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UpCodes: Building Code Compliance Made Simple | Architect Magazine

The UpCodes database streamlines code information to help firms save time, money, and avoid construction mistakes. By Ashleigh Popera UpCodes, a searchable platform for building codes, is making code compliance easier for architects, designers, and engineers. Accessible via...
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2D/3D Printable Pinhole Projectors | Total Solar Eclipse 2017

ECLIPSE 2D/3D Printable ‘USA and STATE’ PINHOLE PROJECTORS The August 21, 2017 eclipse will be observable across America.  While those in the path of totality will see a TOTAL solar eclipse, everyone will be treated to a PARTIAL eclipse! Where will you be?  Why not celebrate the...
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Paper-Based Battery Activates with Saliva | Architect Magazine

Researchers at the Binghamton University have developed a new kind of battery that is powered by microorganisms. By Ayda Ayoubi A team of researchers from the State University of New York at Binghamton, led by computer science assistant professor Seokheun Choi, have developed a...
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FlowRep is a new software that can create a design sketch of an everyday object. Credit: Alla Sheffer

Algorithms that can sketch, recreate 3-D shapes

A University of British Columbia computer scientist has created a new software that can create a design sketch of an everyday object, addressing the challenge of accurately describing shapes. The program, called FlowRep, was designed by computer science professor Alla Sheffer, in...
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New App UpCodes puts building codes at your fingertips | TechCrunch

by Catherine Shu For architects, complying with building codes means navigating labyrinthine layers of regulations that vary between municipalities. Sorting through different codes and keeping track of updates is a daunting task and, in a worst-case scenario, a mistake can cost...
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Will Bioluminescent Organisms Help Illuminate Our Future Buildings? | Architect Magazine

By ARCHITECT Staff French biotechnology company Glowee is pitching the idea of using bioluminescence—a genetic chemical reaction that enables certain marine micro-organisms to emit light—as a natural alternative to electric lighting. Using synthetic biology, the startup team...
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Adobe Research creates digital version of artist’s paint palette

Emma Tucker Researchers at software brand Adobe have developed a prototype tool that allows users to mix colours on screen as if they were working in real paint. The tool is based on research into the ways artists work in traditional media – and the shortcomings they experience...
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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop bullet train may come to East Coast – South Florida Business Journal

Veronica Brezina   It looks like a futuristic high-speed tube train is gaining steam, according to SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk’s Twitter account where he wrote: “Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop....
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Green method developed for making artificial spider silk | University of Cambridge

Researchers have designed a super stretchy, strong and sustainable material that mimics the qualities of spider silk, and is ‘spun’ from a material that is 98% water. This method of making fibres could be a sustainable alternative to current manufacturing methods. Darshil Shah A...
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Amazon's new patent outlines its vision for using lakes, reservoirs and purpose-built pools as warehouses

Amazon files patent for underwater warehouses

by Alice Morby Following its proposal for flying warehouses, online retailer Amazon has filed a patent that would see its depots submerged underwater, with items summoned to the surface by acoustic vibrations. Details of the patent, which was filed earlier this year in the US,...
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