Scientists hypothesize why earthquakes happen where they shouldn’t

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Scientists at the University of Kentucky and the University of Memphis may have learned why earthquakes often occur in places far from the boundary of any tectonic plate, where earthquakes are usually expected. The slow, steady grind of tectonic plates and the tension released by tectonic activity View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Shanghai flying car tower to clean the air with a 50,000-plant vertical forest

Flying cars are moving from the realm of science fiction to reality – and Richard’s Architecture + Design (RA+D) helmed by architect Richard Moreta Castillo has already designed a tower pioneering drone car infrastructure. The Smart Power Long tower, a condominium building planned for Shanghai, features landing pads for flying cars. The futuristic concept is super green, according to RA+D, and will feature a vertical forest in which 50,000 trees and shrubs can scrub the skies. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building