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Architecture
How the humble bollard can save lives while improving urban design Print E-mail
Good design can save lives, but sometimes, it’s the humblest designs that do the most good. For instance, you rarely notice them, but bollards are popping up all around cities as an effective way to protect pedestrians during an accident or terrorist attack. That said, no one wants to feel like they are living in a fortress, which is why some designers like Reliance Foundry are creating bollards that don’t just protect people, they enhance the architecture of the city around them. A bollard... Add a comment
 
Elon Musk just announced he got verbal approval to build a New York to DC hyperloop Print E-mail
Elon Musk just announced that the New York City to Washington D.C. hyperloop is happening. Taking to Twitter, Musk said that he has received verbal approval to build an underground hyperloop from city to city, with at least a dozen entrance/exits in each city. Once completed, riders will be able to zoom from city to city in under 30 minutes. https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/888053175155949572 Musk added - again, on Twitter - that there is still work to do to get official approval, but... Add a comment
 
This boy accidentally found a 1.2 million-year-old fossil by tripping over it Print E-mail
Sometimes, there are benefits to being clumsy. A 9-year-old named Jude Sparks recently found this out. While hiking the Orange Mountains in New Mexico with his family, Sparks tripped over an object which at first, he thought was “just a big fat rotten cow.” Instead, it turned out to be a Stegomastodon fossil from 1.2 million years ago. https://youtu.be/xv12xqHcIhw The young boy told KVIA TV: “I didn’t know what it was. I just knew it wasn’t usual.” His family agreed, which... Add a comment
 
Today's archidose #971 Print E-mail
Here are some of my photos of Jenny Sabin Studio's Lumen at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens, on display until September 4, 2017.

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We've made enough plastic trash to bury Manhattan under 2-miles of the stuff Print E-mail
  Whether one is getting an iced latte to-go in the morning, received their restaurant leftovers in a plastic takeaway container, or forgot to take their reusable bags to the store, there are numerous ways one can obtain disposable plastic — and that is a problem. According to the first global analysis of the production of plastics, humans now produce more plastic than anything else and, as a result, have created 8.3 billion tonnes (9.bn tons) of the stuff since the 1950’s. If the trend... Add a comment
 
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