A zero-waste, self-sustaining home of the future

March 12, 2020 by  
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Designed by Shanghai-based firm YANG Design , the Green Concept House is a futuristic concept that envisions a residence where sustainable technologies are embedded into the living spaces to create a zero-waste, 100% self-sustaining home. The design features several high-tech systems that use spare household energy to provide water, lighting and energy for growing plants throughout the home, essentially becoming a living greenhouse. House Vision is an annual event that invites architects to create futuristic residential designs that incorporate innovative technologies. This year, against the backdrop of the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing’s Olympic Park, 10 dwellings were unveiled, one of which was the incredible Green Concept House by Yang Design. Related: A greenhouse is transformed into an experimental living space in Taiwan Like the other full-scale home prototypes, the Green Concept House was a collaboration between architects and leading global companies that specialize in the various fields of technology, such as energy, vehicles, logistics and artificial intelligence. The 1,600-square-foot structure is a powerhouse of futuristic tech that merges organic food production into the house in order to create a living space that is 100% self-sustaining. Several compact garden pockets in every corner of the layout would allow homeowners to care for almost any type of plant using spare household energy (from solar and wind power generation ) to provide water and light for the gardens. The setup would permit residents to closely monitor their home gardens, including fruits, vegetables and herbs, via an app on their phones. For example, the app would sound an alarm when one of the plants is in need of specific care. Another notification would alert homeowners when a specific fruit or veggie is ready to be picked. Using this full-circle system, homeowners will not only be able to grow their own organic fare but will also be able to lead zero-waste lifestyles . + YANG Design Via ArchDaily Images via YANG Design

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These amazing crystal chandeliers are alive

April 14, 2016 by  
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Revolutionary “Superman” Memory Crystals Can Store Data Virtually Forever

April 18, 2014 by  
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Quartz Crystal photo from Shutterstock While most of us are just getting used to the idea of 3D printing , scientists are already working on technological marvels that operate two dimensions deeper. Researchers at the University of Southampton have succeeded in recording and retrieving five dimensional digital data using a quartz crystal. The  ‘Superman’ memory crystal is a futuristic storage technique with unprecedented features – including a 360 terabyte per disc data capacity, thermal stability up to 1000°C and a practically unlimited lifetime. Read the rest of Revolutionary “Superman” Memory Crystals Can Store Data Virtually Forever Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 5D , civilization , crystals , data , data storage , fifth dimension , glass , lasers , memory , nanotechnology , quartz , Superman

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July 10, 2013 by  
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Quartz Crystal photo from Shutterstock While most of us are just getting used to the idea of 3D printing , scientists are already working on technological marvels that operate two dimensions deeper. Researchers at the University of Southampton recently announced that they were able to record and retrieve five dimensional digital data using a quartz crystal. The  ‘Superman’ memory crystal is a futuristic storage technique with unprecedented features – including a 360 terabyte per disc data capacity, thermal stability up to 1000°C and a practically unlimited lifetime. Read the rest of Revolutionary “Superman” Memory Crystals Can Store Data Virtually Forever Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 5D , civilization , crystals , data , data storage , fifth dimension , glass , lasers , memory , nanotechnology , quartz , Superman        

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Dutch Scientists Invent Smog-Eating Pavement to Help Clean the Air

July 10, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock In urban areas, both smog and pavement seem to dominate the landscape. While the two may seem like separate and distinct elements of the city ecosystem, the air and ground could potentially be linked together to help reduce overall pollution. Dutch scientists from the Eindhoven University of Technology have invented a new method to clear the atmosphere by treating paving blocks with titanium oxide. The special “photocatalytic pavement” was amazingly able to cut smog in half compared to a control. Read the rest of Dutch Scientists Invent Smog-Eating Pavement to Help Clean the Air Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , eindhoven university of technology , hengelo , italcementi , journal of hazardous materials , Netherlands , pavement , photocatalytic pavement , smog , titanium oxide        

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New C02-Capturing Crystals Mimic DNA, are 400% More Effective

February 15, 2010 by  
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Image via UCLA Two scientists at UCLA seem to have made an exciting leap in carbon capturing technology–they’ve developed synthetic crystals that code information the same way DNA does. According to CleanTechnica , the result “is a sponge-like ability to trap gasses, along with a high degree of selectivity that in turn leads to highly efficient carbon capture.” How efficient, you ask?

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Geologists Explore Giant Crystals in Fated Cave

January 20, 2010 by  
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Giant crystals dwarf researchers in the Crystal Cave. Photo via veoverde It seems like a Hollywood movie set; perhaps a place for Superman to get a little alone time–but Mexico’s Cave of Crystals is no artificial wonder. Discovered in 2000 when silver miners broke through a wall in a mineshaft, the cave features crystals measuring 30 feet, the largest in the world

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