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Archive for August 2010

Phoning, writing messages, tweeting and walking without risk

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The Fix City | 08.31.10 | Quick Read

In the United States, lack of attention while driving has become the first cause of accidents on the road and 30% of them happen as car drivers are talking or sending messages through their cell phones. Less known are the estimations concerning pedestrians. Crafty ones found a solution by creating applications to protect people who cannot lift their noses from their screens.

Locast updates the travel experience with a new vision of augmented reality

Locast updates the travel experience with a new vision of augmented reality

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by Elsa Sidawy | 08.30.10

The project Locast Travel from the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Mobile Experience Lab is advancing augmented reality and the tourism experience by helping travelers plan their itinerary according to their interests, and making them both producers and consumers of content.

Service Lab: where people imagine and design the services of tomorrow

Service Lab: where people imagine and design the services of tomorrow

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by Matthew Marino | 08.28.10

Service Lab is an online application conceived by the agency USER STUDIO that enables residents of Hauts-de-Garonne to design services for their territory. Introduced last July in Marseille at the LIFT conference France 2010, the application is part of an extensive program of urban renewal and social enterprise undertaken by four cities on the right bank of Bordeaux.

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Finish cyclists color the streets of Helsinki

Finish cyclists color the streets of Helsinki

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by Elsa Sidawy | 08.27.10

In Finland, more specifically Helsinki, the artistic collective Länsiväylä playfully tackled Hämeentie, one of the busiest and loudest streets of the capital, asking cyclists to ride on the bustling boulevard after rolling their bike wheels in paint.

Tatami used to revegetate slopes in Japan

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Bulletins électroniques | 08.27.10 | Quick Read

The Japanese public works company Taisei has developed an innovative process to revegetate slopes that are susceptible to landslides during rains. The use of old tatami mats both maintains the terrain while vegetation is first developing, and reduces pollution caused from the incineration of tatami mats used to cover the floor of most Nippon homes.

The city of Rennes launches an application that will find you a bicycle in real time

The city of Rennes launches an application that will find you a bicycle in real time

Transportation | No comments

by Elsa Sidawy | 08.25.10

Thanks to the GPS function of the iPhone, the new free application “Rennes en Roue” is helping users of STAR Cycle, the free bike service of Rennes, find their nearest stations, its number of available bikes and e-mail this information to friends.

The smoke whisperer

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by Elsa Sidawy | 08.23.10

An apartment overlooking a busy street can quickly become a living hell in big cities, especially since the ban on smoking in bars and restaurants. In Geneva, the nightclub Petit Palace decided to take the lead in initiating a whisperer.

The GPS Navibus is making waves in public transport

The GPS Navibus is making waves in public transport

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by Elsa Sidawy | 08.23.10

Navibus is the first information system adapted to public transport systems. Withstanding daily commutes; users of public transport are often disoriented when linking different modes of transportation during a single trip. Buses, subways, trams, trains, and coaches can now be equipped with this system helping travelers manage their time and their connections with less stress.

Chicago’s Book Bike gives wings to literature

Chicago’s Book Bike gives wings to literature

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by Elsa Sidawy | 08.21.10

The mobile library was born thanks to the initiative of a passionate lover of literature. Gabriel Levinson is not quite an angel, but he’s considered in Chicago to be a sort of messiah, who guarantees, in part, the sustainability of neighborhood bookshops with his cheery Bike Book.

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