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A Green Sponge for a Water-Resilient City: Qunli Stormwater Park

A Green Sponge for a Water-Resilient City: Qunli Stormwater Park

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Pteropods ("sea butterly") shells in less acidic vs. more acidic waters

Overview | National Climate Assessment

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Will wealthy nations lead in the battle against global climate change?

Climate change is projected to reduce raw water quality and pose risks to drinking water, according to a new IPCC report.

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Artist Designs Surreal Futuristic Forts That Can Withstand Natural Disaster

"Dauphin Island" (Alabama, USA) by Dionisio González http://www.dionisiogonzalez.es/ | his renderings present a design more likely to survive that area's constant hurricanes, storms, & other natural disasters. || additional link: http://www.archdaily.com/494404/surreal-renderings-of-disaster-resistant-structures/

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how to make moss graffiti. subversion gets ecological.

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mcmansions in Cheshire, Ohio, with a coal-fired power plant in the distance.

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Frank Zappa and Parents, 1971 by MewDeep, via Flickr

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The Illuminator

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A set of master keys to the infrastructure of NYC popped up on ebay last month: The set consists of five keys that would allow control of virtually any elevator in the city, could knock out power to municipal buildings and skyscrapers, darken city streets, open subway gates and some firehouse doors and provide full access to 1 World Trade Center and other construction sites.

Keys to the City

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The most badass thing you'll see today: a bald eagle with 3D-printed beak

9 Animals Whose Lives Improved Thanks to 3D Printing [The Future of Medicine: http://futuristicnews.com/tag/future-medicine/ 3D Printing News: http://futuristicnews.com/tag/3d-printing/ 3D Printers: http://futuristicshop.com/category/3d-printers/ 3D Printing Books: http://futuristicshop.com/category/3d-printing-books/]

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underwater aquarium - an artificial chemical microclimate 850 below the ocean surface

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60 Hudson Street: the premier communications hub on the East Coast (time for a NYC field trip)

New York Architecture Images- THE WESTERN UNION BUILDING

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abandoned mc mansion?

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Forms of lithic disguise. From BLDGBLOG's review of John McPhee's new book comes this little glimpse into the system of self-demolition that is literally built into the Swiss national infrastructure.

BLDGBLOG: Various forms of lithic disguise

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hiromitsu

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Beautiful Portals

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In Seoul, a retailer uses 3D QR codes and the sun to deliver discounts only during its quiet times.

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Jessica Stockholder will transform a prominent intersection in Chicago into a three-dimensional work of art, making those on the sidewalks and streets feel as though they are part of an animated film.

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Infographic: In 80 Years, We Lost 93% Of Variety In Our Food Seeds

In 80 Years, We Lost 93% Of Variety In Our Food Seeds

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a miniature spectrometer to attach to your smart phone - it tells you at the point of sale how ripe fruit or vegetables are (or, for your meat eaters, how good a piece meat is).

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hanging in the closet

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Silo Tree Additions – March 29, 2009

tree in a silo

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"Piece of Nature Preserved" (1973) "The small hut is a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the longing for a simple, back-to-the-roots way of life," the museum suggests. "Nature unharmed by destructive environmental forces can only be created in a glass capsule, as a model in the shape of a preserving jar."

BLDGBLOG: Building in a Bottle

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