Building Façades that Move

(MIT Energy Initiative) – Most people think of infrastructure for cities and buildings as fixed, permanent, and hard. Sheila Kennedy, MIT professor of the practice of architecture, has a different idea. She calls it soft architecture.... Read more →

Nanoparticles Synthesized from Lichen Extract

(De Gruyter) – Nanoparticles synthesis is carried out with two general approaches; top-down (pyrolysis, lithography, etc.) and bottom-up (chemical vapor deposition, sol-gel technique, electrodeposition, chemical reduction, etc.) methods.... Read more →

The Road to Driverless Cars: 1925 – 2025

( – It’s 7:30 AM on a Wednesday and you’re on your way to work. You grab your briefcase, leave your house, and step into your car. You press a button and speak: “Okay Herbie, take me to the office”. Your car tracks... Read more →

Autonomous Boats and the Roboat Revolution

(MIT) – The future of transportation in waterway-rich cities such as Amsterdam, Bangkok, and Venice — where canals run alongside and under bustling streets and bridges — may one day make room for autonomous boats that ferry goods... Read more →

Let’s Talk Seriously About Driverless Trains

(StreetsBlog) – In large, urban cities all over the country – in Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco – ridership on public metro transportation systems is down. That may seem hard to believe given... Read more →
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