Documentary Inspires the Queen to Ban Plastic

February 16, 2018 by  
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Queen of England bans plastic bottles and straws at royal estates

February 12, 2018 by  
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Plastic doesn’t seem to have the royal stamp of approval any more. Queen Elizabeth II recently banned plastic straws and bottles on royal estates with the goal of reducing plastic use. The Independent and The Telegraph quoted a Buckingham Palace spokesperson as saying “there’s a strong desire to tackle this issue” of plastic among the royal household. Some people think the Queen has taken an interest in the plastic problem after working on a conservation documentary with broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough , who recently discussed the particular dilemma of ocean plastic in Blue Planet II – a heartrending clip from the show revealed a mother pilot whale who carried around her dead baby likely poisoned by plastic. Friends of the Earth campaigner Julian Kirby told The Telegraph, “Blue Planet’s reach now extends to the Royal households and shows how much momentum is building behind the war on plastic pollution .” The Queen is tackling plastic use in multiple ways. Buckingham Palace spoke of new waste plans, including measures to phase out straws in public cafes and ban them completely in staff dining rooms. Takeaway food products from Royal Collection cafes will now have to have biodegradable or compostable packaging. Internal caterers at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse will only be able to utilize china glasses and plates, as well as recyclable paper cups, per The Telegraph. Related: Over 200 nations commit to ending ocean plastic waste The Telegraph reported Buckingham Palace is going through a 10-year, £369 million – or around $510 million – refurbishment with a goal of improving energy efficiency in the royal residence. Electrical cabling and heating systems that haven’t been updated since just after World War II will be replaced. Solar panels will line the roof and an anaerobic digestion unit will create biogas from waste. Buckingham Palace has a web page devoted to the environment , which says the royal household “is working hard across operations in the Royal Palaces and Estates to reduce its impact on the environment, using everything from energy efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lighting to hydro-electricity generating plants to ensure efficient running of its sites.” Via The Independent and The Telegraph Images via Depositphotos and PublicDomainPictures.net

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LEGOLAND Windsor throws a birthday party fit for a queen

June 11, 2016 by  
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For the Queen of England’s 90th birthday, the LEGO masters at LEGOLAND Windsor celebrated in the only way they knew how: by painstakingly handcrafting a brick version of the Queen’s birthday party! All in all, the diorama took 650 hours to build and a whopping 35,000 bricks. Click the link to see the full display!  

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MorePhone: Paper-Thick Flexible Smartphone Curls Upon a Call

May 1, 2013 by  
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If you prefer to keep your phone on silent but end up with a bunch of missed calls and unread messages, you will love this bendable smartphone! Designed by researchers at Queen’s University Human Media Lab in Canada, the MorePhone is a smartphone that twists when it receives a text or call. It is based on thin film, flexible display technologies and organic user interfaces that allow computers to take any shape or form. Read the rest of MorePhone: Paper-Thick Flexible Smartphone Curls Upon a Call Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: flexible display technologies , flexible displays , flexible smartphone , green gadgets , human-computer interaction , MorePhone , organic user interfaces , Queen’s University Human Media Lab , smartphone technology , ultra thin smartphone        

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Morpholio Builds on Their Design App with the Launch of ’7 New Tools for the Creative World’

May 1, 2013 by  
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Just under a year ago, the brains over at the Morpholio Project released Morpholio , a mobile and web-based app that created a new platform for presentation, critique and collaboration. They then followed this up with Trace , a digital design tool that allows creatives to instantly draw on top of imported images or background templates and layer comments or ideas to generate intelligent sketches to be shared. Now their back again with Morpholio 2.0 , a new suite seven forward-thinking design tools. The app re-imagines the portfolio as a design utility, providing a means to share, discuss and get feedback on work from a global community of users. Morpholio’s cloud-based infrastructure focuses on ways to amplify design thinking; drawing, commenting, sharing and analysis are built into and on top of the portfolio, creating the first completely integrated platform for designers. “Creatives have a rich interaction with each other as well as their own work, which wasn’t being captured by existing software,” says Mark Collins, Co-creator of Morpholio . “With these new tools, Morpholio 2.0 becomes a powerful hub that reflects and amplifies the life of the creative—overflowing and abundant with inspiration, ideas and discussion.” Check out the video of the new edition above, then download it for free at the App Store . + Morpholio 2.0 at the App Store + Morpholio Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 7 New Tools for the Creative World’ , architecture portfolio , columbia morpholio , custom portfolio , design a portfolio , design portfolio , digital portfolio , drawing apps , drawing software , modern portfolios , morpholio , morpholio 2.0 , portfolio app , portfolio software , portfolios for architects , presentation and portfolios , presentation app , presentation for architects , trace , trace app , trace by morpholio , tracing apps , tracing software        

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London’s Tower Bridge Gets LED Upgrade for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

May 31, 2012 by  
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