architecture

New Technology Maps a Room Using Only Microphones

New Technology Maps a Room Using Only Microphones

microphone placed inside the Lausanne Cathedral (Credit: EPFL) Researchers from Switzerland developed a new algorithm which can precisely measure the dimensions of a room using just a few microphones and a snap of your fingers. Indoor GPS and many other ...

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Termite-Inspired Architecture

Termite-Inspired Architecture

Researchers at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse are studying the design of termite mounds in hopes of applying their principles to full scale architectural projects. The long term project yielded surprising ...

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The AVENUE Urban Robot

The AVENUE Urban Robot

Researchers at Columbia University in New York City have developed an autonomous robot capable of exploring urban areas and creating site models based on imaging and other collected data with little or no human interaction. Such models, currently created by ...

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Kuka HA 60-3 Automatic Super Arm

Kuka HA 60-3 Automatic Super Arm

Yale School of Architecture is using an advanced robotic arm called Kuka HA 60-3 which is capable of multiple tasks as well as learning new actions. The robotic arm assists students to create 3D models in unprecedented precision and accuracy. ...

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USB 3.0 Unleashed – First Products – 2010

USB 3.0 Unleashed – First Products – 2010

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group released the USB 3.0 specifications at the first SuperSpeed USB Developers Conference in San Jose, California, held on on Monday, November 17th. The completion of the specification, the technical map for USB 3.0 – also ...

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‘Larrabee’ – Intel’s Upcoming Many-Core GPU

‘Larrabee’ – Intel’s Upcoming Many-Core GPU

Intel Corporation will be unveiling a paper detailing the first ever “many-core” blueprint named “Larrabee.” Larrabee is a new approach to the software rendering 3-D pipeline, a ”many-core” programming model and performance analysis tool for several applications. Larrabee would be ...

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River Gym – Propelled By a Workout

River Gym – Propelled By a Workout

Architect Mitchell Joachim, in collaboration with Douglas Joachim, a personal trainer, came up with a concept that redefines the way we view the contemporary gym. When we exercise a lot of energy is dissipated and wasted. River Gym, a soft ...

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Revolutionary Vacuum Glass

Revolutionary Vacuum Glass

Researchers at Guardian Industries have recently introduced a new form of vacuum-glazed super glass. Based on the same principle used in vacuum thermos bottles, these glass panels essentially negate two principal modes of heat transfer. This vacuum-glazed glass may enable ...

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Crystal Island

Crystal Island

Crystal Island is an ambitious building project on an unprecedented scale, which was recently granted preliminary planning permission in Moscow. Designed by Foster and Partners, whose chairman is the accomplished architect Norman Foster, this impressive project will be the world’s ...

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Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel, which was opened in May, 2002, is named after the city of Falkirk in central Scotland. The wheel is a huge rotating boat lift connecting two main canals in the area and is one of Scotland’s most ...

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