Chad Wright’s Sand Castle Suburb Symbolizes the Collapse of the American Dream

June 27, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Chad Wright’s Sand Castle Suburb Symbolizes the Collapse of the American Dream Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , California , Chad Wright , eco-art , environmental art , land art , master plan , San Francisco , sand art , sand castles , sandcastles , Studio Chad Wright , suburban subdivisions , suburbia , Urban design        

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Voltmaker Kinetic Charger Powers Your Smartphone With a Flick of the Wrist

June 27, 2013 by  
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No matter how diligent you are at charging your smartphone before leaving the house, there is always some point where you find that your battery is on its last legs – and it’s usually when you need to make an important call. The Voltmaker is a ratchet-inspired kinetic charger that lets you power up your phone with a simple flick of the wrist. The prototype charger of an aluminum tube that houses a 2000 mAh Li-ion battery – a few minutes of vigorous motion creates enough juice for a brief phone call, or to switch on an integrated LED light. Read the rest of Voltmaker Kinetic Charger Powers Your Smartphone With a Flick of the Wrist Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: device , electronics , gnu , gpl , IndieGoGo , kinetic , LED , lithium ion battery , peg , smartphone , voltmaker        

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London Cyclists Account for 24% of All Vehicles During Rush Hour Traffic

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London Cyclist photo from Shutterstock Transport for London (TfL) conducted the biggest mass census of cyclists to date and found that bikes make up 24% of all vehicles on the streets during the city’s morning rush hour. This new statistic gives traction to cycling advocates who demand better infrastructure, as it proves that cyclists are no longer just a small minority. London’s new cycling commissioner Andrew Gilligan summed it up by saying: “cycling is clearly a mass mode of transport in central London and until now it hasn’t been treated as such. Nearly all provision for cycling is based on the presumption that hardly anyone cycles, that you can make do with shoving cyclists to the side of the road and that just clearly is wrong.” Read the rest of London Cyclists Account for 24% of All Vehicles During Rush Hour Traffic Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: andrew gilligan , ashok sinha , biggest mass census of cyclists to date , Boris Johnson , cycling as a mass mode of transportation , cycling london rush hour , cyclists make up a quarter of rush hour traffic , elephant and castle , encouraging more cycling in london , holborn , london cycling budget , London Cycling Campaign , london cycling commissioner , london cycling master plan , tfl , throb olds road , transport for london        

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Spiraling Eco Tower Provides Suburban Living in the City

April 14, 2010 by  
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Living in the city definitely has a lower environmental footprint , but families often miss out on having a backyard and a garden. The Spiral Tower , designed by Philipp von Bock, is a family friendly eco tower designed for Berlin

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Oregon’s Hardline on Sprawl Holds Back Suburbia

January 5, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Good Good explains that “in Oregon, radical antisprawl laws aim to save the state’s bucolic paradises. But with land-hungry suburbs on the prowl, can these goats be saved?”…

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Monkeys in Nepal Provide New Data on Urban Toxicity

January 5, 2010 by  
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Image credit: mattspinner /Flickr In South and Southeast Asia, monkeys and people are synanthropic . It sounds complicated, but all this means is that they share the same ecological niche. Some species, like macaques , are very similar in behavior, diet, and even anatomical composition to their human neighbors

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