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Biomimetics in the making, quite what for to be decided, still...
Chao Chen, a product design student at RCA, created a water-reacting laminate that can open when it's sunny and close when it rains.
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The key to go viral is to start with a small number of well-connected early adopters fooling the rest of the network into thinking it is common - we knew that, but nice to have it proven, scientifically*

* diagram = Über nuclear for a good reason :D 
Network scientists have discovered how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it is actually rare.
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States side there seems to be hope for alternative power supplies despite recalcitrant utility executives and gridlocked politicians - seems the open market forces in this context are not just 'good for consumers' but the planet too...
Innovative, eco-friendly technology is now cheap enough for everyday use. Credit Construction by Stephen Doyle / Photograph by Eric Helgas
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High end cultural candy - with a café centre....
The Serpentine Gallery has just launched its new pavilion for 2015, this time designed by Spanish architects SelgasCano to mark the 15th anniversary of the annual project. The brightly coloured structure has been made from synthetic materials and features four entrances, all of which lead to a café run by iconic British store Fortnum & Mason. We are proud to work with SelgasCano in this, the 15th year of a commission unique in the western world, ...
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Sustainable architecture par excellence
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Seems sound, or as sound as vertical urban farms, and as usual in  combination with better overall land and water management....
With its aquaculture, hydroponics, and photovoltaics mash up, the "floating farm" could produce food 365 days a year, regardless of water scarcity or drought.
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After the Pope,  the British heir to the throne, becomes the most recent high profile insider/ power brokers to speak out about the core causes of global warming.    He recently trimmed his personal stock holdings to get rid of direct investment in the key sectors profiting from/primary causes of environmental disaster,  but here he goes a step more radical and suggest AO for governments to cut  tax relief, subsidies etc  to the worst offenders.    
Heir to the throne calls for end to ‘business as usual’ approach that does nothing to avert catastrophic global warming
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Interesting that the Vatican can employ a woman in their moral compass/climate change  work, better late than never :D 
Social activist ‘surprised but delighted’ to join top cardinal in high-level environment conference at the Vatican
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The Dutch were not reaching their greenhouse emission targets fast/effectively enough, so were told to get on with it - great! 
This rare use of the legal system to curb global warming could pave the way for similar lawsuits around the world
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Amusing, sort of,  10 min take on the costs , real and culturally, of keeping the lid on the secrets (information /data) necessary to run a dictatorship - thanks to +Karen A for sharing  
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No question mark necessary, we are on a spiral of destruction! The number of species and wildlife  habitats  past 11th hour intervention status   increases with unprecedented speed, yet concern/knowledge is not transformed into viable action for the still salvage species  ....... 
A new study indicates humans are driving an unprecedented wave of species extinction. Scientists say it would take a concerted global conservation effort to prevent what would otherwise be inevitable.
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Passionate about food and Armagnac. Intrigued by IT, creativity & communication. Appreciative of design, photography and nature. Interested in cultural heritage and multicultural issues, though more likely to engage in actual social interaction than academic study.
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