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Cool Graphs of Implicit Equations
03/03/2016

Cool Graphs of Implicit Equations

Xamuel

GrafEq, a little-known piece of software with the astonishing ability to draw graphs of arbitrary implicit equations...

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What will service stations be like in the future?
02/03/2016

What will service stations be like in the future?

Foster + Partners and Nissan have together developed a ‘smart street’ prototype where cars, roads, electric networks, and homes are interconnected. Driverless vehicles are recharged through a wireless system and store renewable energy for use in homes.

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Wireless: the next generation
29/02/2016

Wireless: the next generation

The Economist

A new wave of mobile technology is on its way, and will bring drastic change. Discussions have already begun about how 5G would change the industry’s structure...

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4D-printed structure changes shape when placed in water
10/02/2016

4D-printed structure changes shape when placed in water

Harvard Gazette

A team of scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and...

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MIT Students Won a Competition to Design a Hyperloop Pod
05/02/2016

MIT Students Won a Competition to Design a Hyperloop Pod

Wired

Who wouldn’t want to contribute to a potentially revolutionary transportation system that would shoot people across vast distances at high speeds through a giant network of tubes?...

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Nano-engineered window will clean itself and cut office heating bills
03/02/2016

Nano-engineered window will clean itself and cut office heating bills

Global Construction Review

Thanks to a new combination of nano-scale engineering inspired by the eyes of moths, a new type of window in tall buildings could reduce cleaning costs heating bills and reduce...

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Here's the Crazy Wing Bending
19/01/2016

Here's the Crazy Wing Bending

Gizmodo

Airbus stress tests the hell out of their flying tubes to make sure that even if the wing is at such an obscene angle, it won’t snap in half...

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Herzog & de Meuron’s online shop
18/01/2016

Herzog & de Meuron’s online shop

In the process of designing and building projects, objects such as lamps, tables, stools or handles have successively emerged. Many of these accumulated objects proved to be interesting and useful beyond the projects from which they initially originated...

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A new way to store solar heat
14/01/2016

A new way to store solar heat

MIT

A transparent polymer film applied to many different surfaces, such as window glass or clothing, can store solar energy during the day and release it later as heat...

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This ‘super-toilet’ doesn’t need mains water and can charge your phone
14/01/2016

This ‘super-toilet’ doesn’t need mains water and can charge your phone

Global Construction Review

The Nano Membrane Toilet would be a kind of ‘super-toilet’, helping to improve sanitation for people without access to utilities...

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A Floating Forest For Rotterdam
29/12/2015

A Floating Forest For Rotterdam

Pop Up City

We all want our cities to be greener, but it is often quite hard to grow trees in a concrete environment. So, why not turn to waterfronts or lakes to place trees?...

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Li-fi 100 times faster than wi-fi
22/12/2015

Li-fi 100 times faster than wi-fi

BBC

A new method of delivering data, which uses the visible spectrum rather than radio waves, has been tested in a working office...

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Technology Quarterly. New materials for manufacturing
09/12/2015

Technology Quarterly. New materials for manufacturing

The Economist

“I do not depend on figures at all,” said Thomas Edison. “I try an experiment and reason out the result, somehow, by methods which I could not explain...

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The Race to Create Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Heats Up
07/12/2015

The Race to Create Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Heats Up

The Wall Street Journal

Two years after the Tesla CEO crowdsourced the idea for the Hyperloop, his dream of a ‘fifth mode’ of transportation is quickly and quietly becoming a reality, but what’s...

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Sustainable bricks made from plastic bottles
04/12/2015

Sustainable bricks made from plastic bottles

Interesting Engineering

The alarming increase of plastic waste is a constant worry that affects the environment, wildlife and consequently, humans. Every year...

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Thermal Scans Of Egypt's Great Pyramid
18/11/2015

Thermal Scans Of Egypt's Great Pyramid

Huffington Post

Thermal scans of the Great Pyramid of Giza have revealed an "impressive" anomaly in the rock -- a change in temperature that could indicate something behind...

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'Starship' robott can deliver your shopping
14/11/2015

'Starship' robott can deliver your shopping

Daily Mail

While Google and others create delivery drones, the two ex-founders of Skype believe deliveries will stay firmly on the ground...

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Google's Project Loon internet balloons to circle Earth
02/11/2015

Google's Project Loon internet balloons to circle Earth

BBC

Google believes it is on course to have enough internet-beaming balloons in the stratosphere to form a ring over part of the world next year...

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Sustainable House using large 3D printing
30/10/2015

Sustainable House using large 3D printing

Tridaxis

I first met Sofoklis Giannakopoulos at 3D Printshow London, around this time last year, and it seems like an eternity has passed. There, he showed me the early stages...

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‘Soft Skin’ Membrane
30/10/2015

‘Soft Skin’ Membrane

Lubna Alayeli, Nina Jotanovic, Ceren Temel, and Farah Alayeli are a team of students at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) that has developed the ‘Soft Skin’ project. Inquiring into the architectural possibilities of structures filled with air...

