Tech Talk
Monday 12/28/2009


Welcome to Das Park Hotel in Linz, Austria. This unique hotel has transformed standard concrete sewer pipes into hotel rooms, simply by giving them a back wall and large front door, and drilling a window in the side for a little bit of natural light.

Sunday 12/27/2009

Patients choice “A stream of volunteers to visit and socialize”

Opening up the architecture is the way to go.

The opportunity from the Copenhagen wheel for senior citizens and its relationship to the pemmPOD and guidePOD

What is a smart city? In essence this is a city which has efficient and innovative use of its people, infrastructure, transportation, energy, education and recreational with a view to having a safe and sustained environment.

Virtual worlds - A great concept

Visit the Virtual Forbidden City and dream up Manufacturing Applications

Reduce road usage mass by doing more with and for bikes


Why focus on managing and charging cars, when you can remove half the problem or more by using bikes?  Less cars, and you can use more of the streets for bike paths. Then use smarter traffic solutions for smarter bike solutions too keep things moving and safe too.  Support electric bikes which demand less of the existing grid than electric cars when charging.  Subsidize local designers and manufactures to make better bikes, bikes for couples, bikes for small shipments, dry-in-the-rain bikes… Make bikes cool.  People will be healther, have prettier legs,  and probably get to work quicker.  It can work.

Saturday 12/26/2009

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Laundery with minimal water - A lofty goal


The Future of Laundry:  No More Water

“The machine replaces all but one tenth of the usual water and about one third of the usual detergent with 0.1-inch plastic beads, reusable for hundreds of washes.”

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Floating Cities and Climate Change: Joe Peach, Sustainable Cities Collective

Made from high strength concrete and masses and masses of polystyrene, the pod-like city will rise with sea levels, making this a genuine option for the Netherlands if the worst climate predictions come true.