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Engineers are exploring The Future of Design with 3D interaction via @leapmotion

SpaceX is exploring methods for engineers to accelerate their workflow by designing more directly in 3D. We are integrating breakthroughs in sensor and visua...

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Farid Mheir's curator insight, September 12, 2013 6:42 PM

I have a leap motion device at home (via kickstarter!). It remains a toy on my desk as I have yet to find meaningful applications for the device in the information worker area. 


However this video shows very well how a simple 99$ device can completely transform the design process and product innovation.

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A Skyscraping, Vertical Farm Tower Concept

A Skyscraping, Vertical Farm Tower Concept | smart cities | Scoop.it

Although China has the largest agricultural output in the world, supporting more than 20% of the world’s population, only 15% of its land can be cultivated, of which only 1.2% permanently supports crops. The total land area used for farming is also set to fall as more and more land is used for development, though Spanish architectural firm Javier Ponce Architects has come up with an innovative solution. 

Its design concept, titled ‘Dynamic Vertical Networks’, consists of 615-foot tall structures to be used as farms located in close proximity to urban areas like Hong Kong, in order to keep food distribution costs low. The structures will be made of lightweight, recycled metallic materials, in a shifting floorplate design inspired by “traditional shifting terrace concepts in Chinese rice farming”. Crops would be grown hydroponically, to create a soil-free environment. The plants will benefit from high levels of natural sunlight from the unobstructed, open design. 


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The Device That Could Change the Way We Use Computers

The Device That Could Change the Way We Use Computers | smart cities | Scoop.it
Here's how Leap Motion developed its disruptive technology--from a math formula to the shelves of Best Buy.

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Polytron Is The First To Offer Transparent USB Flash Drives

Polytron Is The First To Offer Transparent USB Flash Drives | smart cities | Scoop.it
Polytron Technologies is the first company to offer transparent USB flash drives which can store 8, 16 or 32 GB on an LED glass stick worthy a sci-fi movie.

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Can Architects Solve Our Cities’ Pollution Problems?

Can Architects Solve Our Cities’ Pollution Problems? | smart cities | Scoop.it

As populations continue to move to urban areas, architects must address how their designs will impact the cities they are trying to improve— and those inhabitants whose access to clean air is determined by their proposals. How can architects best use design to repair the health of our cities?


Visit the article link for project links and an overview of some of the innovative ways architecture addresses climate change, air quality, emissions and is rethinking our cities through design, technology and new approaches to sustainable urbanism...


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