Gizmodo recently released a video and write-up on the E-Waste Warehouse, which has been helping the people of New York dispose of their unwanted electronic devices in an eco-friendly way. The warehouse operates as part of the Lower East Side Ecology Center, a non-profit organization that was founded in 1987. The interesting thing is not only the variety of electronics that are in storage at … Continue reading Check out the E-Waste Warehouse at the Lower East Side Ecology Center in NYC!
Last year, legendary architect Lord Norman Foster and his colleagues at the European Space Agency surprised EVERYONE with a plan to build a lunar base via 3D-printing local moon dust into a structure. Sure, that’s really awesome to do that on the moon, but what about on Earth and how 3D printing can change how we build cities? Gizmodo’s Adam Clark Estes got the chance to ask Foster that question at the Center for Architecture in New York City. Foster had spent an hour talking about how Beaux-Art legend Rafael Guastavino — famous for his patented technique of building fireproof tile arches and vaults — influenced his work, and outlined his firm’s plan to 3D-print a vaulted, igloo-shaped moon base. Continue reading “Norman Foster on How 3D Printing Will Transform Architecture”
The world of technology is full of success, but is mostly filled with failed, struggling and missed opportunities. This list created by Seth Porges of Gizmodo contains some companies and their products that, at one time, were very successful & innovative, but lacked any type of follow-through. Many of the companies on this list had a great handle on a huge market or were the first to venture into a new one, and just let it slip away. Maybe they couldn’t expand fast enough, didn’t see that they were on to something huge, but somewhere along the way they tuned themselves out, and their ideas were scavenged and made successful by others.