All eyes turned to Russia last week as the Winter Olympics kicked off in Sochi. The opening ceremony took place in the Fisht Olympic Stadium, a venue designed by Populous that was inspired by Fabergé eggs. But despite promises that this year's games would be zero-waste, environmental groups have countered that the event won't live up to its green claims. In other green design news, Paris is planning to turn abandoned underground metro stations into restaurants, auditoriums and even underground swimming pools. In London, a series of impressive origami-inspired pavilions popped up in Canary Wharf. In Abu Dhabi, Inhabitat obtained some exclusive photographs of the Al Bahr Towers, which are cooled with the world's largest computerized façade.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
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Hold your horses, phone fans – the Samsung Galaxy S5 won’t come with some much-rumoured features and specs, according to a report by the New York Times.
Citing “a person in the smartphone industry with knowledge of the plans” as its source, the NYT says that the S5’s announcement in February will be a far more low-key affair than the S4’s, which took place at New York’s legendary Radio City Music Hall.
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Sunday, February 9, 2014
It can go 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds, has a TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder combustion engine situated at the rear axle, sports a front-wheel situated electric motor -- which produces a combined system output of 362 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque -- and gets an estimated 94 mpg. What is it? It's BMW's new i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. More importantly, it could be the first "serious contender" for Tesla Motors' Model S.
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