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Jun 30, 2015

World’s first underground urban farm opens for business in London

Posted by in categories: food, sustainability

When the surface becomes too toxic, there’s always the tunnels.

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Jun 26, 2015

Paper-thin printed solar cells could provide power for 1.3 billion people

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability

Thanks to inexpensive printed solar cells, 1.3 billion people currently without electricity may be able to plug in for the first time.

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Jun 26, 2015

Allegra Fuller Synder Talk at the 2015 IX Symposium

Posted by in categories: architecture, chemistry, education, engineering, nanotechnology, science, sustainability

Jun 19, 2015

Buckminster Fuller Institute Launches Online Dymaxion Reading Group for Summer 2015

Posted by in categories: education, sustainability

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“BFI is thrilled to announce the launch of our web-based Dymaxion Reading Group; participants will discuss text about, by, or related to Buckminster Fuller, facilitated by experts and guests from our network. … We are launching the program with Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, gathering for discussions online starting the first week in July as part of the ongoing celebration of the anniversary of Bucky’s 120th birthday.

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Jun 16, 2015

Elon Musk: The World’s Raddest Man By Tim Urban | Wait But Why

Posted by in categories: business, energy, engineering, solar power, space travel, sustainability, transportation

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Tim Urban, of Wait But Why, recently received a phone call from Elon Musk’s staff asking if he would like to write about the automotive, aerospace, and solar power industries through personal interviews with Elon Musk and his teams. Tim Urban said yes, and the first three of essays / articles are already posted on his site.

Elon Musk: The World’s Raddest Man

Jun 15, 2015

SpaceX just launched a Hyperloop pod-racing competition By Sean O’Kane | The Verge

Posted by in categories: business, sustainability, transportation


“SpaceX just announced an official contest open to university students and independent engineering teams. The company will release detailed rules, criteria, and tube specifications in August. … The challenge will be to build “human-scale pods” to be tested on the Hawthorne, California test track that will be built next to the SpaceX headquarters, but the company is careful to note that no humans will ride in the pods. All the designs submitted must be open source.”

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Jun 15, 2015

Smart urban planning in Amsterdam — Feargus O’Sullivan | CityLab

Posted by in categories: architecture, economics, energy, engineering, environmental, government, materials, policy, science, sustainability

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“Instead of treating Amsterdam as complete and starting again elsewhere, the IJburg plan has managed to find more space in a city that thought it had no more left.”

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Jun 8, 2015

NASA is investing in eco-friendly supersonic airplane travel — By Mike Murphy | Quartz

Posted by in categories: business, environmental, government, science, sustainability

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NASA said that if all goes to plan with these studies, it sees the first business-jet-sized supersonic planes going into production by 2025, and commercial planes by 2030.

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Jun 1, 2015

New design ideas to avoid wasting marble — Via Abitare

Posted by in categories: architecture, environmental, materials, sustainability


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“Seen in Milan during the 2015 Fuorisalone, several new designs that allow for the recovery of every scrap of marble”

May 28, 2015

New Wind Turbine Generates Electricity Without Rotating Blades

Posted by in category: sustainability

I just wrote a story about something like this back in December. Usually takes slightly longer for science fiction to become science fact.

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