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Scientists develop “greenhouse shields” to grow food on Mars

Researchers at Harvard University have devised a way to terraform Mars by placing sheets of silica aerogel on the planet’s surface, which would warm it up to make it suitable for growing plants. Eleanor Gibson Researchers at Harvard University have devised a way to...
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The Future Impact of 3D Printing

Future Impact of 3D Printing Additive manufacturing is redefining the future, removing complexities and changing the role of architects. Terry Beaubois, CEO of Building Knowledge Systems, shares his expertise in the 3D-printed building process, offering key insights on how this...
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Cities are measuring their carbon emissions all wrong

New report offers sobering look at shortfalls in current climate plans, and radical solutions that can make a difference. Radical solutions to make up the shortfall, courtesy of a new report By Patrick Sisson As alarming new climate news has become a daily part of the media...
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In age of climate change, can our lawns be more than landscaping?

Forget aesthetics: Lawns can raise food, restore habitats, and even store carbon. By Patrick Sisson If Americans want to reduce their environmental footprints, one of the first steps may be reexamining what’s in their backyards. The lawn-industrial complex, and our country’s...
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Architects, engineers, academics urge Macron not to rush Notre Dame reconstruction

French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral in only five years, even if it means bypassing preservation regulations. By Jonathan Hilburg The scramble is on to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral before the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, but a concerned...
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lockheed martin unveils lunar lander concept to fly humans to the moon

kieron marchese NASA‘s longtime space contractor lockheed martin has debuted a moon lander concept that could put humans on the moon’s surface by 2024. four years earlier than first planned, the colorado-based company has a plan that would tap key projects already in the works by...
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harvard GSD launches ‘the future of the american city’ initiative

the harvard university graduate school of design (GSD) launches ‘the future of the american city’ on april 18th, 2019. curated by the school’s office for urbanization, the platform offers ideas, images and research on a range of subjects concerning the future of our urban...
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What Will the Interior Design Profession Look Like 10 Years in the Future?

2029 may seem far off, but many of the trends and technologies that will transform the business are already in our midst By Tim McKeough What is the future of design? What will the interior design industry look like in 2029? If the last 10 years are any indication, it will appear...
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Tech companies’ development of AI is “unethical” says Robot Love curator

AI development should not be left in the hands of mega-companies like Facebook and Google, warns Ine Gevers, curator of Robot Love. Anna Winston AI development should not be left in the hands of mega-companies like Facebook and Google, warns Ine Gevers, curator of an exhibition...
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Miami taps Urban Land Institute to evaluate sea-rise plan, infrastructure investment

$135K contract will cover ways city can protect neighborhoods along Biscayne Bay By Francisco Alvarado Taking a cue from Miami Beach, the city of Miami is hiring the Urban Land Institute to study its master plan and infrastructure projects designed to address the impacts of sea...
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