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South Korea has 15-acre floating city backed by the UN

South Korea has 15-acre floating city backed by the UN

Atop large, buoyant concrete platforms anchored to the seabed, a South Korean city will house 12,000 by the mid-century. Able to rise and fall with the water, this trailblazing project has now been backed by the UN. By the mid-century, some 800 million people will be residing in conurbations where surrounding sea levels could rise by more than half a meter. When this happens, many of the 500+ threatened cities...

By London, UK
New AI DALL-E 2 creates images from text prompts

New AI DALL-E 2 creates images from text prompts

A new AI system can create a variety of images both realistic and surreal from natural language descriptions. It has the potential to be game changing, but not without some concerns. Algorithms and AI continue to make waves across the art industry. The latest breakthrough comes from a research team called OpenAI, who has just unveiled a new version of its DALL-E program. This software is a text-to-image generation tool...

By London, UK
How the pandemic changed our outlook on workplace design

How the pandemic changed our outlook on workplace design

Luring us back into the office was never going to be easy, so architects are finding ways to make modern workspaces virtually irresistible. After spending months working from the comforts of our own homes (and beds) we’ve all been armed with fresh expectations for what office spaces should look and feel like. Architects know that employees are now seeking out workplaces that prioritise their overall sense of wellness and safety. Spaces...

By London, UK
Students build solar greenhouse that produces energy

Students build solar greenhouse that produces energy

Traditional greenhouses typically use a ton of energy to work properly, but students in Catalonia have built a solar powered structure that creates energy rather than consuming it. Who says greenhouses can’t adapt to modern energy needs? First built in the nineteenth century, greenhouses are a nifty way to grow plants and produce our own flowers, but they usually use lots of energy to function. Students in Barcelona have created a solution...

By London, UK