Orproject proposes huge sealed Bubble of clean air for Beijing
According to a report by the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, environmental conditions in China’s capital are so bad as to be “almost unfavorable for human living.” Officials have recently passed new laws and set aside billions of yuan to try and curb air pollution in Beijing, which has been recording some of its worst smog levels ever. Architecture firm Orproject has proposed the construction of a sealed canopy filled with clean air. Bubbles would cover a park and botanical garden, providing a healthy, temperature- and humidity-controlled oasis.In addition to providing locals with a clean, green sanctuary, Orproject suggests that surrounding buildings could also be connected to Bubble’s “controlled air system.” Apartments, offices, retail spaces and, in particular, medical facilities could all benefit from the idea, were it created. (via Orproject proposes huge sealed Bubble of clean air for Beijing)
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A look at 3d printed food.
From chocolates and cookies to burgers to pizza, you can “print” all kinds of food with a 3-D food printer. Are 3-D-printed meals the future of food?