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Architecture
05.11.2012
The historical value of pre-fabricated buildings
The historical value of pre-fabricated buildings
Is post-war industrial and pre-fab architecture worth preserving and renovating? To answer this question, architects conducted a three-year pioneering study into the restoration of modern buildings.
Physics/Materials Science - Architecture
08.06.2012
A solar sandwich to power future buildings
A solar sandwich to power future buildings
All in one: A new electricity generating building component is being developed.
Architecture - Physics/Materials Science
14.05.2012
Light is good for our brains
Light is good for our brains
Scientists have proven that light intensity influences our cognitive performance and how alert we feel, and that these positive effects last until early evening. Tests conducted at EPFL have confirmed the hypothesis that light influences our subjective feeling of sleepiness. The research team, led by Mirjam Münch, also showed that the effects of light exposure last until the early evening, and that light intensity has an impact on cognitive mechanisms.
Architecture
07.05.2012
Harnessing natural light
Harnessing natural light
Using the most recent generation windows, architects and lighting designers can to control daylight, directing it where they want within a room.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Architecture
06.03.2012
A Heating System with a Brain
A Heating System with a Brain
A start-up company is putting on the market a thermal regulator that uses neural networks to learn about your house as the seasons change, allowing for savings of up to 65% on fuel.

 
 
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