Plant-covered Mobile Green Living Room travels through Europe

September 7, 2016 by  
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The Mobile Green Living Room is constructed from living wall modules (WABA-system) attached to an Abroll-Container platform. A wide variety of plants are grown on the wire-cube modules to show off the versatility and beauty of living walls. These freestanding 3D living walls provide shade, create a cooling microclimate , and help purify the air. Each semi-autonomous Mobile Green Living Room can be easily transported via truck and is equipped with an onboard water tank with a weeklong capacity and irrigation system. Related: Solar-powered Elevate Structure is wrapped in a living, breathing wall of green “Green Living Rooms are an example of how one of the green comfort zone solutions can be realised in high-density urban areas on heavily sealed surfaces where competition for usable space is at a premium,” says TURAS. “The Green Living Room represents an example of a new hybrid type of project. Rather than tackling climate change on a city-wide strategic level, they provide oases for communities at the heart of the most in-need areas.” The Mobile Green Living Room is currently touring Europe and is headed to Frankfurt after a brief stint in London. + TURAS Images via TURAS

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The fastest accelerating electric vehicle in the world hits 100 km/h in 1.779 seconds

July 28, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. A team of students from the University of Stuttgart just designed, built and raced what could be the fastest accelerating electric vehicle in the world. During carefully monitored tests, the student-designed E0711-6 electric car successfully managed to accelerate from 0-100km/h in a mind-blowing 1.779 seconds. The team is anxiously awaiting confirmation of a new record from the Guinness Book of World Records. Read the rest of The fastest accelerating electric vehicle in the world hits 100 km/h in 1.779 seconds

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Biomimicry in buildings: 6 animal-shaped architectural wonders

February 26, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Biomimicry in buildings: 6 animal-shaped architectural wonders Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal shaped buildings , biomimicry , biomimicry in architecture , buildings shaped like animals , Dragon Bridge Han River Vietnam , institute for computational design , institute of building structures and structural design , javier senosiain , Javier Senosiain Nautilus House , Jeongok Prehistory Museum , RMJM , RMJM Zhuhai Observation Tower , University of Stuttgart , University of Stuttgart beetle pavilion , vincent callebaut , Vincent Callebaut floating whale garden

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This Japanese robot-hat will feed you tomatoes while you jog

February 26, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. File under ‘things we never knew we needed’… and are actually pretty sure we still don’t: this robot/hat/backpack contraption by Japanese ketchup kings Kagome will feed you a steady stream of tomatoes while you go for a run. According to the AFP “The Tomatan is a backpack that can be loaded with six mid-sized tomatoes —e nough, say the makers, to power runners through [last] weekend’s Tokyo Marathon.” Because, it turns out, tomatoes are really good at fighting fatigue. The downside? The contraption weighs in at 18lbs, so one might want to consider just packing a banana or two instead. Via Slate Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: fruit , kagome , nutrition , nutrition for runners , robot backpack , robto , sustainable food , tokyo marathon , tomato , tomato bot , tomatoes , tomaton , weird robot

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Robots Built This Peanut-Shaped Geometric Building From 243 Prefab Wood Panels

June 25, 2014 by  
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