"This animation distils hundreds of years of culture into just five minutes. A team of historians and scientists wanted to map cultural mobility, so they tracked the births and deaths of notable individuals like David, King of Israel, and Leonardo da Vinci, from 600 BC to the present day. Using them as a proxy for skills and ideas, their map reveals intellectual hotspots and tracks how empires rise and crumble. The information comes from Freebase, a Google-owned database of well-known people and places, and other catalogues of notable individuals. The team is based at the University of Texas at Dallas."
The 2014 Solar Decathlon in Europe asked university teams to design and construct a house built for sustainability. This year’s winner, Delft University’s Prêt-à-Loger, realized that reusing is more sustainable than rebuilding, so the team designed a retrofit skin that turns an existing house into a net-zero energy home.
Originally published on 1Sun4All. Solar Decathlon Europe 2014, Team Réciprocité, which is formed by the alliance of Appalachian State University and Université d’Angers, began assembling the structure of their unique design, Maison Reciprocity, or Reciprocity House, on March 5. The next steps include testing the mechanical systems, disassembly, and then packing their energy-independent solar home into containers for the journey, via cargo ship, to Europe.
ASU's solar house construction to begin Watauga Democrat Appalachian State University's Team Reciprocite is expected to begin construction this week on Maison Reciprocity, its re-imagined row house entry in the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014, an...