Toronto’s new waterfront wants to eliminate the smart city forever

Toronto's new waterfront

The city of Toronto announced plans for a new waterfront development in February. They read like a wish list for any urbanist: 800 affordable apartments, a two-acre forest, a rooftop farm, a new arts venue focused on indigenous culture, and a zero-carbon pledge.

The legendary Orient Express is getting a makeover

The legendary Orient Express set for revamp

The mythology of the Orient Express luxury trains, which revolutionized rail travel about 140 years ago, is still going strong. The renowned train from Orient Express, a pioneer in travel since 1883, is coming back, along with a brand-new format.

Using high-rise buildings as gravity batteries

Researchers at IIASA have developed a new energy storage concept that could convert high-rise buildings into batteries to improve power quality in urban areas. Lift Energy Storage Technology (LEST) is a novel gravitational-based energy storage solution that stores energy in lifts and empty apartments in tall buildings.

New biobattery for hydrogen storage is being developed by scientists

The search for carbon-neutral energy sources is becoming more vital as the struggle against climate change intensifies. Green hydrogen is a promising fuel in a carbon-neutral economy, and initiatives to manufacture it are now underway. One of the difficulties is safely storing and transporting the potentially explosive gas.

Bombardier’s Global 8000 is the world’s fastest and longest-range jet

Bombardier's Global 8000 Landing

The Global 8000 aircraft, the world's fastest and longest-range purpose-built business jet, has been unveiled by the Canadian business jet manufacturer Bombardier. It has been innovatively designed with the industry's healthiest cabin for safety, comfort, and performance without compromise.

Power per unit volume can be increased by 740 percent thanks to new electronics cooling technology

A team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) has developed a new cooling method that offers a significant increase in device power per unit volume over conventional approaches.

By 2027, smart traffic systems will save 205 million metric tons of CO2 emissions

According to a new Juniper Research study, global CO2 emissions savings from smart traffic management systems will be 205 MMT (Million Metric Tons) by 2027, a 41 percent increase from 145.7 MMT in 2022. According to analysts, this figure is nearly twice the CO2 emissions from UK domestic transportation in 2019.