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Reading Time: 2 minutes RBS S7 Crowd-Sourced Train Design Rendering by Stadler Rail

Swiss Capital Buys Custom-Made Crowd-Sourced Trains

In the first move of its kind, Switzerland's Bern-Solothurn Regional Transport department spent weeks accepting ideas on the specifications and designs of a new fleet of trains on the capital's most popular rail route. Here's what Swiss commuters wanted...
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Indian Railways to Trial Solar Power Train in Jodhpur

Indian Railways has announced the trial run of a six-coach passenger train fitted with solar power panels, able to generate up to 3.6 kilowatts to power all electrical equipment on board.
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Can Making Water Pipes Visible Create Awareness?

Named Most Innovative at the recent Flux Emerging Architects Design Competition, two students propose that putting water pipes on a building exterior will help raise awareness of the precious resource. However, others are not convinced.
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Mexican Ambassador in India: Why I Chose a Rickshaw

"Millions of Indians use an auto rickshaw, why wouldn’t an ambassador use an auto rickshaw?” says Mexican Ambassador Melba Pria in a recent interview, extolling the virtues of the compressed natural gas powered vehicle.
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Indian Optical Illusions Force Drivers to Slow Down

Using nifty perspective techniques, a mother and daughter artistic duo are helping the city of Ahmedabad force drivers to slow down, by making zebra crossings appear like 3D road blocks when seen from a certain distance.
Reading Time: 1 minute Supermarkets in Denmark supply heat to cities

How Danish Supermarkets Are Making Cities Energy Efficient

By transferring excess heat created by cooling equipment, like fridges and air conditioners, 20 SuperBrugsen supermarkets in Als, Denmark, are providing warmth for other buildings while cutting back on their CO2 emissions.