Designer Jean-Sebastien Lagrange and engineer Raphael Menard are developing a line of furniture that can soak up excess heat to help cool a room down and then releases that heat when the room cools. It has the potential to play a role in reducing reliance on expensive and energy air
A company based in Minnesota, Sage Electrochromics, is developing smart glass technology, which could control the level of light and amount of heat allowed into a room potentially helping homes and offices to save energy cosst by optimising temperature and light.
An experimental house in Stuttgart can theoretically generate energy to power itself, an electric car and still send electricity back into the German grid. The house is designed to generate 200% energy utilising latest technologies and building on previous efforts to design the homes of the future.
A team of Dutch researchers have developed a biological concrete that can “heal” its own cracks made possible by a combination of chemicals and bacteria. Scientists Eric Schlangen and Henk Jonkers have now carried out the first test of their biocement applying it to a lifeguard station on a lake.
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting stories and articles from the week. Today we’re recommending an article that crunches the numbers on Tesla’s new battery energy system, a piece that asks whether cars have outgrown our cities and more…
Walking through the remains of Grytviken whaling station in South Georgia in 2006, Ellen experienced a defining moment in her life, one that would ultimately lead her to retire from professional offshore racing and set up the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. “We go somewhere, use up a resource and move on
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of stories and interesting articles from the week. This week we highlight an article discussing the importance of “the cloud” in enabling a circular economy, a piece about the rise of Silicon Valley in the business world, the value of popular repair cafes and more!
The city of Phoenix initiative “Reimagine Phoenix” has put out a call out for innovators to help the city utilise its waste as a resource. The city is targeting a 40% reduction in the amount of material sent to landfill within the next five years. A significant part of meeting that
Rick Robinson takes us back to the starting point of the “Smart” cities discussion, asking what they are for and emphasising the importance of connecting the concept of smart to ordinary people and communities. Robinson outlines a way of thinking about smart city initiatives that re-connects those projects to human