‘Novabrik’ – mortarless brick siding – in a variety of colors and textures

Novabrik is a unique, interlocking concrete brick siding system that stacks and locks together to form a weather-resistant, maintenance-free, and durable brick exterior. All the inconveniences of mortar have been eliminated. Novabrik can be installed in freezing temperatures without the additional costs usually incurred in the winter with conventional masonry installation. https://youtu.be/RQqKL4-SP5U Novabrik® self-ventilated, mortarless brick siding is a unique system composed of tong...
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China’s new Beijing Daxing International Airport -World’s largest airport terminal, spanning 7.5 million square feet

Beijing's new Daxing International Airport (PKX) is now the world's largest airport terminal, spanning 7.5 million square feet—the equivalent of 98 soccer fields. With the runways and annexes, its whole surface covers 18 square miles. Beijing Daxing International Airport, is a large international airport located on the border of Beijing and Langfang, Hebei Province. The airport is Beijing's second international airport, after Beijing Capital International Airport.It has been nicknamed "the s...
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‘Corium brick’ – that combines the natural beauty of genuine brick with cost effective fast track installation

Corium is a unique brick cladding system that combines the natural beauty of genuine brick with cost effective fast track installation. It offers a facing brick finish for projects where a façade system is required, rather than traditional masonry. The Corium system comprises brick slip tiles specially manufactured to fix/clip mechanically to a steel backing section. The mechanical feature of ‘clipping’ is something unique to the Corium system. They are manufactured in 2400mm lengths, ad...
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China – ‘Kunlu’ mega-build construction machine that can erect 1,000 tonnes of girders to build bridge.

Kunlun a mega machine that has been put into operation on the construction of the Meizhou Bay cross-sea bridge, it can transport and installs 1,000-ton and 40-meter-long girders on the high-speed railway bridge. Meizhou bridge, China's first cross-sea high-speed railway bridge, connects the cities of Xiamen and Fuzhou, realizing a travel time of less than one hour between the two cities. Behind the mega project, the world's first 1,000-ton level bridge girder erection machine, Kunlun, ma...
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ICON Vulcan – 3D Construction Printer

Vulcan is ICON’s 3D printer designed specifically to produce resilient single-story buildings faster, more affordably, and with more design freedom. It has a printing capability to approximately 2,000 square feet. It has an adjustable width (to accommodate different slab sizes) and is transported in our custom trailer with no assembly required. The Vulcan features intuitive tablet-based controls, remote monitoring and support, onboard LED lighting for printing at night or during low-ligh...
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Canopy Stairs – spiral staircase that attaches to any tree trunk

Canopy Stair is a clever spiral staircase that attaches to any tree trunk, helping you build a walkway right up to the top. This modular stair system, created by designers Robert McIntyre and Thor ter Kulve, uses a series of ratchet straps to attach the cast aluminum frame, treads, and handrail to the outside of the tree trunk, letting you attach more as you go until you reach the desired height. The stairs will then stay sturdily in place until your adventure is don...
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Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore.

Jewel Changi Airport is a nature-themed entertainment and retail complex on the inside of Changi Airport, Singapore. Jewel represents an innovation in the world of lifestyle/retail design, with a one-of-a-kind relationship between garden and marketplace. https://youtu.be/owNABcxVY1g Jewel weaves together an experience of nature and the marketplace, dramatically asserting the idea of the airport as an uplifting and vibrant urban center, engaging travelers, visitors and residents, and ...
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OCEANIX CITY – sustainable floating community for 10,000 residents

Oceanix designs and builds floating cities for people to live sustainably on the ocean. A modular concept for new floating cities that is a self-sustaining & affordable. New industry with blue technologies that meet humanity's shelter, energy, water and food needs without killing marine ecosystems. Oceanix City, features mid-rise housing around a shared, green public space where agriculture and recreation co-exist. The design is anchored in the Sustainable Development Goals...
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Saudi Arabia’s new futuristic mega-city 33 times the size of New York City

Saudi Arabia's new futuristic mega-city 33 times the size of New York City, a $500 billion city-state. Neom is a planned cross-border city in the Tabuk Province of northwestern Saudi Arabia. It is planned to incorporate smart city technologies and also function as a tourist destination. Neom is a planned as a futuristic city with state of the art modern technology buildings, flying taxis, robot ... Saudi Arabia wants the country to become a technological and innovation hub. NEOM wi...
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HOHO Smart Film & Smart Glass – Transform from opaque barrier to a clear state.

