"Trainsforming America" is a new documentary that takes a hard look at why America has fallen behind the rest of the world when it comes to properly investing in an efficient passenger rail system.
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Traffic lights haven’t changed much over the years. We’ve added cameras here and sensors there, but the basic concept is the same. Now, traffic engineers across the country are working with traffic
French energy company EDF is joining forces with wind turbine firm Vestas to create the world's first 'stealth' wind farm, which is designed to minimize interference to radar systems. The site,
This week Honda introduced its connected car and automated driving technologies at the 2014 ITS World Congress in Detroit. Marking the first-ever U.S. demonstration of Honda's automated driving
Previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of an enormous digital mapping project that has transformed scientists' knowledge of this iconic landscape. A
Things to know about the newly launched Apple Watch: 1. It is Apple's first wearable device. 2. The smartwatch features a square face made from sapphire crystal and the watch case is available in
With a completely new platform, more fuel efficient engines and new safety technology, the all-new 2015 Volvo XC90 SUV signals a new direction for the Swedish automaker. Volvo has officially unveiled the
BOOK REVIEW: Bridgette Meinhold’s Urgent Architecture Showcases 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a Changing World
James&Mau's Casa El Tiemblo is an energy-efficient home made of four stacked shipping containers. Urgent Architecture is an organized, straightforward, no-nonsense collection of prefabricated,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWZF-XMWiRM#t=54 Move over Breville - making great juice just got a whole lot more exciting. Japanese food company Kagome has found a way to transform fruits and
When the country with the largest oil reserves in the world decides to start investing in renewable energy, it may well be a sign that the age of big oil is coming to an end. While the US is still focused
INHABITAT: How would you describe your signature style? As we all know, we're in the era of the 'iconic building' and the 'starchitect'. However facile this might be, the designs of public institutions
The smartphone capital of the world has found an innovative and environmentally-friendly way to charge all those homegrown Samsungs and other mobile devices—Seoul, South Korea, is planning to install
ECHO's flexible homes are made from 100-sq-ft prefab modules and feature a distinctive pyramid roof that lets natural light flow inside. They can stand-alone as a simple garden room, or link to other
Did you know that melanin, the pigment in hair, is light sensitive and can be used as a conductor? Well, that's what an 18 year old in Nepal recently discovered, and is now using human hair to replace
The long-awaited promise of prefab construction is that it would bring us higher quality homes for less money with significant increases in sustainability and resource efficiency. While prefab is
Google has announced the successful testing of Project Wing, an experimental "unmanned aerial vehicle," a.k.a. a drone. The project has been developed over the last two years under the auspices of the
A new study released by University of California Los Angeles researchers shows that children who were denied screen time for five days improved their ability to read nonverbal emotion cues by a greater
With a real-life driving range of about 80 miles, the current generation of the Nissan Leaf can't travel very far - but the next Leaf will have a much longer range. While it still won't be able to travel
The Egyptian pyramids are an incredible feat of human ingenuity - but they could have been built in a better way. Three physicists at Indiana State University came up with a brilliant method of stone
Did you know that only 1 percent of freshwater in the world is available for human consumption? Or that 140 litres of water are required to produce a single cup of coffee? Over 70% of water used in
Algal Turf Scrubbing After spending years studying natural solar bio-energy in Caribbean coral reefs, Walter H. Adey, PhD. developed Algal Turf Scrubber, a biomimetic system that generates a fast-growing
Sea levels are rising, floods are prevalent, and cities are at greater risk than ever due to climate change. Now that we've accepted these facts, it's time to design and build more resilient structures.
The world's largest tidal energy project just took a big step forward as Atlantis Resources announced it has finalized an $83 million funding package for the project to break ground. When it is finished,
Heads up architects and green building buffs - the world’s largest sustainable building event, Greenbuild, is coming up in New Orleans from October 22-24! This year the Big Easy is hosting this
The South Napa earthquake that struck northern California on Sunday has cracked open new fears among state residents that "the big one" is imminent. The 6.0-magnitude earthquake was the largest to strike
An earthquake early warning system for California was finalized two years ago and passed into law last year, but it has not yet been implemented pending funding. Given that estimates of the cost of last
Al Hamra Real Estate Development just appointed sustainable architecture studio A++ to design 150 new luxury villas on Falcon Island in Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE. The new residences are designed to LEED
Shanghai to San Francisco in two hours flat? It’s possible, according to the Harbin Institute of Technology, which is developing a supersonic submarine capable of traveling at a blistering 3600 mph.
Doctors from the Peking University Third Hospital in China have performed the world's first implant of a 3D-printed human vertebra. After 12-year-old Minghao sustained a soccer injury, subsequent tests
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