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First of Its Kind Map Reveals Extent of Ocean Plastic. “Sadly, the accumulation of plastic in the deep ocean would be modifying this enigmatic ecosystem before we can really know it.”

When marine ecologist Andres Cozar Cabañas and a team of researchers completed the first ever map of ocean trash, something didn’t quite add up. Their work, published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, did find millions of pieces of plastic debris floating in five large subtropical gyres in the world’s […]

“There is an idea that jobs threat presented by automation is a rich country problem, but it’s much more of a problem for lower income economies.”

The jobs of nearly 90% of garment and footwear workers in Cambodia and Vietnam are at risk from automated assembly lines – or “sewbots” – according to a new report from the International Labour Organisation (ILO). There are 9 million people, mostly young women, dependent upon jobs in textiles, garments, and footwear within the Association […]

WATG’s Urban Architecture Studio Unveils Winning Design for a 3D Printed House

WATG’s Urban Architecture Studio has won First Prize in The Freeform Home Design Challenge, which challenged participants to “design the world’s first freeform 3D-printed residence.” The competition invited architects, designers, artists and engineers worldwide to investigate how 3D printing technologies can improve our built environment and lives today. The challenge, commissioned by Branch Technology, was to design a […]

WATG’s Urban Architecture Studio Unveils Winning Design for a 3D Printed House

Freeform Home Design Challenge, which challenged participants to “design the world’s first freeform 3D-printed residence.” The competition invited architects, designers, artists and engineers worldwide to investigate how 3D printing technologies can improve our built environment and lives today. The challenge, commissioned by Branch Technology, was to design a 600-800 square–foot single-family home that would push the boundaries of […]