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Foggy, the first Frank Gehry designed sailing yacht
16/10/2015

Foggy, the first Frank Gehry designed sailing yacht

Boat International

Combining cold-moulded construction, carbon fibre technology, lots of titanium details and hundreds of individual pieces of glass inserts, Foggy is anything but boring...

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Watershed Materials Develops Geopolymer Technology
14/10/2015

Watershed Materials Develops Geopolymer Technology

PRWeb

Up to Twice as strong as traditional concrete, Watershed materials’ sustainable geopolymer masonry uses no cement and no fly ash...

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‘Cosentino City’ in New York
23/09/2015

‘Cosentino City’ in New York

A new showroom recently opened in Manhattan for Cosentino Group, the Spanish multinational manufacturer of innovative surfaces for architecture and design. The 375-square-meter ‘Cosentino City’ is located on the third floor of the Architectus...

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Inspired by art, lightweight solar cells track the sun
22/09/2015

Inspired by art, lightweight solar cells track the sun

University of Michigan

Solar cells capture up to 40 percent more energy when they can track the sun across the sky, but conventional, motorized trackers are too heavy and bulky for pitched...

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The oil-rich city betting on drones
18/09/2015

The oil-rich city betting on drones

BBC

In a city of skyscrapers built on oil and gold, inventors have been competing for a million-dollar prize to build the next generation of drones...

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Step inside Crew Dragon
18/09/2015

Step inside Crew Dragon

Spacex

Crew Dragon, SpaceX’s next-generation spacecraft designed to carry humans to the International Space Station and other destinations...

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6 Ways That Magnets Are About to Change Our Lives
17/09/2015

6 Ways That Magnets Are About to Change Our Lives

Gizmodo

Magnets are crucial to many more emerging technologies than you might expect. The tried-and-true magnet is about to change everything...

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A Dream Come True: Huge Lego Bricks for Building Real Stuff
16/09/2015

A Dream Come True: Huge Lego Bricks for Building Real Stuff

Wired

If you’ve ever played with Lego as an adult, you’ve inevitably looked at the tiny bits of plastic in your hand and thought, Damn, these things are small...

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ERCO at the new Fondazione Prada in Milan
09/09/2015

ERCO at the new Fondazione Prada in Milan

A work of the firm of Rem Koolhaas, the Milanese center of the Fondazione Prada rises on the site of an early 20th -century distillery, maintaining its original industrial character and adding three buildings. The exhibition and outdoor...

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3D printing: Wonderful widgets
07/09/2015

3D printing: Wonderful widgets

The Economist

Components become more elegant with software that produces the most efficient shape. That transformation is graphically illustrated by...

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Luis Fernández-Galiano portrays the development of architecture in the course of the turn of the century through 256 articles written for El País from 1993 to 2006, presented in 2 volumes containing close to 2,500 images and 2,000 references to the protagonists of projects and debates of the period in question.
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Land architecture, but also architecture of the land. After three decades of work, Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta have obtained universal recognition for a stubbornly local oeuvre.
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The ICO Foundation has published a bilingual (Spanish and English) catalog of the exhibition ‘Francis Kéré: Primary Elements.’ Presenting a selection of 33 works, the book journeys through the professional trajectory of the Burkinabe architect.
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The Fundación ICO presents the bilingual Spanish-English catalogue of the exhibition ‘Essentials. David Chipperfield Architects.’ Featuring thirty works and projects, the book covers thirty years in the career of the British architect. 
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The Fundación ICO publishes, in bilingual Spanish-English edition, the catalogue of the exhibition ‘One Zodiac. Juan Navarro Baldeweg,’ which covers the professional career of the Spanish architect, establishing connections between his works as if they formed a zodiac, a ring of constellations. 
The Architect is Present The Architect is Present
Published by the Fundación ICO in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book ‘The Architect is Present’ shows the work of five studios that work in underprivileged contexts, proving that scarcity of means can stimulate technical inventiveness and comunity participation.
Spain mon amour Spain mon amour
Published by the Fundación ICO in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book ‘Spain mon amour’ reviews recent Spanish architecture through fifteen works in fifteen different cities, completed by five studios and represented by five prominent photographers.
Atlas: Europe Atlas: Europe
Devoted to the most recent architecture of the European continent, it is the fourth volume in a series which develops and updates the work published in 2007 by the BBVA Foundation, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: Africa and M. East Atlas: Africa and M. East
Devoted to the most recent architecture of Africa and the Middle East, is the third volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published in 2007 by the BBVA Foundation, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: America Atlas: America
Devoted to the latest architecture of America, it is the second volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published by the BBVA Foundation in 2007, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: Asia and Pacífic Atlas: Asia and Pacífic
This Atlas, devoted to the latest architecture of Asia and the Pacific, is the first volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published by the BBVA Foundation in 2007, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
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Second edition of the work published in 2006 coinciding with the exhibition on architecture in Spain held at the MoMA. Now, to mark Spain's presence at Expo Shanghai, the oeuvre is extended, adding Chinese to the original languages.
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