Sunday, March 29, 2020

Solar powered hotel opens in Indian wine-growing region

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Mumbai-based firm Sanjay Puri Architects has just completed work on a beautiful hotel in northern India known for wine production. Built on a base of locally-sourced natural stone, the Aria Hotel is a...

MVRDV designs a sustainable urban living room for Shenzhen

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Dutch architecture firm MVRDV has unveiled its competition-winning designs for the Shimao ShenKong International Centre, a new “three-dimensional urban living room” for the heart of Shenzhen’s Longgang district. Selected from nearly...

New Site Collects Reports Of Anti-Asian American Sentiment Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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As the coronavirus spreads and disrupts life across the country, Chinese Americans and other Asian Americans are facing a secondary threat: racism. The virus was first detected in Wuhan, China, and some...

Gig Workers Would Get Unemployment Safety Net In Rescue Package

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Enlarge this image The economic rescue package passed by the Senate this week would let gig workers and other self-employed people seek unemployment benefits they wouldn't normally qualify for. John Minchillo/AP hide...

Facebook Steps Up Efforts To Combat The Spread Of Coronavirus Misinformation

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Enlarge this image Facebook says it's directing users across its platforms to more reliable information from established public health organizations in order to prevent the spread of false content. Facebook hide caption toggle...

The Biggest Distance-Learning Experiment In History: Week One

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Enlarge this image Chris Youssef for NPR For 6-year-old Sadie Hernandez, the first day of online school started at her round, wooden kitchen table in Jacksonville, Fla. She turned on an iPad and...

Everloops sustainable toothbrush comes with replaceable bamboo bristles

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Mexico City-based NOS has come out with a design to address one of the many causes of plastic pollution that consumers tend to overlook: toothbrushes. The company’s Everloop toothbrush combines a...

Vincent Callebaut unveils bioclimatic LEED-Gold timber tower

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Known for their love of infusing modern structures with an abundance of greenery, the prolific Paris-based practice Vincent Callebaut Architectures has just unveiled their latest sustainable design. Slated for the Island of...

Open-source CURA to turn shipping containers into emergency COVID-19 units

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Hospitals overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic could find a much-needed capacity lifeline in retrofitted shipping containers. An international task force, comprised of designers, engineers, medical professionals and military experts, has unveiled...

Floating ICEBERG creatively confronts global warming

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In summer 2019, a surprising sight popped up on a New Hampshire lake — ICEBERG, a floating, iceberg-shaped pavilion made of locally sourced wood and recycled plastic. Created to raise awareness...

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