Sometimes, particle animations work, such as with Perpetual Ocean [nasa.gov], developed by NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio. This visualization shows ocean surface currents around the world during the period from June 2005 through Decmeber 2007.
Architects all over the world have demonstrated the usefulness of buildings which are heated and cooled by design rather than by fossil fuel energy. What has received much less attention, however, is the possibility of applying this approach to entire urban neighbourhoods and cities.
Designing a single, often free-standing, passive solar house is quite different from planning a densely populated city where each building is heated and cooled using only natural energy sources. And yet, if we want passive solar design to be more than just a curiosity, this is exactly what we need. Modern research, which combines ancient knowledge with fast computing techniques, shows that passive solar cities are a realistic option, allowing for surprisingly high population densities.
Dogs and humans release natural painkillers after running, but ordinarily sedentary ferrets that run do not. The chemical compounds may be an adaptation to reward the necessary behavior in running species. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Last month, EMBARQ India hosted an event, “Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit,” in Mumbai to discuss the challenges and opportunities of promoting and scaling up entrepreneurship initiatives in the auto-rickshaw sector in Indian cities. The three key issues highlighted at the event included 1) finance, 2) regulation, and 3) institutional issues.
It looks like GM is playing an important role in the growth of RelayRides, which announced earlier this month that it is expanding its service nationwide. And the question that comes in mind is why GM is doing it?
The House Budget Committee passed its budget alternative last week that calls for reduced spending for international affairs. The accompanying report gives some details on the cuts the Committee is recommending.
Algae: It’s a burgeoning biofuel, a handy ingredient in cosmetics, and a nutritious addition to food. One day, it might be used to generate heat in your apartment, with a little help from a toilet flush or some running water.
In South America, Bus Rapid Transit is successful because it serves transit dependent riders who possess limited mobility choices, while in North America it is promoted as a premium service to riders with choices.
It’s a phenomenon that has become increasingly apparent over the last five years: For many people, the ideal job has morphed from one that offers lots of money to one that offers meaning--and a competitive salary doesn’t hurt, either.
One of the criticisms you hear about bikeshare systems is that they will only replace trips that would otherwise have been by walking or taking transit. But Capital Bikeshare keeps confounding the critics. The full picture is much more complex and interesting, with Cabi replacing bus and rail trips but also leading subscribers to use the transit system more often.
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