Articles and researches

March 10, 2020

Polar bear population: conservation status, effects of climate change | MNN

The global polar bear population is currently about 26,000, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). That’s a rough estimate, but scientists have […]
March 10, 2020

Is polyester biodegradable? | MNN

Most polyester fabric is not biodegradable. Polyester, or polyethylene terephthalate, is made from a chemical reaction involving crude oil, air and water. The idea of synthetic […]
March 10, 2020

A clean-energy school in southern France draws power from the sun

The French city of Nîmes recently welcomed the Ada Lovelace Secondary School, Occitania’s first-ever clean-energy school that’s earned both BEPOS energy level certification and a sustainability […]
March 10, 2020

Researchers convert durian and jackfruit biowaste into ultracapacitors

Durian fruit is notable for its funky stench, making it a rather malodorous waste when it is discarded. But a new study from Australia’s University of […]
March 10, 2020

Are we panic buying or just stocking up? | MNN

With the coronavirus outbreak spreading across the world, many people are preparing for possible quarantine by stocking up on supplies. It’s the same motivation that empties […]
March 10, 2020

Costa Rican surf hotel gets stunning new athletic center

Costa Rica-based architectural firm Studio Saxe has just completed work on a beautiful, light-filled athletic center for a hotel located in the coastal town of Nosara. […]
March 10, 2020

Green design at Te Mirumiru center honors Maori history

Architecture encompasses a lot of things. It’s art. It’s function. It’s culture. The Te Mirumiru Early Childhood Education Centre is an example of all three, with […]
March 10, 2020

3D-printed home inspired by a wasp’s nest is made of local clay

There’s very little doubt that 3D-printing could be huge in the future of design, and architects from around the world are taking advantage of the practice […]