CURA shipping container ICUs open in turin to combat COVID-19

as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads internationally, the first prototype of an open-source project to create plug-in intensive care units (ICU) from shipping containers has been built and installed at a hospital in Italy. CURA (an acronym for ‘connected units for respiratory ailments’ and also ‘cure’ in Latin) proposes a quick-to-deploy solution to expand emergency facilities and ease the pressure Read more…

Filtration Skyscrapers in the oceans could “solve environmental and energy problems” around the world

Architectural designer and visualizer Honglin Li have proposed deploying floating high-rise waste-to-energy plants fuelled by plastic waste to clean up the oceans while generating electricity. The sci-fi proposal, called Filtration Skyscraper, imagines placing unmanned towers on abandoned oil rigs in parts of the oceans where plastic waste accumulates. Sophisticated machinery in the conceptual Read more…

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