Smart film has the dimming function that power on- transparent, power off-opaque. Aiming at the common glass, the smart film can be stuck on the surface of it. The installation process is simple and easy, avoiding the re-installation of your glasses. PDLC Film consists of a polymer matrix of liquid crystals enclosed by electrically conductive Indium Tin Oxide-coated PET film. The resulting PDLC Film has wiring attached to a conductive copper strip (busbar) along the film’s edge. This wir...
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China will host the World Economic Forum’s annual June meeting, often called Summer Davos on June 27 – 29 2017

China will host the World Economic Forum's annual June meeting, often called Summer Davos on June 27 - 29 2017. The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the international organization for public-private cooperation. Hundreds of business and research leaders are gathering in the Chinese city of Tianjin for the annual World Economic Forum. Innovation is in the spotlight for the current 'Summer Davos'. The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss nonprofit foun...
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German Center for Research and Innovation event on ‘Smart Cities & Urban Development ‘ in New York on May 2, 2017

German Center for Research and Innovation event on 'Smart Cities & Urban Development ' in New York on May 2, 2017 In order to achieve the goal of sustainable smart cities, strong collaborations in research and technology are critical. For this reason, six German urban research networks are building partnerships in the US to develop innovative solutions and joint projects for resource-efficient and climate-adapted cities of the future. The GCRI is inviting American researchers, urban plann...
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Segway’s new Human Transporter and Personal Robot

Ninebot by Segway miniPRO Hands-Free, Self-Balancing Personal Transporter The miniPRO is not a hoverboard—it’s the next step in the evolution of personal transportation. Powered by Ninebot technology, the miniPRO is a hands-free,two-wheel electric scooter with safer features, higher speeds, and longer battery life. The miniPRO is built to easily traverse a variety of indoor and outdoor terrains. Some transporters, including hoverboards, have earned a reputation as fire hazards...
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Unusual Hotels

Treehotel, Harads, Sweden - http://treehotel.se/en/   Dog Bark Park Inn, Idaho, USA - http://www.dogbarkparkinn.com/ Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden - http://www.icehotel.com/   Das Park Hotel, Linz, Austria - http://www.dasparkhotel.net/   Crane Hotel, Harlingen, The Netherlands - http://www.havenkraan.nl/en/information/  
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Dubai’s floating house that is half over the water and other half under the sea on a personal corral mini island

Floating Seahorse in Dubai is an iconic, one of a kind luxury lifestyle house that is half over the water and other half under the sea on a personal corral mini island. Each individual Floating Seahorse will boast three levels, one underwater, one at sea level and an upper deck. The master bedroom and bathroom will be totally submerged underwater and will command breathtaking views of the surrounding coral reef and marine life. The sea level accommodation will boast floor to ceiling windows, ...
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‘DocuSign’ – Sign and approve documents online

DocuSign is a San Francisco- and Seattle-based company that provides electronic signature technology and Digital Transaction Management services for facilitating electronic exchanges of contracts and signed documents. DocuSign’s features include authentication services, user identity management and workflow automation. Signatures processed by DocuSign are comparable to traditional signatures based on the product's compliance with the ESIGN Act as well as the European Union’s Directive 1999/93/EC...
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Improving Solar Efficiency with Stanford coating

Stanford engineers invent transparent coating that cools solar cells to boost efficiency. A transparent material that can improve the efficacy of solar cells, this coating has been invented by three Stanford engineers and has the tendency to radiate thermal energy into space which is released by solar cells, making cells cool. This invention shunts away the heat generated by a solar cell under sunlight and cools it in a way that allows it to convert more photons into electricity. The gr...
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Dynamic Skyscraper coming to New York – every room will enjoy views from East River to the Hudson River as the building moves

After thousands of years in which buildings have been static, David Fisher’s Dynamic Skyscraper is an important step ahead towards Future Architecture.  The Rotating Tower brings three main futuristic aspects, three revolutions. The first revolutionary aspect is related to the shape of the building, which changes continuously.  It is “Architecture as Part of the Environment”, adjusting to the sun and the wind, to the view and to our momentary requirements. Each floor, in fact, can rotate separ...
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Modern-day Atlantis – City underwater proposed by Japanese construction company by 2030

Forget colonies in space, one construction company says in the future humans could live in huge underwater complexes that corkscrew deep into the ocean. Five thousand people would live and work in a modern-day Atlantis, a sphere 500 meters in diameter housing hotels, residential spaces and commercial complexes, in the blueprint by Shimizu Inc. The vast globe would float on the surface but could submerge in bad weather, moving down a gigantic spiral structure that reaches depths of up to 4,...
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Bird Nest Hotel – Sleep on a tent hanging from tree

  There is something so attractive about sleeping in the trees; that is probably why theTreeHotel in Sweden is such a hit. Now you can get even closer to nature atWaldseilgarten in Bavaria, where you can hang out over the edge of a cliff or if you are a little bit nervous about sleeping with a mile of air under you, there are trees. Waldseilgarten/Promo image Portaledges were invented for rock-climbers doing multi-day climbs; they are not for people who toss and turn a lot. They ...
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