Smart City-Agriculture

Cities are struggling to solve their transport problems. Big data is the answer

The future of transport appears full of fun and flashy possibilities. From super-fast hyperloop transport systems, to self-driving cars and hovering taxis, new technology promises to move us further and faster than ever before. Yet for cities facing everyday problems such as congestion, air pollution…

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Is there a new Nordic trend in urban planning?

Foodies around the world have over the past years enjoyed cabbage, herbs and even ants as part of a growing Nordic food trend. Others have been entertained by the Nordic Noir televisions series “The Bridge”, “The Killing” and “Borgen”. The next wave in Nordic innovation…

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China is about to get its first vertical forest

  They could be the breath of fresh air that pollution-choked cities desperately need. Vertical forests – high-rise buildings covered with trees and plants – absorb carbon dioxide, filter dust from pollution and produce oxygen. They’re also an ingenious way of planting more trees and…

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Building the cities of the future means embracing complexity

The way we design our cities needs a serious rethink. After thousands of years of progress in urban development, we plateaued some 60 years ago. Cities are not safer, healthier, more efficient, or more equitable. They are getting worse on these measures. The statistics on…

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Energy from the sun, stored in a liquid – and released on demand

  Would you buy a smartphone that only worked when the sun was shining? Probably not. What it if was only half the cost of your current model: surely an upgrade would be tempting? No, thought not. The solar energy business has been trying to…

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4 supersmart ways technology is changing your commute

Have you spent another morning packed, sardine-like, into a train carriage? Or tapping your steering wheel in yet another endless traffic jam? Well, the tech world has got your back, and some seriously smart people are working on changing how we travel. Whether it’s a…

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The robot dream team keeping an eye on our crops

  A tower and robot vehicle duo can accurately create 3D models of plants and collect data on both regions of crops and individual plants. The mobile sensor tower and an autonomous robot vehicle equipped with three levels of sensors and an additional robotic arm…

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