Seasteading: Autonomous Ocean Communities

seasteading

Overall Winner: The Swimming City — András Gyõrfi

The Seasteading Institute, committed to the ongoing development of ocean communities, has just announced the winners of their first annual design content. Could people really end up living in these hypothetical off-shore communities? (Pics)

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‘Shrink to Survive’ Proposals to Tackle Economic Decline

‘Shrink to Survive’ - Entire Neighborhoods In U.S. To Be Bulldozed

‘Shrink to Survive’ – Entire Neighborhoods In U.S. To Be Bulldozed

Dozens of US cities may have entire neighbourhoods bulldozed as part of drastic “shrink to survive” proposals being considered by the Obama administration to tackle economic decline.  

The government looking at expanding a pioneering scheme in Flint, one of the poorest US cities, which involves razing entire districts and returning the land to nature.

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$10M Healthcare X Prize Seeks To Reinvent U.S. Healthcare System

$10 Million Healthcare X Prize Seeks To Reinvent U.S. Healthcare System

Healthcare X Prize

Organizers of the X Prize, who have set up contests for space travel, DNA research and super-efficient cars, said on Tuesday they are offering $10 million to the winner of a contest to transform the health of people in a small U.S. community.

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Seed Capital Boot Camp – How to Find Investors for Your Business

Seed Capital Boot Camp - How to Find Investors for Your Business 

 Yes, there is still money out there for investment!

Seed capital is the early stage money needed to get most businesses off the ground. It is considered a high-risk investment, but one that can reap major rewards if the company becomes a growth enterprise. This type of funding is often obtained in exchange for an equity stake in the enterprise, although with less formal contractual overhead than standard equity financing.

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Twestival Contributors To Donate Through Tipjoy

Twestival Contributors To Donate Through Tipjoy

Like other cities in the Western U.S. and the world, San Francisco will be turning its attention to water shortages that could become severe this year. San Francisco-based Twitter has already gone to work on a grander scale, attacking the global water shortage crisis that affects 1.1 billion people.

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Dark Days Ahead for Green Energy

Dark Days Ahead for Green Energy 

 Workers inspecting solar panels at an OptiSolar plant in California amid layoffs.

Wind and solar power have been growing at a blistering pace in recent years, and that growth seemed likely to accelerate under the green-minded Obama administration. But because of the credit crisis and the broader economic downturn, the opposite is happening: installation of wind and solar power is plummeting.

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Sea-Rise Levels By End Of Century May Be Lower Than Previously Predicited

Sea-Rise Levels By End Of Century May Be Lower Than Previously Predicited 

 Columbia Glacier is adding to ocean levels this century, the total global sea rise by 2100 may be lower than many are anticipating.

Despite projections by some scientists of global seas rising by 20 feet or more by the end of this century as a result of warming, a new University of Colorado at Boulder study concludes that global sea rise of much more than 6 feet is a near physical impossibility.

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