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Floating houses

Climate change is redefining the rules by which we live and at a pace we never expected. Because of rising sea level, several areas of the globe are in danger of vanishing from the map, disappearing under water. Society must ...

Aug 26, 2011
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Dutch, making peace with water, tackle overcrowding

About a hundred houses float on a lake in the Amsterdam neighbourhood of Ijburg --a testament to how the Dutch are trying to turn their traditional enemy, water, into an ally against overcrowding.

Oct 18, 2009
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Extreme science in the Arctic

A research team from Northwestern University was dropped by helicopter in the desolate wilderness of Greenland with four weeks of provisions and the goal of collecting ancient specimens preserved in Arctic lakebeds.

Feb 25, 2015
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Dutch Windwheel draws energy innovations

The backers of the Dutch Windwheel leave few superlatives behind. The most innovative 'windmill' in the world. A showcase for clean technology. Accelerator for renewable energy. A future icon for The Netherl ...

Feb 17, 2015 weblog
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Playing games with the economy

To help people better understand the state of their personal finances and the nature of the economy, two University at Buffalo graduates students play and design games.

Feb 10, 2015
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Dubai awaits snow-making Heart of Europe transplant

Tallest, biggest, glitziest. Paths to "most" these days also lead to Dubai. Case in point, the Burj Khalifa (829.8m) as the world's tallest building, and another is the fleet of high-end sports cars for the ...

Dec 30, 2014 weblog
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A Texas-sized block of ice

The first dedicated Antarctic Icepod mission was flown out across the center of the Ross Ice Shelf. Ice shelves are thick floating extensions of the ice sheet that form as the ice flows off the continent ...

Dec 05, 2014
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