Raphael Schaad

18 Magazines | 1,252 Articles | 18,418 Followers | 455 Likes | @raphael | Designer & Technologist, MIT Media Lab. Previously Flipboard and iA Writer.

National Geographic will stream DiCaprio's climate change doc film for free

Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio has recently devoted himself to raising awareness of the negative effects of climate change and his new environmental documentary <i>Before the Flood</i> will soon be on National Geographic.<p>The eco-flick is slated to premiere on National Geographic on October 30 and …



Bit palette.

Helsinki is Building Finland's Longest Bridge System—and It'll be Off-Limits to Cars

Public streetcars, pedestrians and cyclists only<p>In a symbol of their commitment to environmentally-friendly means of transportation, the Helsinki …



People are getting more electricity from solar panels than coal

Solar panels generated more electricity than coal in the past six months in a historic year for getting energy from the sun in the UK, according to a …


New Wind Turbines Could Power Japan for 50 Years After a Single Typhoon

Typhoons are generally associated with mass destruction, but a Japanese engineer has developed a wind turbine that can harness the tremendous power …



The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

Take 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. Control them with computers to focus the Sun's light to the top of …


Pachinko balls. #pachinko #japan #대박

Gardens in the sky: The rise of green urban architecture

<b>(CNN) —</b> With its balconies bursting with trees and shrubs, the "Bosco Verticale," or "Vertical Forest" is giving rise to an entirely new take on the traditional idea of the urban jungle.<p>As city dwellers feel the squeeze on their living space and recreational areas, the twin residential towers in …



Virgin With Halo

The Jungfrau (German: “virgin”) is a summit of the Bernese Alps and forms together with the Eiger and Mönch a distinctive wall in the Swiss Alps. The …

#texture for @timonus, from #seattle

Bicycles Built Based on People’s Attempts to Draw Them From Memory

In 2009 designer Gianluca Gimini started asking friends and strangers to draw a men’s bicycle from memory. While some got it right, most made …