Watching This “Evolution Door” Open Will Blow Your Mind

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At first glance, the Evolution Door designed by Austrian artist Klemens Torggler looks like a modern barn door, and we expected it to behave the same way – by simply swinging or sliding open. Boy were we wrong. As you can see in the video above, Torggler thought way outside the box when creating this fixture. With a single touch the Evolution Door splits apart into panels, glides across the wall and reassembles itself over the open doorway like a piece of origami. It’s completely mesmerizing: we could watch it open and shut all day! Read on to learn more about how the Evolution Door achieves this mind-boggling effect. Read the rest of Watching This “Evolution Door” Open Will Blow Your Mind Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: door design , Evolution Door , flip panel door , folding door , interior design , kinetic doors , KLEMENS TORGGLER , origami door , origami-inspired design        

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King’s Cross: Renovating London’s Largest Transport Hub

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Designed by Lewis Cubitt and unveiled in 1852, London’s King’s Cross railway station is one of Britain’s biggest and most well-known transport hubs. The station took its name from the King’s Cross area of London; it’s named after a monument of King George IV that sat at the Cross Roads. Today, King’s Cross station provides long-distance overground train services to Leeds, Newcastle and Edinburgh. The King’s Cross complex also includes King’s Cross St. Pancras underground station, which acts as the biggest Underground transport hub in London, providing connections to every single line in the Capital. Although separate buildings, the King’s Cross development also includes St. Pancras International . This station provides services that include the Midland Main Line, Eurostar services to France and beyond, and high-speed train services to Kent via High Speed 1. Read the rest of King’s Cross: Renovating London’s Largest Transport Hub Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: britain , green transportation , infrastructure , king’s cross renovation , Kings Cross Railway , London , railway , railway station , sustainable transportation , train station , train travel , transportation hub , transportation infrastructure , Urban design        

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Sharp Plastic Packing Bands Prove Deadly for Marine Mammals

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Animal lovers and fastidious fishermen are already aware of the dangers that plastic six-pack drink rings, fishing line, hooks, and rubber bands pose to ocean creatures. However, a far more lethal class of marine debris has appeared on the scene in the form of plastic packing bands. These non-biodegradable loops can ensnare seals and sea lions, causing gruesome wounds, and restrict mobility to such an extent that the animal starves. Read the rest of Sharp Plastic Packing Bands Prove Deadly for Marine Mammals Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: environmental destruction , marine mammal , marine plastic pollution , microplastic pollution , national marine fisheries service hotline , NOAA , ocean conservation , pinniped , plastic gyre , plastic packing bands , plastic pollution , sea lion , seal        

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