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Plastic bridges on the rise
Animal speech: Attention, cows: please speak into the microphone
Lightness in Design
The Superbus mixes rail and road
Browsing the future: the third International Browserday
USB turns PC into power plant
Dutchtub, a 'new way of outdoor bathing'
Green ship-breaking making waves

Plastic bridges on the rise

The Economist – June 9, 2005 – New design and construction techniques mean that bridges can be put together in a matter of days—and they can even be made out of plastic.

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Animal speech: Attention, cows: please speak into the microphone

The New York Times – Oct 31, 2002 – Though it all sounds very Dr. Dolittle, the sounds that many animal species make can be analyzed and identified using many of the same techniques that have allowed human voice recognition to make the leap from high-tech novelty to valuable application.

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Lightness in Design

Wired News – Nov 13, 2000 – A strange thing happened to the 'weightless' and dematerialized economy we thought the Internet would bring: it never arrived...

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The Superbus mixes rail and road

The Economist – Sep 21, 2006 – Maglev trains are expensive; buses are cheap. The Superbus, a high-tech road vehicle, is a compromise between the two. It is an electric bus designed to be able to switch seamlessly between ordinary roads and dedicated “supertracks”, on which it can reach speeds of 250kph.

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Browsing the future: the third International Browserday

Wired News – May 20, 2000 – Designers here gathered to examine whether browser mania is just the latest form of "reinventing the wheel," arguing that typographers have spent centuries successfully honing the art of readability. Why add yet another meta-layer of color-coordinated symbols and rotating orbs that first need to be studied before being put into use?

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USB turns PC into power plant

The New York Times – Jun 10, 2004 – When the technology first appeared, U.S.B. meant keyboards, joysticks and the like. But manufacturers began cottoning to U.S.B.'s ability to provide a power source, leading to a host of gizmos that have nothing to do with computers: radios, reading lights, even massage balls and air purifiers.

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Dutchtub, a "new way of outdoor bathing"

The New York Times – Jan 14, 2004 – It requires no electricity, plumbing or hot water. Just fill it with water, put firewood in the bin, light it up, wait a while and enjoy a 100-degree soak.

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Green ship-breaking making waves

The Economist – Dec 8, 2005 – The low-tech graveyards where ships are picked apart by hand could give way to a greener, more high-tech alternative.

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