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
July 30, 2016 To create the next generation of solar panels, scientists must model how complex interactions occur. Modeling across different scales provides needed insights. In a review article, scientists ... read more
July 30, 2016 More efficient solar cells will likely be based on a family of materials known as hybrid perovskites. Scientists identified how to control different properties and stability in these solar cell ... read more
July 29, 2016 Researchers have developed a new method for making brighter and more efficient green light-emitting diodes. Using an industry-standard semiconductor growth technique, they ... read more
July 29, 2016 Researchers have developed a lattice structure capable of absorbing a wide range of vibrations while also being useful as a load-bearing component -- for example, in propellers, rotors and rockets. ... 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