A recent report from McGraw-Hill Construction and Siemens Building Technologies says most corporate leaders are interested in sustainability and green building technology. The majority of those leaders are now examining proactive ways to make sustainability a consistent part of their companies’ missions.
The report shows 60 percent of all CEOs recognize the financial benefits of green building and 67 percent of them see a specific operating cost benefit from green practices. Sixty percent of corporate leaders also see the market differentiation sustainability activities and green building can provide. The survey also notes risk is no longer the primary reason for a company to go green. The driving factors are now financial savings and corporate image.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
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