China will host the World Economic Forum’s annual June meeting, often called Summer Davos on June 27 – 29 2017

China will host the World Economic Forum's annual June meeting, often called Summer Davos on June 27 - 29 2017. The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the international organization for public-private cooperation. Hundreds of business and research leaders are gathering in the Chinese city of Tianjin for the annual World Economic Forum. Innovation is in the spotlight for the current 'Summer Davos'. The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss nonprofit foun...
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German Center for Research and Innovation event on ‘Smart Cities & Urban Development ‘ in New York on May 2, 2017

German Center for Research and Innovation event on 'Smart Cities & Urban Development ' in New York on May 2, 2017 In order to achieve the goal of sustainable smart cities, strong collaborations in research and technology are critical. For this reason, six German urban research networks are building partnerships in the US to develop innovative solutions and joint projects for resource-efficient and climate-adapted cities of the future. The GCRI is inviting American researchers, urban plann...
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Segway’s new Human Transporter and Personal Robot

Ninebot by Segway miniPRO Hands-Free, Self-Balancing Personal Transporter The miniPRO is not a hoverboard—it’s the next step in the evolution of personal transportation. Powered by Ninebot technology, the miniPRO is a hands-free,two-wheel electric scooter with safer features, higher speeds, and longer battery life. The miniPRO is built to easily traverse a variety of indoor and outdoor terrains. Some transporters, including hoverboards, have earned a reputation as fire hazards...
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Unusual Hotels

Treehotel, Harads, Sweden - http://treehotel.se/en/   Dog Bark Park Inn, Idaho, USA - http://www.dogbarkparkinn.com/ Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden - http://www.icehotel.com/   Das Park Hotel, Linz, Austria - http://www.dasparkhotel.net/   Crane Hotel, Harlingen, The Netherlands - http://www.havenkraan.nl/en/information/  
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Dubai’s floating house that is half over the water and other half under the sea on a personal corral mini island

Floating Seahorse in Dubai is an iconic, one of a kind luxury lifestyle house that is half over the water and other half under the sea on a personal corral mini island. Each individual Floating Seahorse will boast three levels, one underwater, one at sea level and an upper deck. The master bedroom and bathroom will be totally submerged underwater and will command breathtaking views of the surrounding coral reef and marine life. The sea level accommodation will boast floor to ceiling windows, ...
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‘DocuSign’ – Sign and approve documents online

DocuSign is a San Francisco- and Seattle-based company that provides electronic signature technology and Digital Transaction Management services for facilitating electronic exchanges of contracts and signed documents. DocuSign’s features include authentication services, user identity management and workflow automation. Signatures processed by DocuSign are comparable to traditional signatures based on the product's compliance with the ESIGN Act as well as the European Union’s Directive 1999/93/EC...
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Improving Solar Efficiency with Stanford coating

Stanford engineers invent transparent coating that cools solar cells to boost efficiency. A transparent material that can improve the efficacy of solar cells, this coating has been invented by three Stanford engineers and has the tendency to radiate thermal energy into space which is released by solar cells, making cells cool. This invention shunts away the heat generated by a solar cell under sunlight and cools it in a way that allows it to convert more photons into electricity. The gr...
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Dynamic Skyscraper coming to New York – every room will enjoy views from East River to the Hudson River as the building moves

After thousands of years in which buildings have been static, David Fisher’s Dynamic Skyscraper is an important step ahead towards Future Architecture.  The Rotating Tower brings three main futuristic aspects, three revolutions. The first revolutionary aspect is related to the shape of the building, which changes continuously.  It is “Architecture as Part of the Environment”, adjusting to the sun and the wind, to the view and to our momentary requirements. Each floor, in fact, can rotate separ...
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Modern-day Atlantis – City underwater proposed by Japanese construction company by 2030

Forget colonies in space, one construction company says in the future humans could live in huge underwater complexes that corkscrew deep into the ocean. Five thousand people would live and work in a modern-day Atlantis, a sphere 500 meters in diameter housing hotels, residential spaces and commercial complexes, in the blueprint by Shimizu Inc. The vast globe would float on the surface but could submerge in bad weather, moving down a gigantic spiral structure that reaches depths of up to 4,...
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Bird Nest Hotel – Sleep on a tent hanging from tree

  There is something so attractive about sleeping in the trees; that is probably why theTreeHotel in Sweden is such a hit. Now you can get even closer to nature atWaldseilgarten in Bavaria, where you can hang out over the edge of a cliff or if you are a little bit nervous about sleeping with a mile of air under you, there are trees. Waldseilgarten/Promo image Portaledges were invented for rock-climbers doing multi-day climbs; they are not for people who toss and turn a lot. They ...
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