In the twenty-first century we are faced with a basic rule. When someone has their survival strategy based on knowledge of a single technology is doomed to failure. Nevertheless, if this strategy is based on constant updating and lifelong learning so it's easier to augur success. João Greno Brogueira, January 2012
Rethink Robotics, the firm that designed and manufactured Baxter the famous industrial robot, has met its match. Robotis’ Bioloid, an educational DIY robotics set, has developed a new, hipper cousin to Baxter that dances – Gangnam Style. And no wonder. Baxter is a “serious robot” who has a job at Vanguard Plastics, a Connecticut manufacturer. He doesn’t have time to goof off.
High-speed rail (HSR) has long been touted as a tool of economic development in addition to its primary function of improving connectivity and ease of travel. Now, high-speed rail also has the potential to contribute to the nation’s urban revitalization trends.
Because HSR and other rail hubs are often located in urban centers, they are attracting an influx of tourism and activity to these cities. The mixed-use and transit-oriented nature of development around HSR hubs further supports the growth of city centers and downtowns.
Hotel development is particularly advantageous around these hubs because of their accessibility to those arriving by rail. These hotels also benefit from the mixed-use environment of urban centers, which provide visitors with walkable access to retail, restaurants, and attractions. In exchange, hotels and their guests energize the surrounding area with human activity...
La Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM), inauguró el Centro Roberto Garza Sada, de Arte, Arquitectura y Diseño (CRGS), en Nuevo León, diseñada por Tadao Ando, premio Pritzker de arquitectura 1995.
“La Puerta de la Creación”, como el arquitecto japonés la ha llamado, destaca por su imagen contundente de hormigón visto. La obra ha tenido un coste de más de 45 millones de dólares, y se ha llevado a cabo gracias a las aportaciones de empresarios y donantes, construyéndose a lo largo de 34 meses y empleando a más de 2,800 trabajadores.
En su planta de 99 metros de largo por 27 de ancho encierra seis niveles de doble altura de 5.40 metros cada uno, que superan grandes retos estructurales, como los 100 metros de largo con claros sin soporte en la parte inferior.
"Merlin Mobility is developing a suite of web based tools that allows organizations to rapidly create and deploy augmented reality content. This recent application for pump manufacturer Sandpiper developed in collaboration with Sentrinsic Incorporated highlights the technical details of our platform. These details include our instruction architecture for managing multiple branching tasks with context sensitive voice, animations, videos, textual descriptions and intent-based presentation that ensures the user is viewing the desired content during each step. Features highlighted in this video include 3D tracking initialized by a QRCode, viewpoint dependent animations, intelligent part masking, dynamic arrows, object aware labeling and cuttaway view animations."
Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education’s College Central has made a bold statement to embrace Singapore’s transformation into a ‘City in a Garden.’
The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) is a post-secondary institution in Singapore that provides pre-employment training to secondary school leavers as well as continuing education and training to working adults.
Located in Martinborough, New Zealand, Cornege-Preston House cleverly mixes modern amenities with a peaceful rural environment atmosphere.
Envisioned by architectural firm Bonnifait + Giesen, the 2,153 square foot contemporary residence offers plenty of sustainable features, such as double-glazed windows and skylights for cross-room solar penetration and heat retention, water heating by solar hot water panel on roof topped up by thermostat-controlled electricity and two 25,000 litre tanks capturing rainwater...
The Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences was designed by Perkins+Will in New York, with an intriguing and innovative sustainable design.
The concept, characterised by an irregular folded-like structure wrapped in copper, aims to mark a new 'Front Door' for the School of Engineering. The building is organized around a multi-story gallery that allows students to circulate easily through the space. The intriguing learning space is vibrant and breezy; students can sit, discuss projects or share ideas over a cup of coffee in the multi-story student lounge.
Seeking LEED Gold, efficient strategies include improved building shell insulation, high-performance windows, energy efficient lighting design with occupancy and photo sensor control.
Tom Prete, vice president of engineering for Pratt & Whitney, told us in an email that the lab will use electron beam melting (EBM) machines from Arcam and laser sintering from EOS. Pratt & Whitney is already using AM for prototyping for various engines, including its PurePower engines. Components have been made and engine-tested and are being certified for the PurePower engine family.
Google Smartwatch 3D render concept. We've seen the Samsung smartwatch and the possible Apple iWatch but what if Google made a watch? We've come up with a possible design and features that we would like to see in the Google Smart Watch..