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2007-08-09

Technology _59

Entry: Energy-efficient Solar-powered house
Focus: Solar Decathlon



The Solar Decathlon is a competition in which 20 teams of college and university students compete to design, build, and operate the most attractive, effective, and energy-efficient solar-powered house. The Solar Decathlon is also an event to which the public is invited to observe the powerful combination of solar energy, energy efficiency, and the best in home design.
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http://www.solardecathlon.org/

Architecture _80

Entry: Interactive
Focus: Haque Design + Research



Haque Design + Research specialises in the design and research of interactive architecture systems. Architecture is no longer considered something static and immutable; instead it is seen as dynamic, responsive and conversant. Usman Haque has created responsive environments, interactive installations, digital interface devices and mass-participation performances. His skills include the design of both physical spaces and the software and systems that bring them to life.
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http://www.haque.co.uk/

Art_103

Entry: Network
Focus: Net Time



Net Time is not just a mailing list but an effort to formulate an international, networked discourse that neither promotes a dominant euphoria nor continues the cynical pessimism, spread by journalists and intellectuals in the old media who generalize about 'new' media with no clear understanding of their communication aspects. We have produced, and will continue to produce books, readers, and web sites in various languages so an 'immanent' net critique will circulate both on and offline.
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http://www.nettime.org/

Technology _58

Entry: R&D
Focus: Material Point



The Material Point is a project aiming to support the process of formulating applications for novel materials, to be a catalyst for exploring and demonstrating the potential use of these materials for future product development.
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http://www.thematerialpoint.com/

Technology_57

Entry: Portal
Focus: StudySphere



StudySphere provides fast, easy and free access to a wide variety of research-quality child-safe websites organized for education online from home, school, study abroad and home school. StudySphere’s goal is to help students, teachers, librarians, and other researchers find both highly targeted and closely related information quickly.
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http://www.studysphere.com/