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Germany to get brilliant solar-powered, battery-run Smart Green Tower

Inspired by the technology behind electric cars, a team from Frey Architekten, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) and Siemens have come up with the design for a brilliant battery-operated residential building. Dubbed as the Smart Green Tower, the structure, along with its spectacular sky garden, will run entirely on solar power. (more…)




Germany to get the world’s first zero-emission passenger train powered by hydrogen fuel

Germany will be the first country in the world to boast a zero-emission passenger train powdered entirely by hydrogen fuel. Designed by French company Alstom, and recently unveiled at the Berlin InnoTrans trade show, the innovative "hydrail" is being built for the Buxtehude-Bremervörde-Bremerhaven-Cuxhaven line in Germany's Lower Saxony region. According to developers, the train will…





Gerry Judah’s latest sculpture sits in front of the Porsche museum in Stuttgart

At the Goodwood Festival of Speed (FOS), last year, Gerry Judah charmed the world with his spectacular Gateway Arch-shaped sculpture, featuring a pair of zooming automobiles on its grand curve. This time around, the India-born artist has crafted an equally stunning, and somewhat confounding, sculptural-cum-architectural marvel, which now adorns the space in front of the…