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
Oct. 20, 2016 To provide a better view of difficult to see tissue, researchers have miniaturized an imaging probe to fit inside a needle that can be inserted into the eye during eye surgery. The probe was used ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 A superomniphobic tape has been created that, when adhered to any surface, gives the surface liquid-repelling properties. Superomniphobic surfaces are extremely repellent to ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 Hydrogen is often described as the fuel of the future, particularly when applied to hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles. One of the main obstacles facing this technology -- a potential solution to ... read more
Oct. 19, 2016 Carbon fiber, a pillar of strength in materials manufacturing for decades, isn't as good as it could be, but there are ways to improve it, according to scientists. They found ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 Scientists have demonstrated a highly efficient method for wirelessly transferring power to a drone while it is flying. The breakthrough could in theory allow flying drones ... read more
Oct. 19, 2016 In colder weather, people have long been warming up around campfires and woodstoves. Lately, this idea of burning wood or other biomass for heat has surged in popularity as an alternative to using ... 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