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Green Building Trends for 2015

The best green building trends for 2015 make environmentally friendly materials and practices live comfortably with the end user’s need for something beautiful. No longer a question of aesthetics or environmental effect, there’s so much variety that everyone gets what they really want. This is great news, considering that green construction is predicted to keep…

It’s Always Sunny Underneath NYC

One of the most innovative public park spaces has been right under New York City’s nose all the time. But when they say “under,” they mean it. The new Lowline project proposal takes an unused space with loads of character, and turns it into something the likes of which the city has never seen. The…

Harnessing Wave Power for Electricity

Renewable energy isn’t just a good idea. More and more, it’s becoming mission critical for survival, at least as we know it. But new technology has arrived that might be another answer. Traditional methods of producing electricity have their problems, which most everyone knows too well. But what if the very clean, renewable source of…

What Friction-Free Materials Mean for Engineering

Superlubricity might not be in your everyday vocabulary now, but it will be. Where friction exists, which is essentially everywhere, there is resistance. And conversely, lubrication acts to reduce that resistance. Although friction was understood, at least in a broad sense, several hundred years ago, there’s always been more to learn. And now scientists are…

Engineering 100 Years From Now

Engineering 100 Years From Now It’s hard to envision what the next hundred years will bring when a person looks back over the last century. Innovations in communication, transportation, architecture, electronics and the medical field have far surpassed the dreams of even the most gifted minds. Nobody has a crystal ball when it comes to…