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Workplace Automation Part 2 – Travel

In part one of our workplace automation series, we covered advances from the factory floor to the drone equipped delivery van- and the logistics in between. Today’s post covers the customer facing side of robotics- devices seen as you go about your day to day

Self Driving PRT Pod Heathrow Airport

PRT- Self Driving Travel Pods On Demand

Small Scale Rapid Transit: In a previous post,  we reviewed Light Rail and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) options.  In comparison to larger heavy rail systems, Light Rail and Bus Rapid lines each can be less capital intensive, more people friendly, and spur nearby development. The

Lighter Surface Colors- Cooler World

High Albedo reflects sunlight Albedo is simply the “whiteness” of a surface; its ability to reflect light energy. Surface  reflectivity is measured in values between Zero and One-  Zero indicates complete  black and one means totally white.  When evaluating a surface, assigning it a value

Brooklyn Queens Crosstown Light Rail

BRT – Downtown Bus or Upscale Ride?

Is the BRT a better bus? No one likes the bus. No one wants to take the bus. But people do take the bus. In dense metropolitan areas, people take  transit for a variety of reasons: For many, it simply makes sense rather than battle traffic

Project Frog Efficient Modular School

Too cool for sustainable school

Frog Design’s Modular, LEED certified school:  Frog is a company headquartered in San Francisco  doing innovative things with modular construction. No, scratch that. Project Frog is reinventing school construction. The firm is changing the nature of what we build, and how we build. Most of the

Netherlands Floating Homes

Dutch Plan for Rising Seas- Floating Homes

Flood resistant houses built on water:  In many coastal regions there is abundant evidence of sea level rise- and the rate of coastal loss is increasing. Countries with the most to lose are those that are the closest to sea level. We are seeing big flood

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