Fomm’s Concept One Electric Car Floats Like a Boat in Emergencies

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Following the devastating 2011 tsunami , Japan’s Fomm designed an electric vehicle that can protect people in areas susceptible to flash floods or tsunamis. The Concept One electric car is not only the “world’s smallest class four-seater electric vehicle,” but it can also can float like a boat. Read the rest of Fomm’s Concept One Electric Car Floats Like a Boat in Emergencies Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: amphibious vehicle , electric floating car , electric motor , floating car , fomm , fomm concept one , green car , green transportation , Japan , tsunami        

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MIT Engineers Create New Hybrid Materials That Could ‘Grow’ Electronic Devices

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A team of MIT engineers have created ‘living cells’ made from bacteria that could be used to ‘grow’ electronic devices. The cells are then used to produce biofilms that incorporate nonliving materials, such as gold nanoparticles and quantum dots. The resulting ‘living materials’ could produce complex biological molecules, which could be utilised in solar cells, self-healing materials, diagnostic sensors and even smartphones. Read the rest of MIT Engineers Create New Hybrid Materials That Could ‘Grow’ Electronic Devices Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electronic gadgets , gadgets , green materials , living cells , living materials , MIT , smartphones , Timothy Liu        

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Jason Pomeroy Unveils Environmentally Responsive Century City Mall in the Philippines

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Award winning eco-architect Jason Pomeroy of Pomeroy Studio recently celebrated the launch of the Century City Mall he designed in the Philippines. The architecture seeks to challenge the ‘business as usual’ energy and water intensive mall typology by going back to basics. The 22,000 sqm mall is characterised by its shell-like structure that seamlessly forms the wall and roof, and protects the interior from the tropical rain and sun. The internal spatial organisation is structured along 19th century arcade principles, whereby a public thoroughfare provides a passage through Century City. It further seeks to optimize the penetration of natural light and ventilation through a series of skylights and air wells. The environmental and social responsiveness is also enhanced by a series of stepped sky courts that form external terraces to provide destination food and beverage areas. The culmination of such social spaces optimises the experience for the shoppers, and furthermore drives down the operating costs for both the tenants and the landlord. + Pomeroy Studio The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air wells , Century City , century city mall , corporate sustainability , Jason Pomeroy , manila , natural light , natural ventilation , Philippines , Pomeroy Studio , reader submissions , skylights , Urban design        

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