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. 29, 2016 Wind turbines are known to kill large birds, such as golden eagles, that live nearby. Now there is evidence that birds from up to hundreds of miles away make up a significant portion of the raptors ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 Nanoparticles known as Cornell dots, or C dots, have shown great promise as a therapeutic tool in the detection and treatment of cancer. Now, the ultrasmall particles have ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 Researchers have succeeded to place a layer of graphene on top of a stable fatty lipid monolayer, for the first time. Surrounded by a protective shell of lipids graphene could enter the body and ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 Solar panels are proliferating across the globe to help reduce the world's dependency on fossil fuels. But conventional panels are not without environmental costs, too. Now scientists report a new ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 A new study of lead pollution in the North Atlantic provides strong evidence that leaded petrol emissions have declined over the past few decades. For the first time in around 40 years, scientists ... read more
May 9, 2016 A recent study suggests that who we are might be more integrated with where we are than previously thought. The fact that experience can shape individual differences, which in turn can affect the ... 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
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