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The Solar Future of Luxury Yachting

The Solar Future of Luxury Yachting

Michele Puzzolante’s Solar Floating Resort Invention Solar energy technologies such as photovoltaic panels could provide a third of the world’s energy by 2060 if politicians commit to limiting global warming. [source] The majority of people do not get the chance to enjoy luxury yachting and world-class holiday resorts but, for those that do, there is...
A Voyage to the Future

A Voyage to the Future

Technologies of the future will owe much to the space industry as they do today, but what of our future in space itself? Though the space cities that sprawl across our science fiction may be some way off, we have already taken our first faltering steps in that direction. The International Space Station continues to...
Now and When: Harnessing Rising Sea Levels

Now and When: Harnessing Rising Sea Levels

Now and When, an exhibition curated by John Gollings, Ivan Rijavec and Craig Bremner, was Australia’s response to the 2010 Venice Biennale theme ‘people meet in architecture’. The exhibition was composed in two parts. The first was a photographic essay ‘NOW’ by esteemed Australian photographer John Gollings documenting the catastrophic, yet strangely beautiful reality of ‘digging up the west to build...
Jacque Fresco: Pioneering Utopia. Part. 1

Jacque Fresco: Pioneering Utopia. Part. 1

Jacques Fresco is 95 years old. He is a self-educated structural designer,a philosopher of science and society, a conceptual artist, a futurist and an educator. He has written and researched expansively on a panoply of subjects including the holistic design of sustainable cities, energy efficiency, management of natural resources advanced automation, cybernated technology and how...
The Virtues of Vertical Farming

The Virtues of Vertical Farming

“Vertical farming is a proposed agricultural technique involving large-scale agriculture in urban high-rises or “farmscrapers”. Using recycled resources and greenhouse methods such as hydroponics, these buildings would produce fruit, vegetables, edible mushrooms and algae year-round…” [Source] A few weeks ago at a local supermarket I picked up a beautifully bright red-orange tomato and marveled at...
Ark: The Back-up Plan

Ark: The Back-up Plan

First posted on the UT by ‘Russian Ark’ by Nicolas Sampson. As climate change increases and the predictability of weather pattens declines, how will will cope with the increasingly extreme meteorological conditions? If a Wall⋅E, hyper-commercialized starliner is unrealistic in our lifetimes, then perhaps the Russian-made ‘Ark’ is. All images via Remi Studio. The ‘Ark’...