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A clinic  for sick children whose parents work full-time

A clinic for sick children whose parents work full-time

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by Elsa Sidawy | 03.31.10

Chicken soup can cure all ills. According to mothers and grandmothers of the United States at least. Jean Kimerling took the expression heart and decided to establish a center in the city of Keenewick near Washington where parents can leave their sick children to convalesce in peace.

A tour of Stockholm worthy of a cat burglar

A tour of Stockholm worthy of a cat burglar

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by Elsa Sidawy | 03.29.10

This is one trip not recommended for those prone to vertigo. Upplev Mer offers tourists a new view of Stockholm from the roofs of its historic buildings. The company organizes tours for quirky or curious tourists in search of thrills and cultural tidbits.

A talking map aids orientation in the Parisian metro

A talking map aids orientation in the Parisian metro

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by Elsa Sidawy | 03.29.10

Easymetros is a new solution for those who are tired of torn metro maps, illegible or hidden at the bottom of their purses. This small device allows you to obtain vocally using an LCD screen an itinerary and its estimated journey time.

A student project for a water metro in Paris

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by Elsa Sidawy | 03.29.10

Her project “The Water Metro” received a star by the Design Observer 2010 in the category “forward-thinking achievement”. Juan Lin, a recent graduate of ENSCI (Ecole Nationale Superieure de Creation Industrielle), is part of a reflection on the problem of transport in big cities. “Today, the transport networks in major cities worldwide are saturated. Faced [...]

In the United States, “eCycling” is getting automated

In the United States, “eCycling” is getting automated

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CleanTech Republic | 03.26.10 | Quick Read

Consignment, in the form of trade-ins and buy-backs, is making its way now into the land of electronic goods. The American start-up ecoATM just put on the market an automated “eCycling” machine to retrieve cell phones and their various accessories and eventually all electronic goods.

A wall of color reacts to pedestrians in Amsterdam

A wall of color reacts to pedestrians in Amsterdam

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by Eric Foulon | 03.26.10

Hidden under a bridge in Amsterdam, the Mood Wall is a LED panel of interactive videos that responds to passing pedestrians. The installation is a clever way to illuminate an area dark and a hardly reassuring.

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MariaPia Pedeferri

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A la Carte: Let a local show you around

A la Carte: Let a local show you around

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by Elsa Sidawy | 03.25.10

Have you always wanted to survey a city with a local or have your hands on a tourist map that’s both playful and practical? That’s what the Swiss start-up “A la Carte” proposes: a return to the basics of a tour guide but with a renewed aesthetic. The idea is to accompany the visitor, as if guided by a friend and resident of the city who knows every hidden corner

London wants to rehabilitate its forgotten urban spaces thanks to a collaborative programme

London wants to rehabilitate its forgotten urban spaces thanks to a collaborative programme

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by Elsa Sidawy | 03.22.10

Imagine that your city offers you to give your opinion about the conversion of the forlorn wasteland down your building. This is an offer made by a London collaborative website for all inhabitants worried about their district conversion.

Panolife, access a city’s center with the click of button

Panolife, access a city’s center with the click of button

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Bulletins électroniques | 03.19.10 | Quick Read

Will Panolife compete with Google as a new service that allows you to view online a city’s urban landscape? If scientists at the Center for Information Technology at the University of Bremen in Germany have anything to say, the answer could be yes.

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