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The ICC Evaluates Code for Tall Wood Buildings

Time was, wood construction had serious limitations where commercial, tall buildings were concerned. But with new materials and a refocusing on code requirements for tall wood buildings, the times might be changing. The International Code Council (ICC) plans to announce new findings in its exploration of “Tall Wood” construction this fall. Its Tall Wood ad…

Drone Navigation Heeds the Bat Signal

Bats are some of nature’s most misunderstood creatures. But drones, or at least drone pilots, get it. Many of them, too, carry the stigma of being mysterious and potentially dangerous. Maybe that’s why Ken Sebesta, Ph.D., looked to nighttime’s leathery-winged flight experts for inspiration on how to improve drone control and navigation. Or maybe it’s…

A 3D Printed Car? Divergent Says Yes!

Beauty, sustainability, and the convenience of 3D printing, all in one incredibly good looking vehicle? Divergent Manufacturing says that it’s not just possible, it’s happening right now. Company founder, Kevin Czinger, “wants to completely change the way automobiles are built,” says Engineering.com. And while all of the hype is surrounding the manufacture, one of the…

Improve Food Production Using Data?

Anyone who has done as little as dabble with a houseplant understands just how difficult it can be to predict from one day to the next what it really needs. Even the most accomplished gardeners will tell you that they’ve killed nearly as many tomatoes and squash as they’ve helped thrive, despite their best efforts.…