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Aquacities, BIG, Oceanix -

A UN-backed project to develop a floating city has been proposed for the seas off Busan in South Korea to pioneer a new mode of living amid climate-related sea-level rises. Dec 2021 Last week, the city government signed an agreement with Oceanix, a company founded by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels Group, and UN-Habitat. The plan is to build a city made from hexagonal modules that would be stable enough to resist a category five hurricane. The aim is to have the first platforms in the water by 2025, reports Business Insider. Although the size of the city’s first iteration has not been determined, the...

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Planet Express, Starflights, Suborbital Starflights -

TED2018 | April 2018 What's up at SpaceX? Engineer Gwynne Shotwell was employee number seven at Elon Musk's pioneering aerospace company and is now its president. In conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson, she discusses SpaceX's race to put people into orbit and the organization's next big project, the BFR (ask her what it stands for). The new giant rocket is designed to take humanity to Mars -- but it has another potential use: space travel for earthlings.       This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.  Source:  ...

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The Singapore Pavilion, one of the most inspirational stops at Expo 2020 Dubai, is a green thumb’s paradise   This article originally appeared on AD Middle East. If you enter (or exit) Expo 2020 Dubai from the Sustainability district portals, you can’t help but be mesmerized by a mirage-like oasis teeming with a thousand shades of green, where a glistening canopy and reflection pool create a magical first impression. This is the Singapore Pavilion, designed by WOHA Architects and embodying the theme of Nature.Nurture.Future, courtesy of the Singaporean landscape design studio Salad Dressing.  The Singapore Pavilion. Join AD PRO and save 20% on an...

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ammonia, non-carbon fuels -

Ammonia (NH3) is a major component in fertilizer and a promising carbon-free energy carrier. However, ammonia production consumes around 2 percent of the world's total energy production and releases 500 Mt of carbon dioxide annually. A research team led by scientists at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) developed a new kind of photocatalyst that can produce ammonia from atmospheric nitrogen at room temperature using sunlight. This new method outperformed the conventional way which causes massive carbon emissions. The research team believed that such technology of sustainable ammonia production would advance the development of the future nitrogen economy. This research...

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