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  • This Clever Motorcycle Ambulance Saves Lives in Tanzania

    This Clever Motorcycle Ambulance Saves Lives in Tanzania

    Boston-based 501(c)3 organization The Okoa Project has designed an ambulance trailer that attaches to a motorcycle, providing a safe way for patients to access health care in rural Tanzania.

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  • Intersect: Micro Museums Deliver Macro Experiences for Underserved Communities

    Intersect: Micro Museums Deliver Macro Experiences for Underserved Communities

    MICRO builds tiny, mobile museums and brings them to underserved communities, delivering a massive experience in a small footprint.

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  • 6 Ways Smart Technologies Are Changing the Conversation About Architecture

    6 Ways Smart Technologies Are Changing the Conversation About Architecture

    Smart technologies have come a long way from lights on timers. Today’s home and office systems are intelligent, automated, networked, even influencing building design and architecture.

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  • A Better Electric Car Springs From Modern Factory Design in Germany

    A Better Electric Car Springs From Modern Factory Design in Germany

    e.GO manufactures electric vehicles in series production. Apart from electromobility, e.GO focuses on modern design and integrated factory modeling with a view to saving money and time.

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  • How a Custom EEG Headset Could Transform In-Home Brain Rehabilitation

    How a Custom EEG Headset Could Transform In-Home Brain Rehabilitation

    For paralyzed patients, rehab is often expensive and hospital-based. One UK researcher is developing a custom EEG headset for home use that could cut costs—and improve treatment outcomes.

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  • 3 Trends That Will Drive Industry 4.0 Manufacturing in 2020—and Beyond

    3 Trends That Will Drive Industry 4.0 Manufacturing in 2020—and Beyond

    As manufacturing’s Industry 4.0 progresses from automation and smart factories, crucial trends to watch in 2020 are the connecting of data with edge computing, cybersecurity, and education.

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  • 7 Technology Innovations Are Coming to Disrupt the Construction Industry in 2020

    7 Technology Innovations Are Coming to Disrupt the Construction Industry in 2020

    Construction is one of the least-digitized sectors—but that’s changing in 2020. Seven technologies aim to disrupt every facet of the industry, from communication to carbon conservation.

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  • One Firm’s Accelerated Construction Ethos Is Getting Young Engineers Up to Speed

    One Firm’s Accelerated Construction Ethos Is Getting Young Engineers Up to Speed

    Faced with too-long construction schedules and a talent gap, Wisconsin-based engineering firm GRAEF responded with accelerated processes to help it do what it does best: Fix the problem.

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  • BIM and Automation Help Franken-Schotter Chisel Away at the Competition

    BIM and Automation Help Franken-Schotter Chisel Away at the Competition

    Natural-stone manufacturer Franken-Schotter attributes its success to embracing new technologies. Watch how the company grows its business and stays competitive using automation and BIM.

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  • Putting Your Company’s Purpose First to Help Create Positive Impact

    Putting Your Company’s Purpose First to Help Create Positive Impact

    It’s not enough to turn a profit; it’s how a company does it. Following a broader purpose accepts greater responsibility, creates better partnerships, and redefines success in today’s world.

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  • 4 Ways Architects Can Extend Their Client Services Post-Construction

    4 Ways Architects Can Extend Their Client Services Post-Construction

    After the construction dust settles, new tools for post-occupancy data are on the horizon—along with new business opportunities for architects looking to stay connected with past clients.

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  • Intersect: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Device Can Help Save Babies’ Lives

    Intersect: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Device Can Help Save Babies’ Lives

    D-Rev is developing a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device for babies born prematurely in developing countries—and it could mean the difference between life or death.

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  • Bogotá, Colombia’s Atrio Complex Is a Marvel of Coordinated Construction

    Bogotá, Colombia’s Atrio Complex Is a Marvel of Coordinated Construction

    With an imposing two-tower design, the Atrio complex in Bogotá, Colombia will transform the city’s skyline, create public space, and modernize the work processes of the teams building it.

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  • 5 Ways to Stop Worrying and Love the Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

    5 Ways to Stop Worrying and Love the Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

    UK company Thermotex was, like many in manufacturing, tech-phobic and reliant on outdated processes. Here are five tips on how it got up to speed and pulled off a digital transformation.

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  • Flexetail’s Mobile Retail Trailers Let Companies Park Their Brand Anywhere

    Flexetail’s Mobile Retail Trailers Let Companies Park Their Brand Anywhere

    Massachusetts company Flexetail builds mobile trailers for pop-up stores, letting new or established retailers go where the customers are. Think food trucks, but for retail.

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  • One Man’s Journey With Smart-Building Technology in Construction

    One Man’s Journey With Smart-Building Technology in Construction

    Watch Jimmy Grossmann, National COO of a Boston-based construction firm, discuss his career in the construction industry and the importance of using smart-building technology in construction.

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  • On Being an Architect: One Discipline, Many Paths [E-book]

    On Being an Architect: One Discipline, Many Paths [E-book]

    In this e-book, discover six professionals whose architecture training has led to different interpretations of what being an architect can mean.

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  • Airbus Continues to Innovate Bionic Design for Future Sustainable Flights

    Airbus Continues to Innovate Bionic Design for Future Sustainable Flights

    If at first you don’t succeed with metal additive, try casting—that’s the lesson Airbus learned with its latest application of generative design to optimize an A320 partition.

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  • To Make Products With Social Impact, Mulago Foundation Asks These 4 Questions

    To Make Products With Social Impact, Mulago Foundation Asks These 4 Questions

    Though good intentions abound, creating products to mitigate global poverty is not an easy task. Here, the Mulago Foundation offers four important questions to help do-gooders get it right.

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  • Merging Robotics and Architecture, MRAAD Will Change the Future of Building

    Merging Robotics and Architecture, MRAAD Will Change the Future of Building

    Robotics is helping shape the future of architectural design. Watch how one researcher from Perkins and Will developed MRAAD, the Mobile Robotic Architectural Assistant for Design.

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