Posts Tagged technology

Harnessing the Tides of NYC

October 7, 2009

Today, Inhabitat has a great piece on a conceptual design for modular docking stations that could harness the tidal flows of the NYC coastline.  It’s  full of amazing graphics and video (see one just below) but it’s unclear to me whether this sort of technology is actually capable of flood-harvesting, as the title suggests.  Would […]

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Live Tree-Towers and Remote Gardening, Two Things You May Have Missed

September 30, 2009
Live Tree-Towers and Remote Gardening, Two Things You May Have Missed

Today I’d like to share two light little tidbits that you may have missed in the hubub surrounding the healthcare debate and UN climate conference. First, Science Daily reported that scientists and designers in Stuttgart have developed a “baubotanical” tower made from living trees. They explain that the goal of the “research is to design and to build living plant […]

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IBM’s SmarterCities for a Smarter Planet

September 9, 2009

Last week, some key people from IBM’s Smarter Cities Program sat down with reporters and bloggers from NYC to explain what they do and what they are about.  The video below comes from an impromptu interview with Robert Morris,  the Vice President of Services Research.  (Apologies for the background noise; we were at the US […]

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Green Buildings from the Stimulus

April 23, 2009
Green Buildings from the Stimulus

NYC On Its Way to Upgrading Relics of the Past For all the talk, research and white noise about sustainable cities, some seriously low hanging–yet extremely important–fruit, are often not addressed: Old buildings and their energy consumption. New buildings are more likely than not to have some type of efficiency features. Not all, but it’s […]

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Killing Watts (and Saving Dollars)

March 31, 2009
Killing Watts (and Saving Dollars)

Thor Ritz, here with another Tuesday post. Last week’s venture to Las Vegas was exhausting! Upon returning to NYC all I wanted to do was hunker down indoors and catch up on all the school work I’d let pile up while out west. Like any dutiful college student, though, I was able to find something […]

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