Zipping on gondolas for the morning commute? Not just a flight of fancy anymore.
Agoraphobes aside, aerial mass transit is emerging as a possibility for cities that don’t have the infrastructure for more conventional public transportation.
Frog Principal Designer Michael McDaniel recently revealed at PSFK’s San Francisco conference a proposal called the Wire, which has nothing to do with phone booths and Michael K. Williams toting a shotgun, but rather a system of detachable gondolas spanning Austin, Texas. Read more
Imagine a mode of transportation that’s as least twice as fast as a plane, costs less to build than a bullet train and runs on sunlight. Think it’s possible?
Well, American entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk does.
It was first reported toward the end of the summer that Musk – who’s often described as a real-life Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) – was working on something he calls the “Hyperloop,” which would be some sort of tube capable of travelling between downtown San Francisco and Los Angeles in 30 minutes. Read more
Design students Momo Miyazaki and Andrew Spitz had one major thing in common when they moved to Denmark — their difficulty pronouncing the consonant-clogged Danish street names (pop quiz: say “Kvaesthusgade,” “Toldbodgade,” “Nyhavn” three times fast). So they devised an interactive installation in Copenhagen that helps non-Danish speakers nail down street names with ease. Read more
Like a savvy real estate investor who’s always on the lookout for a potential purchase and a good bargain, astronomers are always looking to the stars for new planets – especially ones with desirable amenities, like the ability to support life.
In that department, there is some good news coming from nearby (in galactic terms) star HD 40307:
“…research to appear in Astronomy and Astrophysics,” reads an article on BBC.com, “has found three [planets] – among them a “super-Earth” seven times our planet’s mass, in the star’s habitable zone where liquid water can exist.” Read more
Early this morning, we released an entirely new version of conversations on BuzzBuzzHome. The upgrade is so all-encompassing, and, in our opinion, such a leap forward from traditional forums, that we’ve tossed out the name ‘Forums’ and replaced it with ‘Chat’.
What’s so new and different about Chat? A lot of stuff. Chat makes exchanging real estate knowledge faster, more efficient, and more fun.
Key new features of Chat include:
Geotargeting of Locations: Real estate is hyperlocal and so is Chat. The conversations you see are determined by your location. Live in Toronto but want to check out what’s happening in New York City? No problem! Just click the pin at the top right corner of any page and change your location. Oh yeah, we also did this for our blog! Now, that’s hyperlocal coverage! Read more
In the early morning of May 11, 2012 BuzzBuzzHome rolled out Project 17. At its core, Project 17 enables the classification of multi-builder developments as ‘Communities’ as opposed to single ‘Projects.’ This means that multiple related projects may now be combined into neat and tidy community pages, bringing greater simplicity and accuracy to the site.
So what exactly is defined as a community? On BuzzBuzzHome, a community is comprised of multiple builders, constructing homes within a specified location, under a shared banner (for example: Watermark at Bearspaw or Upper Unionville). Read more