Researchers at Stanford are pleased to report the following: Thousands of miles of buried optical fibers crisscross California’s San Francisco Bay Area delivering high-speed internet and HD video to homes and businesses. Biondo Biondi, a professor of geophysics at Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, dreams of turning that dense network into an … Continue reading Stanford researchers working on regional “seismic observatory” using existing fiber optic networks
Great Big Story bills themselves as “a global media company devoted to cinematic storytelling.” Last year, they produced a great short feature about a team of skilled contractors and archeologists putting ancient building techniques to use in order to construct a medieval castle. Here’s the description accompanying the video: It’s hard to fathom how magnificent … Continue reading Really, really old school building methods put to the test
Google Creative Lab, one of the many, many research and development cells within the advertising giant, just released its latest experiment in artificial intelligence (AI) to the public for free. According to the Google Blog: Drawing on your phone or computer can be slow and difficult—so we created AutoDraw, a new web-based tool that pairs … Continue reading Google’s latest free tool uses AI to turn crude sketches into quality drawings and illustrations
Google X — now just “X” — is a secretive skunkworks subsidiary of Alphabet, the parent company that used to be simply known as Google. The company is famous for its “moon shot” experiments where big risks hopefully lead to big payoffs. But are the costs really worth it? Julie Bort, at Business Insider, reveals … Continue reading Google’s secretive drone research and development program has unintended consequences
There are some in the building industry — perhaps even a majority of people — that believe concrete is either waterproof, or that it is somehow immune to any negative effects from exposure to moisture. However, typical concrete is porous, with many tiny cracks, allowing water to penetrate. Exposed to freeze-thaw weather cycles, that water … Continue reading Researchers demonstrate high-performance concrete that resists water and minimizes cracking
Science has been figuring out ways to sidestep those dreaded finger pricks for years now, but it’s not often that we hear of such a permanent solution as this. A crew of researchers from The University of Tokyo and BEANS Research Institute are in the … Continue reading Implantable blood sugar sensor could eliminate daily finger pricks
Luke: Soon I?ll be dead and you with me. Translated: We?re spending a boatload of money litigating this case but you will run out of money before we do.
The Emperor: [laughing] Perhaps you refer to the eminent attack of your rebel fleet? Yes, I ass… Continue reading Study Shows Attorney Overconfidence is a Barrier to the Efficient Resolution of Disputes | The Critical Path
Twitter’s growth is continuing at last year’s super-linear rate. The number of unique visitors using Twitter has grown from 40 Million in May of 2009 to over 80 Million in May of this year.
Lawyers holding on to the belief that Twitter is not a powe… Continue reading Twitter’s growth continues at super-linear rate : Powerful professional and business development tool for lawyers
Worldwide, the square footage of certified green building space will increase 780%, from approximately 6 billion square feet in 2010 to 53 billion square feet in 2020, predicts a new report from Pike Research.
Most of this space?80%?will be commer… Continue reading Worldwide Green Building Area to Increase 780% in Ten Years, Says Study | BuildingGreen.com
The Cincinnati chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has published the first comprehensive comparison of the two largest, nationwide green building rating systems for homes. The report looks at the U.S. Green Building Council?s LEED f… Continue reading NAHB and LEED for Homes Equivalent Except on Energy, Says Report | BuildingGreen.com