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"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about ageing populations.
5 | February 13, 2013 1:13am |
A well-respected architect known for "democratizing design" is now a member of the federal agency that oversees accessibility for the disabled -- and is himself paralyzed from the waist down.
February 7, 2013 7:54pm |
How would you feel about living in a city where drones aren't able to function?
6 | February 7, 2013 7:00am |
A new white paper commissioned by the American Institute of Architects points out the advantages of raising money from "the crowd" to finance bridges, skyscrapers, and other large projects.
3 | February 5, 2013 6:33am |
In its recently released report on the 10 tech trends that will affect 'postdigital' business in the next 18-24 months, Deloitte names a number of non-business influences in the corporate world.
February 1, 2013 1:47pm |
We've put man on the moon. Perhaps setting up a 3D moonbase will be the next step.
February 1, 2013 12:04pm |
A review of Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air, by Philip Jodidio
2 | February 1, 2013 3:29am |
Clear glass windows; neat rows of rectangular display tables; benches and tables in the back. Sound like a generic -- yet cool -- 21st century store? Yes. And it's one of Apple's newest trademarks.
4 | January 28, 2013 7:31pm |
There are devices that help those suffering with mobility issues, but few for children with tiny limbs. Where does 3D printing come in?
January 25, 2013 5:26am |
A Dutch architect hopes to be able to build a 3D printed house by the end of next year that can support "endless" additions.
1 | January 21, 2013 3:53am |
As Wikipedia faces a decline in contributors, engineering community manager Sumana Harihareswara works to make the organization a more welcoming place.
7 | January 21, 2013 3:00am |
A review of Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America, by Sam Roberts
1 | January 18, 2013 3:01am |
Many novice art collectors don't have big budgets. That's not an issue for this 20-something entrepreneur's affordable art rental site, Artsicle.
January 17, 2013 8:20am |
Qualcomm's CEO Paul Jacobs isn't a fan of Google Glass it seems.
January 16, 2013 7:07am |
Architects have mastered the art of defensive building, says SmartPlanet columnist C.C. Sullivan. But can an emerging architecture restore our sense of humanity as well?
2 | January 16, 2013 4:14am |
Three hours a day burns eight pounds a year.
1 | January 11, 2013 4:45am |
Dubai's economy suffered during the late 2000s, yet the emirate has seen it bouncing back recently. Luxe buildings and over-the-top properties are still part of its strategy.
5 | January 9, 2013 7:43pm |
MELBOURNE -- An urban interventionist is creating temporary structures to encourage residents to reclaim the city's forgotten spaces.
January 9, 2013 2:30am |
A look inside rooftop farms in Hong Kong and Beijing.
1 | January 7, 2013 12:21pm |
MADRID -- Contemporary artists and architects design high-end pieces of jewelry, sold only online -- a first in the luxury sector.
January 7, 2013 1:28am |