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Singapore’s SkyLab: World’s First Rotating Rooftop Lab

The world's first rotating lab for testing energy efficiency technologies and building techniques, Singapore's SkyLab is able to take into account different orientations of the sun in the city-state's tropical climate.
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Swale: NYC’s Floating Food Forest

The innovative idea allows the public to walk into a food forest of bananas, blueberries and kale in the Bronx - and take home fruits and vegetables for free.
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ToxiCity: Mapping Brooklyn’s Toxic Sites

Developed by Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG), the ToxiCity Map is an interactive digital map that charts North Brooklyn’s polluted sites, waste facilities, and areas susceptible to flooding.
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Kasita: The Modular Micro-Home That Moves

Kasita is spearheading the concept of home-as-service, with its first 340-square-foot prototype now standing in Austin, Texas, as urbanists gear up for post-land housing solutions.
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Houses of Sand: Can Sandbags Fix Nigeria’s Housing Crisis?

While piling up sandbags to create walls that defend against everything from cold drafts to stray bullets is hardly new, using sandbags as a construction material is. We speak to Nigerian entrepreneur Akin Sanda about how his sandbag houses can provide affordable alternatives to low-income families.
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Are Sleepy People Bad For the Environment?

New research from Japan reveals that people who report being sleepy more often, as well as those who sleep less at night, are less likely to engage in activities that are good for the environment.