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NEW NATIONAL STADIUM JAPAN. The Fashion Spot. Spare Parts. E2Hub - About us. Earth 2 Hub™ brings together leading-edge international creatives, scientists, technologists and futurists to explore how new science, new technology and new thinking could positively impact on the future.

E2Hub - About us

Earth 2 Hub™ Ltd - visioning the future, was born of an idea conceived in the Atlantic Forest in Brazil in 2009 and was incorporated in London, United Kingdom in 2011. Our multi-award winning website showcases these and other past and present Earth 2 Hub™ group projects. Works in progress include the development of a series of eBooks, including 'The Digital Art of Earth 2 Hub' and further futurism short film projects, developed in partnership with collaborators in science, technology and the audiovisual arts, that harness the very latest in digital illustration, animation, film, web, mobile and publishing. Arduino. UK Urban Exploration Forums. Powered exoskeleton. The exhibit "future soldier", designed by the US Army A powered exoskeleton, also known as powered armor, exoframe, or exosuit, is a mobile machine consisting primarily of an outer framework (akin to an insect's exoskeleton) worn by a person, and a powered system of motors or hydraulics that delivers at least part of the energy for limb movement.

Powered exoskeleton

The main function of a powered exoskeleton is to assist the wearer by boosting their strength and endurance. They are commonly designed for military use, to help soldiers carry heavy loads both in and out of combat. In civilian areas, similar exoskeletons could be used to help firefighters and other rescue workers survive dangerous environments.[1] The medical field is another prime area for exoskeleton technology, where it can be used for enhanced precision during surgery,[citation needed] or as an assist to allow nurses to move heavy patients.[2] History[edit] Exoskeleton being developed by DARPA Applications[edit] Current products[edit] Help Kickstart Real-Life Mech Warfare with a New Arena.

You remember Mech Warfare from RoboGames: it's where people build walking robots, arm them with BB guns, and set them lose against each other in a destructible cityscape.

Help Kickstart Real-Life Mech Warfare with a New Arena

The trick? The human pilot can't see their robot at all: the driving and shooting is all done through first-person cameras in the robots themselves, just like a video game. Breathingearth - CO2, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time. Visualize your resume in one click. Workshop - How to Make Instructables. PORTFOLIO SETUP - PORTFOLIO INTRODUCTION. Below is a quick overview of my thoughts and opinions on Architectural portfolio development.


Jolly bombs - plant food. Methoxetamine. Art Jobs for the Art Mobs Volunteer Work - Cyberpunk black/white dragon tattoo. You're invited to Join Kiva. The end of the plug? Scientists invent wireless device that beams electricity through your home. By DAVID DERBYSHIRE Last updated at 12:31 08 June 2007.

The end of the plug? Scientists invent wireless device that beams electricity through your home

Rethink the abandoned world. Made in Brooklyn by RecycledBrooklyn. The ugly side of solar panels. Producing electricity from solar cells reduces air pollutants and greenhouse gases by about 90 percent in comparison to using conventional fossil fuel technologies, claims a study called "Emissions from Photovoltaic Life Cycles", to be published this month in “Environmental Science & Technology”.

The ugly side of solar panels

Good news, it seems, until one reads the report itself. The researchers come up with a solid set of figures. $330,000 Artificial Hamburger Slated for October. © Mark Post At the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, a small amount of meat stem cells from a cow have been used to create thin strips of muscle tissue.

$330,000 Artificial Hamburger Slated for October

Currently the strips produced are whitish pink or pinkish yellow in color, are less than an inch long, under half an inch wide and as thin as a credit card. SANTIAGO CALATRAVA. Conflicted Corrugation - Shop. CARDBOARD FUTURE - Made in England from pure Cardboard, 100% Sustainable, 100% Recyclable, Strong, Light, and Lovely. About IDEO. “Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.”

About IDEO

—Tim Brown, president and CEO Thinking like a designer can transform the way organizations develop products, services, processes, and strategy. This approach, which IDEO calls design thinking, brings together what is desirable from a human point of view with what is technologically feasible and economically viable.

It also allows people who aren’t trained as designers to use creative tools to address a vast range of challenges. Rave against the machine. EcoLogicStudio. Upcycled Designs Showcase. We were recently contacted by an enthusiastic member of a growing sect of the design and art community, Niels Craens, whose environmentally conscious mindset has crossed into his creative side.

Upcycled Designs Showcase

Niels is an Upcycling designer. This popular method of green re-purposing of materials to soften the environmental impact created from our over-indulgent consumer society provides our FYC readers with an inspiring showcase of some truly breathtaking creations. Why Recycle when you can Upcycle. CHIP House powered by solar energy, controlled with Xbox Kinect - Images. The CHIP House's most striking feature is the insulation fitted around the home, which makes it look like a giant mattress but also preserves the interior temperature Image Gallery (6 images) The CHIP House - which stands for "Compact Hyper-Insulated Prototype" - was started with the goal of creating a net-zero energy home (i.e. one that requires no external energy source), and it looks like the designers exceeded that target.

CHIP House powered by solar energy, controlled with Xbox Kinect - Images

The house actually generates three times as much energy as it uses thanks to solar panels and a host of energy saving measures. View all Heat generated by the air conditioning is used to make hot water, natural light can be used at most hours of the day, and the whole house's design and ventilation system allow for the temperature to be adjusted quickly and with minimal energy usage.

THE LIVING BUILDING PROJECT DETAILS. Khan Academy. Free Architecture Courses - Free Architecture Courses on the Web. If you have a computer, tablet, or smart phone, you can go to college for free. Hundreds of colleges and universities around the world offer free downloads of popular courses and lectures in architecture, urban design, and engineering. Worldchanging: Bright Green.

Architecture. Architecture. Solar powered Stuttgart main station is virtually net zero energy structure. Solar powered Stuttgart main station is virtually net zero energy structure Eco Factor: Stuttgart railway station minimizes energy needs using huge skylights and solar power. Designed way back in 1997 as part of a large rail redevelopment project called Stuttgart 21, the Main Station Stuttgart has begun to see the light of the day. Aimed at restructuring the rail network in Stuttgart and constructing a high speed rail line the project envisages a sustainable underground structure right beneath the city center.

This would transform the downtown landscape by effacing the existing rail track clutter and burying the same 12 feet underneath to make way for a sprawling lush green park. Efficiently designed sustainable structure depends on light wells, ventilation tubes and photovoltaic solar system to meet its energy needs. Via: Inhabitat. The NYC Nomad. The Architecture Student's Survival Booklist! Garden Cities by Ebenezer Howard « SCOD Public Blog. From the book Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard 1898, 1902.

SkyscraperCity - Powered by vBulletin. Red Bulletin- The woman regrowing the planet. People & Planet. Occupy the London Stock Exchange. Alternative Technology Association website. Care2 - largest online community for healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare. Amnesty International - working to protect human rights worldwide.