The president of Molise, an underpopulated region in southern Italy, has a lucrative offer for you. According to the Guardian, if you move to Molise, you will be offered €700 per month for three years to live in one of its villages. That’s €25,000 in three years’ time. There … [Read more...] about This Italian region will pay you €25,000 to move there
We've seen a lot of technical exploration around how a hyperloop system might one-day fling humans and goods across the Earth at the speed of sound inside low-vacuum tubes but not much about the structural elements that would hold everything in place. That’s why startup … [Read more...] about Here’s what the hyperloop systems of the future might look like in urban areas
It turns out cities focused on people, rather than vehicles, are cleaner, quieter, have more public space, and even help you live longer. One city in Spain is showing the rest of the world how this might be done. Barcelona is revolutionizing city planning by taking areas … [Read more...] about What do cities look like when they are built for people, not cars?
How do you keep cities cool as the world gets hotter? It’s sort of a no-brainer: Less concrete, more jungle. In a recent study, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers showed that tree cover can cool down a city block by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, a difference that … [Read more...] about LA recently hired its first-ever forest officer. More cities are set to follow
Highways are a nightmare for animals because they fragment habitats and obstruct the movements of animals. Now, you wouldn't think that flying animals would have a problem with roads, but as it turns out, some bats do. Not with the roads themselves, but with the street lights. … [Read more...] about This bat highway allows light-shy bats to cross the road