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Going on holiday to space sounds like a dream more typical of science fiction than real life. Now that private space flights are taking off, thanks to tycoons like Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson, will tourist accommodation in orbit be the next step?
Tech giants have located their data centres in chilly and sometimes unexpected locations—from an old mine in Norway to a Cold War nuclear bunker. Microsoft's strategy is to store its data on the seafloor. But are underwater data centres more efficient than those on the surface?
98% of all international Internet traffic flows through an immense network of undersea cables. This infrastructure crosses seas and oceans all over the globe to connect countries such as China and the United States, Portugal and India or South Africa and Malaysia.
The Omega Center, a wastewater treatment plant in New York, functions in the same way as a living organism: it is self-sufficient in energy and water, uses natural resources for its filtration processes and takes advantage of sunlight and ventilation with bioclimatic techniques. What if the key to sustainable architecture lay in the features of these types of living buildings in their entirety?
Cruise ships have a "disproportionate impact" on air quality, habitats and climate, according to Transport & Environment. Moving away from reliance on polluting fossil fuels has become a priority for the shipping industry. What technologies can be used to create more sustainable cruise ships?