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Metrica Building Yachts for the Super Rich

August 27, 2013
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Fine woods and materials, hand-made parts - the engineers and carpenters at Metrica can spend as much as two years working on the interior of a single yacht. Their clients have extravagant tastes - and demand, above all, absolute discretion.

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CES 2015: Spark IO Wants to Help You Make Your Own Connected Devices

CES 2015: Spark IO Wants to Help You Make Your Own Connected Devices

Popular Science (Jan. 9, 2015) — Launched in May 2013, Spark IO is an open source startup for hackers and DIY enthusiasts, creating all the hardware and software people need to make their own connected devices. Plus, their products come super cheap, making building connected gadgets easier and more affordable than ever. One of Spark’s creations is the Spark Core, a tiny development kit that helped to make a smart Hobbit sword that turns blue when there is unsecured WiFi networks present. Video provided by Popular Science
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Dubai Home to World's Most Sustainable Building

Dubai Home to World's Most Sustainable Building

Reuters (July 5, 2013) — Dubai, better known for its towering skyscrapers is also home to the world's most sustainable commercial building. Hayley Platt takes a look at 'The Change Initiative' - recently awarded the world's most sustainable building.
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Building Technology Answers Global Energy Crisis

Building Technology Answers Global Energy Crisis

MultiVu (Dec. 21, 2012) — Johnson Controls, the global leader in building efficiency, joined industry experts at the Greenbuild Expo in San Francisco to demonstrate the Panoptix solution, a blend of software and services to help single building owners or managers of global enterprises track and improve the performance of their buildings.
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UK Surfers Battle a Tide of Pressure in Favor of Tin Dredging

UK Surfers Battle a Tide of Pressure in Favor of Tin Dredging

AFP (Aug. 20, 2013) — Britain's Cornish coastline has long been famed for its stunning cliff top views and powerful waves, and now its rich reserves of tin have also come to the attention of one company keen to tap into the resource. But surfers are fighting against proposals to begin dredging the sea, saying it could have a detrimental impact of the quality of the area's renowned surf.
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