Urban planners and architects will soon be able to take a virtual tour of houses and neighborhoods to help them make important design and planning decisions. The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering in Stuttgart says their 3D Virtual Cityscape project will offer new perspectives for urban planners creating the cities and suburbs of the future.
Reuters (July 2, 2012) A trio of Spanish architects believe that in the future humans will play an important role in generating energy for their homes. The team have designed the 'Jane Fonda Kit House', an eco-friendly ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 31, 2015) Dutch architects are constructing a 3D-printed canal-side home, which they hope will spark an environmental revolution in the house-building industry. Jim Drury reports.
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AP (Dec. 2, 2013) At the Flint Hill School, preschoolers use iPads to make picture books, Skype with penpals and practice spelling, but other schools say it's too soon and avoid electronics. When it comes to ... watch video
AP (Jan. 5, 2015) At the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, major manufacturers unveiled the latest in ultra high def 4K televisions with picture quality better than ever before. But, what consumers will ... watch video
Sep. 1, 2015 A team of geologists and physicists has generated the world's first global map of antineutrino emissions. The map provides an important baseline image of the energy budget of Earth's interior and ... read more
Sep. 1, 2015 An experiment conducted over six days at a large public garden in Singapore demonstrated self-driving golf carts that ferried 500 tourists around winding paths trafficked by ... read more
Sep. 1, 2015 New technology that transforms a cell phone into a powerful, mobile microscope could significantly improve malaria diagnoses and treatment in developing countries that often ... read more
Sep. 1, 2015 A drop of water self-heals a multiphase polymer derived from the genetic code of squid ring teeth, which may someday extend the life of medical implants, fiber-optic cables ... read more
Aug. 31, 2015 Hard, complex materials with many components are used to fabricate some of today's most advanced technology tools. However, little is still known about how the properties of ... read more
Sep. 25, 2013 Few living environments are more universally maligned than the suburbs. The suburbs stand accused of being boring, homogeneous, inefficient, car-oriented, and sterile. Some critics even argue that ... read more
Sep. 11, 2013 A London skyscraper -- nicknamed "The Walkie Talkie" -- that unwittingly projected scorching sunbeams onto the streets below has highlighted the need for city planners to use a more ... read more
Oct. 30, 2012 Given the growing need for making cities greener and safer spaces in environmental terms, researchers are aiming to design and develop a green ceramic system for architectural applications. They seek ... read more
Apr. 13, 2012 Noise levels, fine particulate matter, traffic volumes – these data are of interest to urban planners and residents alike. A three-dimensional presentation will soon make it easier to handle them: ... read more