Monthly Archives: September 2010

Urban Infrastructure: The time for change

Growth in human population and economic development strain the world’s finite resources such as land, water, materials, food and energy. To maintain and in some cases, improve our quality of life, we need to develop sustainably – such that our … Continue reading

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Google has done it Again: Open StreetMap Gives Kashmir To China, Pakistan

Google was recently under fire for displaying PoK as part of Pakistan on the Google Maps. The issue was raised by the minister of state for communications and IT Sachin Pilot. Google seemingly responded and amended the map, giving Kashmir … Continue reading

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Frankfurt Tower’s Power Trick

You don’t need to seal yourself in to live green. That’s the message from the engineers of the Westarkade, a colorful high-rise that officially opened in Frankfurt in July. The 15-story glass tower glows with natural light and offers windows … Continue reading

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Role of Clouds on Earth’s Climate:Iris Hypothesis

Climate change is an interrelated system that involves the atmosphere, biosphere, land, and oceans. A change in one can cause a chain reaction in all the others. By studying ancient climate change patterns, scientists are better able to predict what … Continue reading

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