything seems great until you need to use the bathroom.<p>The natural instinct might be to make a deposit in the water. But that wouldn't be safe. Microbes in your feces would contaminate the water and …

What the World Will Speak in 2115

A century from now, expect fewer but simpler languages on every continent<p>In 1880 a Bavarian priest created a language that he hoped the whole world could use. He mixed words from French, German and English and gave his creation the name Volapük, which didn’t do it any favors. Worse, Volapük was …

Linguistics

Vincent Callebaut's 2050 Vision of Paris as a "Smart City"

Addressing Paris’ housing and density issues, French firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures has developed a proposal for multiple high-rise buildings …

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Oscar Mariné: «Monté una compañía de camisetas para poder hacer mis primeros diseños»

<b>Oscar Mariné es uno de esos diseñadores de quienes viendo su trayectoria y su experiencia uno siente sana envidia, admiración y mucho respeto.</b> …