Finland’s two-year universal basic income experiment is coming to an end

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The Finnish government is planning to conclude its much-touted universal basic income experiment at the end of the original two-year study period rather than extend it, and has shown signs that it may be moving in a different direction. “Right now, the government is making changes that are taking the system further away from a basic income,” Kela researcher Miska Simanainen told Svenska Dagbladet. Since early 2017, 2,000 unemployed Finns between the ages of 25 and 58 have been receiving an unconditional… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Zaha Hadid Architects designs robot-assisted vaulted classrooms for China

Zaha Hadid Architects unveiled designs for Lushan Primary School that blends forward-thinking construction techniques with deference to ancient Chinese culture. Located in the remote and beautiful countryside 160 kilometers northwest of Jiangxi’s capital Nanchang, Lushan Primary School will serve 12 local villages and offer a curriculum that focuses on the creative arts and STEM subjects. To reduce construction time and demands, the campus buildings will be housed in a series of modular vaulted… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

MIT just discovered a way to mass-produce graphene in long rolls

Scientists used to make graphene-based membranes in small batches in a laboratory. But Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientists thought for commercial use, graphene membranes would need to be produced in big amounts. So they designed a continuous manufacturing process to generate strips of graphene.

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