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Liberia: Govt. to Demolish Wetland Structures

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[New Dawn] The Liberian government through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has asked individuals, firms and residents currently undertaking projects within and along wetland around the National Police Academy to remove all existing structures within 30 days or face demolition.

Secondary School in Stettbach

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A considerable vertical difference is the characteristic feature of this Stettbach slope where, according to a commemorative plate, the French and Austrian armies were engaged in combat in 1799. Besides the extreme site, the large space programme posed some problems to the architects involved. The arrangement of the various parts and the design of details, […]

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Hidden Architecture

Why Nigeria’s crypto crackdown is misguided

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Cryptocurrency doesn’t have to be a problem. Neither does the Central Bank. Catching many people by surprise on 5 February, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) issued a ruling instructing banks and financial institutions to close accounts involved in cryptocurrency exchanges. This sparked a controversy that, at first, centred on the veracity of the statement. Some commentators suggested it was fake, pointing to its suddenness and the misspelling of the word “public” for “pubic”. Once its authenticity was confirmed, it kicked off an even larger storm of anger and confusion as people debated what the ruling would mean. Cryptocurrency is […]

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Abubakar Popoola

Exotic minimalism: modern villa with pool in the middle of the jungle in Mexico

4 days 13 hours ago

Modern architecture is more and more focused on the surrounding nature and minimal interference with the local landscape. This trend can be well seen in this holiday villa, which is lost in the jungle of Mexico. Only straight lines and right angles characterize the simple exterior of the house, while concrete is the only building...

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Anna Pufik

Microsoft melds the real and virtual with new Mesh platform

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Zoom calls and video meetings have exploded over the past year (thanks, COVID), but a flat screen doesn’t do a great job of transmitting a person’s presence. To make remote meetups a bit more personal, Microsoft has unveiled Mesh, a “mixed reality” platform that lets people work and play together as virtual avatars overlaid on real-world spaces.

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Michael Irving

Soaring over the fjords: micro hotel with breathtaking views in Norway

4 days 14 hours ago

Waking up with a view of the fjord and then having breakfast feeling as if you are floating above the ground – all this is possible at the Sky Lodges Hotel on the famous Lysefjord in Norway. There are only two houses with an area of ​​22 m² each, but the effect they produce is...

Запись Soaring over the fjords: micro hotel with breathtaking views in Norway впервые появилась PUFIK. Beautiful Interiors. Online Magazine.

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Thomas Schläpfer

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Thomas Schläpfer
Betriebsleiterwohnung Saegi . Oberstammheim Thomas Schläpfer Die denkmalgeschützte ‚Saegi’ besteht seit dem 18. Jahrhundert und ist bis heute, dank der sorgsamen Pflege seines Besitzer und Betreibers, funktionstüchtig. Später kam ein Lagerschuppen hinzu. Um die Zukunft des Ensembles zu sichern, war es der Wunsch des Besitzers eine kleine Betriebsleiterwohnung für seinen Nachfolger zu erstellen. In Zusammenarbeit … Continue reading Thomas Schläpfer
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"Biological" apartment to be a testbed for living materials and health

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An artist's impression of The Ome, an apartment made from living materials

The microbes we're exposed to in the home by picking up a kitchen sponge, sitting on the toilet seat or cleaning the dog food bowl can all help shape the microbial communities living on and in our bodies, which research is increasingly linking to various health outcomes. A new "biological" apartment under construction in the UK will provide scientists with a means of exploring this relationship, along with the overarching aim of ushering in a generation of more sustainable buildings that can be constructed with living materials.

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Nick Lavars

Biohybrid robot wired to “hear” using locust’s ear

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Researchers have connected a locust's ear to a robot

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have managed to create a kind of cyborg, by integrating the ear of a locust into a robot. The robot was then able to respond to noises that the biological sensor picked up, which could pave the way for more sensitive and efficient sensors.

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Category: Robotics, Technology

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Michael Irving

New evidence shows coronavirus can infect and kill heart muscle cells

4 days 18 hours ago

The research offers definitive evidence showing how the virus can infect and destroy heart cells

A robust new study has demonstrated how SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, can infect and directly damage heart tissue. The research suggests previously reported cases of heart damage in COVID-19 patients are not due to inflammation in response to an infection but the virus itself interfering with heart muscles.

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Rich Haridy

Self-driving camper vans inch closer as VW tests autonomous Bullis

4 days 19 hours ago

After debuting the ID. Buzz at NAIAS 2017, Volkswagen later announced its intentions to pursue production 

Electric camper vans offer some compelling advantages that we're looking forward to enjoying at campgrounds and backcountry sites, but what we're really yearning to see is a self-driving motorhome. Something about starting the vacation by kicking back in a recliner seat and reading a good book or tourism destination literature sounds so much more relaxing than inching along in infuriatingly slow holiday traffic toward the mountains or coast. Volkswagen is taking a step toward that idyllic future by testing autonomous tech in the upcoming ID. Buzz electric van, the spiritual successor to the world's favorite camper vans.

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C.C. Weiss

"Kelp elevator" for biofuel production boosts growth by four times

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So far as feedstocks for the production of biofuels go, kelp is a highly promising one on many fronts, and a new technology promises to boost its credentials even further. Scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) have demonstrated how raising and lowering it in the ocean environment with a "kelp elevator" can significantly boost biomass yield, by maximizing its exposure to both sunlight and nutrients.

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Nick Lavars