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Bacteria by design? Buildings influence microbial content

A survey of bacteria in a University of Oregon building reveals that architecture influences the indoor microbiome. Patterns vary by age, space, locale and, surprisingly, architecture.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Canadian workers were affected by fungal infection

The U.S. CDC has confirmed that builders renovating an old house in Quebec, Canada contracted fungal spores from the building. The reason was that the workmen were not provided with the correct equipment.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Video: French 'Spiderman' scales 185-meter Paris skyscraper

Paris - Alain Robert, dubbed the "French Spiderman", has been at it again. He has just conquered 185-meter (607-foot) GDF Suez tower in the La Défense business district of Paris with only his climbing shoes and a bag of chalk.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

4 arrested in Bangladesh building collapse, hunt on for others

Dhaka - Arrests have begun and the hunt is on for others held responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people as a consequence of the building collapse in Bangladesh, in which some 3,000 garment workers were trapped.
In the Media by Stephen Morgan

Upside down house: A Polish village’s topsy-turvy tourist draw

A house constructed entirely upside down is now a tourist attraction for the tiny village of Szymbark in northern Poland. As well as presenting topsy turvy from the exterior, the house’s internal contradictions proved problematic during construction.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 7 comments

Photo Essay: Contrasting sights of downtown Nashville Special

Nashville - The downtown area of Nashville is a collage of interesting architecture, honky tonks, neon signs, industrial zones, historical landmarks, great food and a plethora of music.
Digital Journal Report by Greta McClain - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Exploring two abandoned buildings in Detroit Special

Recently, I've explored two abandoned buildings in Detroit—the Fisher Body 21 car assembly plant and the Boblo Dock Building. Within the buildings, I found awe-inspiring views and years of decay.
Digital Journal Report by Matt Harding - 7 comments

Skylifter saucer airship could lift whole buildings in the future

Sydney - Imagine when the next natural disaster occurs in a remote region of the world. It would take days, maybe even weeks, for relief to get there. However, Skylifter is developing an airship that can lift entire buildings into an area.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 8 comments

World's Tallest Building to Open in Dubai Monday

On Monday, Burj Dubai Tower will become the world's tallest building as Dubai formally opens its doors to the public amid the State's growing indebtedness and economic slowdown.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

LEED Certified doesn't always mean energy efficient

Does being labeled a green building make it so? According to a New York Times report some buildings that have LEED certification aren't really energy efficient.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment
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Testing posting on DJ by tablet and tortoiseshell cat update

The tablet and smartphone must be my Internet interfaces for months to come, so I'm testing how much I can do on "full"...
Mar 18, 2012 by Elizabeth Cunningham Perkins - 3 comments

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Jan 2, 2012 by Elizabeth Cunningham Perkins - 6 comments
 

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