7 Incredible Inventions by Teenage Wunderkinds

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Michael Green on Why Wood Skyscrapers are Better than Concrete and Steel Towers

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To date, mid-rise and high-rise buildings have typically been constructed of concrete and steel. But architect Michael Green says that we should reconsider this strategy and use wood instead because concrete and steel production contributes significantly to the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Using responsibly harvested wood in lieu of concrete and steel, contends Green, may be the best option for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and storing carbon in buildings. In a recent TED talk Michael Green discussed his theories, and his firm’s study, The Case for Tall Wood Buildings , which proposes a building system that primarily uses wood to build mid-rise and high-rise buildings. Hit the jump to watch his TED talk! Read the rest of Michael Green on Why Wood Skyscrapers are Better than Concrete and Steel Towers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: concrete and steel buildings , finding the forest through the trees , high rise building construction , laminated heavy timber , mass timber panels , michael green , michael green architecture , mid-rise building construction , structural wood , the case for tall wood buildings , wood building makes lighter carbon footprint , wood buildings        

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Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun is an Affordable Solar-Powered LED Lamp

March 1, 2012 by  
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These fantastic solar-powered LED lights by LittleSun are designed by German Artist Olafur Eliasson and innovator Frederick Ottesen to provide a practical, safe, and efficient source of artificial light for some of the 1.3 billion people worldwide who live without electricity. The light’s durable, versatile design includes a 6 cm x 6 cm single cell mono-crystalline solar module that when exposed to four hours of sunlight will yield five hours of bright LED illumination. Designed to survive three years of continuous usage, Little Sun’s neat construction and ingenious shaping allow it to be “used as a table or pendant lamp or as a hand-held lantern” at night, and to be easily carried during the day as it charges. Read the rest of Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun is an Affordable Solar-Powered LED Lamp Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , affordable solar , eco friendly light , energy poverty , frederick ottesen , kerosene lamps , led lamp , LED lantern , little sun , Olafur Eliasson , portable solar , solar lamp , sub-saharan africa

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