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  • Pod-cars – The Future of City Transportation!

    The future is coming our way with Personal Rapid Transport! There are several projects underway around the world, including one in Virginia that’s been in existence since 1979. For those of you who are unsure what a Personal Rapid Transport is, picture Disneyland’s monorail, but on a smaller scale.  Personal Rapid Transport uses pod-cars.  Pod-cars [...]

  • China Plans Huge Buses That Can DRIVE OVER Cars (PHOTOS) China has overtaken the United States as the world’s biggest producer of greenhouse gases and biggest energy consumer.But the country is also thinking in big and bold ways when it comes to how it will reduce pollution and a new plan to build a “straddling bus” is among the most space-age schemes yet.In an [...]

  • Barging Through Boston

    Since the 2009 SHIFTboston design competition, Ashley D’Ambrosio and I (Nicolas Biddle) have added a new member to our group, Ashley Morelli, to help develop the project ‘Barging Through Boston: Mobile Parks on the Waterfront’.  It has always been our intention since we worked on the original design for the competition, to try and make this project a reality. For us it has always been more than just an idea, but an idea that could present some real advantages for Boston’s Waterfront.
  • First Gardens on the Moon by 2012!

    (Source: Groundbreaking advancements in the realm of space engineering may soon see the moon sown with the first gardens to grow on the lunar surface. As part of the Google Lunar X Prize, Paragon Space Development Corporation has recently teamed with Odyssey Moon to develop a pressurized mini greenhouse to deploy on the surface [...]