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A multi-level plaza and elevated viewpoint flank this Apple Store, which British architecture studio Foster + Partners has buried below ground in Shanghai's Jing'an district. Read more
the bench harnesses and converts wasted heat to improve outdoor comfort by cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. The post MIT-born ‘harness the heat’ presents thermally active urban urniture appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
gogoro unveils it's flagship electric smartscooter pulse, featuring adaptive headlights that automatically change its brightness. The post gogoro’s electric smartscooter ‘pulse’ has active headlights that change intensity on their own appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Hyundai has developed a new active aerodynamics system for electric vehicles, in the form of "active air skirts" ahead of the front wheels that can increase downforce and stability, while reducing drag and improving highway range.Continue ReadingCategory: Automotive, TransportTags: Aerodynamics, Hyundai, Efficiency, Electric Vehicles
Austrian company Turbulence Solutions claims it's already flight-testing a system that can detect and neutralize air turbulence, reducing the forces felt by passengers by up to 80% – and reducing fuel burn by up to 10%. It's set to launch in 2024.Continue ReadingCategory: Aircraft, TransportTags: Aerodynamics

By their very nature, rugged tablets are deigned to withstand all kinds of punishment at construction sites, on military missions or wilderness adventures. Utah's Juniper Systems claims that the Mesa Pro is the first IP68 model with active cooling.Continue ReadingCategory: Mobile Technology, TechnologyTags: Rugged, Tablet, Cooling
DARPA has awarded Aurora Flight Sciences a phase 2 contract for its CRANE (Control of Revolutionary Aircraft with Novel Effectors) program, following wind tunnel testing of a small-scale X-plane that uses compressed air bursts instead of control surfaces.Continue ReadingCategory: Aircraft, TransportTags: DARPA, aurora, Concept Aircraft
Although a completely flat-surfaced wheel would be aerodynamic, it would also be hard to keep cool – especially during the braking process. An experimental new wheel rim, however, has cooling vents that open as needed … and they're activated by heat.Continue ReadingCategory: Automotive, TransportTags: Wheel, Heating, Cooling, Shape Memory Alloys
Airbus is moving ahead with its vision of aircraft with active wing control, following successful wind tunnel tests at its facility near Bristol, England. The company is working to mimic the behavior of bird flight with wings that adapt their shape on the fly to optimize aerodynamics, making for more efficient aircraft with lower carbon footprints.Continue ReadingCategory: Aircraft, TransportTags is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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