Milan Creates the World’s First Vertical Forest

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In an age where harmonious innovation is becoming more celebrated, sustainable designs to preserve the Earth and contribute to wellbeing are being implemented at a rapid rate. One such innovation to recently be accepted for development is a vertical forest designed by Stefan Boeri Architects.The first ever vertical forest will soon be the greenest building in Milan. Because the average household in a city produces approximately 25-30 tons of CO2 per year, implementing greener architecture in highly populated areas cannot come soon enough.

This stunning development is part of a vision presented by BioMilano which promises to incorporate 60 abandoned farms into a greenbelt surrounding the city. Part of the mission is to create a vertical forest building which boasts a stunning green façade planted with dense forest systems to provide microclimate and to filter out polluting dust particles. According to Inhabit, there are two buildings currently under construction.

The greener architecture will help absorb CO2, oxygenate the air, moderate extreme temperatures, and lower noise pollution. The bio-canopy is not only aesthetically pleasing to the eye, but it helps lower living costs. The Rest Of The Story…

Drive Coast to Coast Free of Fuel Costs in the Tesla Model S

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Tesla Motors, an alternative-energy automotive innovator, has become the first electric car company to connect a route of Supercharger charging stations making it possible to travel all the way from the east to the west coast of the United States entirely depending on free charging stations designed for Tesla Model S, a completely electric sedan.  The announcement was discretely made by Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors via Twitter on January 26th.

“According to Musk, some 80% of Americans are “covered” by the Supercharger network, and with the completion of the interior corridor, Model S drivers can now drive from one coast to the other and back, for free, using the fast-charging system. Of course the Tesla Supercharger network doesn’t stop there, as there are plans to install many dozens more free filling stations, until the entire country is covered.” Reports Christopher Demorro on gas.org.

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Giant 3D printer could build homes in under a day

Screenshot from youtube video by user TheJoMagoo

Screenshot from youtube video by user TheJoMagoo

Scientists in California say new technology will soon allow massive 3D printers to build entire multi-level houses in under a day.

University of Southern California Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis has for years been working on a building printing technology called “contour crafting,” and has earned accolades from the likes of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and even NASA for his efforts. Soon, he says, he’ll be able to use that system to create entire structures out of concrete using what is essentially a gigantic 3D printer. The Rest Of The Story…