Thursday, February 22, 2018

Wave of earthquakes shake Yellowstone's supervolcano

Since the start of February, Yellowstone National Park and its supervolcano have been hit with a wave of at least twenty earthquakes and a number of smaller tremors. Although the largest earthquake only registered a 2.9 on the Richter scale while all have struck about five miles below the Earth's surface, this so-called earthquake swarm is noteworthy, though likely not reason for alarm. "While it may seem worrisome, the current seismicity is relatively weak and actually represents an opportunity...

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7 simple designs that solve modern problems - and don't cost a fortune

Clean water. Housing. Storing renewable energy. These are just a few of the issues facing us today that design can take on. Around the world, people have applied design to tackling life's problems, and some have dreamed up solutions that won't break the bank. Check out our list of seven simple designs to meet these challenges and more.

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Africa's first waste-to-energy plant to supply 30% of Addis Ababa's household electricity needs

Addis Ababa, home to over three million people in Ethiopia, has one landfill: the Koshe dump site. It's about as large as 36 football pitches, according to the United Nations Environment Program. A waste-to-energy plant, Africa's first, could transform the site, burning around 1,400 tons of trash every day.

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Minimalist living meets luxury in the Sturgis Tiny Home

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Land fight could give tens of thousands of US Native Americans rights in Canada

A land battle in British Columbia could afford indigenous people residing in the United States rights in Canada. Rick Desautel, an America citizen who identifies as Sinixt, shot an elk in Canada 40 miles north of the border, and the British Columbian government decided to bring charges to court. They lost an appeal in December but filed papers last month to appeal again — but The Guardian said this move could have the unintended consequence of giving Native Americans new rights.

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UNStudios striking Paris cultural center contorts for optimal daylight

UNStudio has unveiled competition-winning designs for Centre Culturel DédiéAu 7è Art, a new cultural center that eschews traditional building forms for a twisted, sculptural shape. The eye-catching building, which comprises a cinema and “cultural laboratory,” will become part of EuropaCity, a £2.74 billion tourism and leisure district masterplanned by BIG. Terraced green roofs will top UNStudio’s design to provide thermal insulation, while visually complementing BIG’s “rolling hills”...

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This breezy bamboo amphitheater pops up in just 25 days

A beautiful bamboo amphitheater has risen in the lush tropics of Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian studio Bambutec Design crafted the 2,150-square-foot structure with the help of computer modeling in addition to old-fashioned model making by hand. The Bamboo Amphitheater Space Structure was built for the green campus of the Pontifical Catholic University and was assembled in 25 working days. Set on the banks of the Rainha River and screened in by bamboo, this bamboo structure complements its...

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