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Scientists Use 3D Printer to Create World’s Smallest F1 Car and Other Famous Buildings

Scientists Use 3D Printer to Create World’s Smallest F1 Car and Other Famous Buildings | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
I'll admit that when you see F1 cars, they are generally more impressive with bold colours and striking advertising logos. However this F1 car is not what it appears to be.
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MobiPrize: Moving Minds, Moving the Urban Poor | TheCityFix

MobiPrize: Moving Minds, Moving the Urban Poor | TheCityFix | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

How do you improve mobility and access for residents of favelas like Riocinha in Rio de Janeiro?

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Global Wind Power Climbs to New Record in 2011

Global Wind Power Climbs to New Record in 2011 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
By J. Matthew Roney

Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts.
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1,000 Days: Improving Nutrition for Rural Women - Bread Blog

1,000 Days: Improving Nutrition for Rural Women - Bread Blog | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Last Friday at the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women in New York City, Bread for the World co-sponsored a side event called "1,000 Days: Improving Nutrition for Rural Women." Other co-sponsors included the Presbyterian Office at the United...
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Naomi Klein is half right: Distorted markets are the real problem

Naomi Klein is half right: Distorted markets are the real problem | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In Monday's Q&A, Naomi Klein said that the free market won't solve climate change. Gernot Wagner argues that markets aren't to blame -- distorted markets are.
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Method Has Fun In The Name Of Cleanliness

Method Has Fun In The Name Of Cleanliness | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Housecleaning is a tough thing to give a cool sheen. Swimming against that fast tide, environmentally savvy household product company Method has scrubbed out drudgery and infused lightheartedness into its new "Clean Happy" campaign.
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Time Keeps on Changing

Time Keeps on Changing | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In the new paperback version of Cartographies of Time, written by professors Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grifton, the timeline, one of the most fundamental human tools, offers a frame for unders...
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Next American City » Buzz » Senate Passes Bill Benefiting Cyclists and Pedestrians

Next American City » Buzz » Senate Passes Bill Benefiting Cyclists and Pedestrians | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
After adding amendments that eased the fears of advocates, the Senate today passed a transportation bill that takes into account drivers, cyclists and pedestrians alike.
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New TED-Ed Platform Aims to Bring TED Talks Into the Classroom - Education - GOOD

New TED-Ed Platform Aims to Bring TED Talks Into the Classroom - Education - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
By harnessing the expertise of educators to build out its video library, TED sends the message that teachers matter.
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Rising Sea Levels a Growing Risk to Coastal U.S., Study Says

Rising Sea Levels a Growing Risk to Coastal U.S., Study Says | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Flooding that was once exceedingly rare could become an every-few-years occurrence, new research shows.
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The Light Bulb as a Home Appliance

The Light Bulb as a Home Appliance | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
I'm sure by now you've read some of the political talk circulating the web as a result of a recent article by The Washington Post about the Philips LED bulb that won the L Prize and $10 million.  The contest was meant to spur lighting innovation...
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Size Matters: Scale in the Ecosystem of Work in the Future | Hinesight

Size Matters: Scale in the Ecosystem of Work in the Future | Hinesight | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Trust as the key to managing scale in the complex ecosystem of work in the future...
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What You Need to Find Out About Biomimicry « The Queen of Cougars

Biomimicry or biomimetics is the study of nature’s models, techniques, elements, and processes to be able to acquire ideas to solve real human issues. The word biomimicry comes from the Greek term bios which means life and mimesis meaning to imitate. Bionics, bio-inspiration, and biognosis are other terms that are frequently utilized in this field.

 

All through billions of years, nature has gone through a massive trial and error process in order to refine the living things, procedures and materials of the environments. Numerous technologies produced from biological engineering in all aspects right down to even the nanoscale have been influenced by the field of biomimicry. Since the start of mankind, humans have already been looking to nature to answer difficulties of both complex and simplistic character. To a lot of present engineering difficulties including wind resistance, absorbing solar energy, as well as power issues, nature has influenced remedies.

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10 Must-See Design Destinations | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World

10 Must-See Design Destinations | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
10 incredible design destinations that should be at the top of your list!
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A 6-Step Impact Investing Career Checklist (Part 1) – Opportunities & Roles

A 6-Step Impact Investing Career Checklist (Part 1) – Opportunities & Roles | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

This series is an abridged and revised version of a 5-part series originally published on GoodGeneration.org between Jan 15-23 , 2012.

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On Our Radar: Leveling the Plowing Field

On Our Radar: Leveling the Plowing Field | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Even though 43 percent of the farmers in developing countries are women, agricultural development efforts sponsored by wealthy countries often fail to consider this, experts meeting in New Delhi say.
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Do Your Part To Be Green From Head To Toe

Do Your Part To Be Green From Head To Toe | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
From Terri Bennett, Founder of DoYourPart.com : Being fashionably green is about more than just what you wear.
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A high-tech corporate giant strengthens a walkable, transit-accessible neighborhood | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

A high-tech corporate giant strengthens a walkable, transit-accessible neighborhood | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
         Despite being all-in with blogging and social media, I’ll confess to some ambivalence toward electronic media that displace bricks-and-mortar retail experiences.  Whether it’s Apple’s iTunes dealing the final death blow to music stores or...
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Can affordability share space with infill development? | Streetsblog.net

Can affordability share space with infill development? | Streetsblog.net | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Cities and suburbs looking for a post-Recession edge are planning redesigns of derelict shopping centers and ways to address the mono-culture of single-family homes. Both are liabilities if not handled properly. But examples of retrofits are surfacing daily, from University Circle’s Uptown to Dublin, Ohio’s effort to attract young workers by bolstering its traditional downtown with walkable urbanism.

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America's Real Homeless Hotspots

America's Real Homeless Hotspots | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
An estimated 600,000 Americans are homeless, but the spread isn't uniform. Some cities have been hit harder than others.
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Americans Took 10.4 Billion Trips on Public Transit in 2011 - Environment - GOOD

Americans Took 10.4 Billion Trips on Public Transit in 2011 - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Americans are in the middle of a serious flirtation with public transportation.
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Faraway farms: Chronicling urban agriculture around the world

Faraway farms: Chronicling urban agriculture around the world | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Filmmaker Karney Hatch set out to document urban farming outside the U.S. Here's a sneak preview of what he found.
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SocialFish | Why Generative?

SocialFish | Why Generative? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
That was a question posed during a Humanize webinar Maddie and I gave last week about the book.
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Climate Change Is Forcing Entire Countries to Migrate - Environment - GOOD

Climate Change Is Forcing Entire Countries to Migrate - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The island nation of Kiribati could buy land in Fiji to start transplanting its population off its disappearing islands.
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