The organization that operates the world’s largest particle physics laboratory has opened a facility for scientific education and outreach, composed of several blocks pierced by a raised walkway.
As part of its mission to engage the public in science, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (known by its French acronym, CERN) is launching the Science Gateway, a new facility for scientific education and outreach. The purpose of the proj
An intelligent facade reveals an interior atrium and wraps a hybrid structure of concrete in the labs (for longer spans) and wood in the workspaces (adding warmth), rotated 45º to mitigate the difference between building and parking...
The building is conceived as a materials testing lab, with lightweight, low impact recoverable components that are assembled dry. The laboratories and offices are arranged around a bioclimatic atrium free of intermediate supports or drainpipes...
A forest of columns – augmented by a grid of trees – supports the new volume, which is at once building and pergola, creating a shaded plaza at ground level. Vernacular building methods like the Catalan vault are also included in the project...
To meet the most convenient size standards for research labs, the project features two structures – one of concrete and another of steel – which offer views of the central atrium. A wrap-around terrace connects the workspaces with the outdoors while
The Istanbul firm MAA, headed by the architect Melike Altinisik, has unveiled its competition-winning design for the Robot Science Museum in the Chang-dong neighborhood of the South Korean capital. Saving time and money, robots will build the curvin
Like an enormous anonymous garage, Facebooks new campus conceals its exact polish with the easygoing, almost slapdash air that characterizes the company.
The Quartiere delle Albere district in Trento used to be the site of a former Michelin factory. This site shares many characteristics with the urban fabric: the clear hierarchy of the design, its functional stratification, and an overall similarity i
Google promotes the integration of the private lives and the work lives of all its employees within a huge mixed-use complex that fosters leisure, health, and interaction.
The project for the new Google campus in Mountain View responds to the rapid expansion and constant diversification of the business activity of the technology company, which have ended up leading to an unsustainable organizational situation for its e
The complex comprises interconnected spaces for neuroscience and psychology. A solution might have been to break up the complex into pavilions. Instead, the program presents two sections sharing a large entrance foyer, which encourages contact and co
The project refurbishes an old industrial complex by attaching several volumes with a pitched roof, and frees up part of the ground floor to establish contact with the sea; a brick facade with different degrees of density unifies the ensemble...
Un nuevo referente se recorta en el perfil de Leicester. Con sus 42 metros de altura, la torre del Centro Nacional del Espacio se eleva en las proximidades de la ribera del Soar como una hermana transparente y gigantesca del famoso muñeco neumático d
MareNostrum 5, the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) supercomputer located in Spain was officially inaugurated in Barcelona by Pedro Sánchez, the President of the Government of Spain. MareNostrum 5 is a pre-exascale
Through partnerships and 3-D printing, NASA is plotting how to build houses on the moon by 2040. The moon is a magnet, and it is pulling us back. Half a century ago, the astronauts of Apollo 17 spent three days on that pockmarked orb, whose gravitati
In 17th-century Holland, the microscope and the camera obscura for evermore changed the way we behold. The historian Laura J. Snyder describes this phenomenal mutation in how we perceive things through two figures who coincided in time: Antoni van Le
Architecture has had so many ties to the hard power of politics and religion that we can easily forget how it has also always, from the very beginning, served the soft power of science. Weren’t the Babylon ziggurats towers from which to observe the s
A portrait assembled from Lego bricks, woodcuts printed in Ukrainian soil and a collection of poetry from every continent are among thousands of works to be archived on the moon as a lasting record of human creativity. The collection, known as the Lu
The European Space Agency's Euclid space telescope was launched for a six-year mission to shed light on dark energy and dark matter and chart the largest-ever map of the universe... Euronews: ESA's Euclid space telescope launched to discover dar
After the worst part of the pandemic, the Ukraine war shook the world tracing an ominous geopolitical scenario, which only science advances seem to alleviate.
Our Milky Way galaxy is an awe-inspiring feature of the night sky, viewable with the naked eye as a horizon-to-horizon hazy band of stars. Now, for the first time, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory has produced an image of the Milky Way using neutrino
The study, published recently in Nature, has reported on a “Loophole-free Bell test with Superconducting Circuits”. Random number generators, developed by Quside Technologies in collaboration with ICREA Professor at ICFO Morgan W. Mitchell, made poss
Natural or artificial? The dialectic between the two concepts – which is probably one of the most fundamental in human history – unfolded in two directions. Through science and art, human beings aspired to imitate and surpass nature all around them.
When reviewing the latest work of the historian, professor, and academician José Manuel Sánchez Ron – which follows Como al león por sus garras and El poder de la ciencia – so great is the challenge of tackling its size that I only dare to apply the
New techniques and novel ingredients can greatly reduce the immense carbon emissions from cement and concrete production. We make more concrete than we do any other material on Earth. Cement is one of the most energy-intensive products on the planet.
Interactions on social media or meetings on virtual platforms are growing non-stop. Andrés Reisinger (Buenos Aires, 1990) thinks that, as a result of this fast-paced reality, the new generations of artists are starting to show a greater interest in d
Differential rotation of Earth’s inner core relative to the mantle is thought to occur under the effects of the geodynamo on core dynamics and gravitational core–mantle coupling. This rotation has been inferred from temporal changes between repeated
A new project known as the Habitable World Observatory aims to better understand near-Earth exoplanets and study those that could support life. NASA is contemplating an ambitious project: the Habitable World Observatory (HWO), whose mission is d
The concrete used was self-healing and anachronistically green The romans were master builders. Many of their works, from the Pantheon (pictured above) and the Colosseum in Rome itself, to the Pont du Gard in southern Gaul and the equally impressive
Atlas’s advanced control system enables highly diverse and agile locomotion, while algorithms reason through complex dynamic interactions involving the whole body and environment to plan movements. Atlas uses 3D printed parts to give it the strength-
As light travels through space, it gets stretched by the expansion of the universe. This is why many of the most distant objects shine in infrared light, which is longer in wavelength than visible light. We can't see this ancient light with our eyes,
US space agency rejoices after re-entry of spacecraft that should clear way for possible lunar landing of astronauts by 2025. Orion’s return brings to a completion the first flight of Artemis I... The Guardian: Nasa’s uncrewed Orion capsule spla
Net energy gain indicates technology could provide an abundant zero-carbon alternative to fossil fuels. The fusion reaction at the US government facility produced about 2.5 megajoules of energy, which was about 120 per cent of the 2.1 megajoules of e
Two expeditions to the Thwaites Ice Shelf have revealed that it could splinter apart in less than a decade, hastening sea-level rise worldwide. The Thwaites Ice Shelf begins where the massive Thwaites Glacier meets the West Antarctic coast. The shelf
They offer ways to produce cement without releasing carbon dioxide. Concrete is one of the world’s most important materials. But making the cement that binds it generates about 8% of anthropogenic carbon-dioxide emissions. This is not just because of
MVRDV NEXT, Superworld, and the Municipality of Rotterdam presented RoofScape, a new software that provides a visualisation engine for Rotterdam’s rooftops. Aimed at professionals and citizens alike, RoofScape is intended to be detailed and informati
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