Jean Nouvel’s “Jeuneville” Futuristic, Vertical Neighborhood in Greater Paris

Scheduled for completion in 2025, architect Jean Nouvel’s “Jeuneville” vertical neighborhood will rise along the banks of the Seine in Greater Paris (not far from the Olympic and Paralympic villages). The future-forward urban development, which is aiming for a low carbon footprint, will incorporate “more than 100,000 square meters of innovation-centric work spaces as well as 30,000 square meters of public green spaces that will …

BrainGate’s Wireless Human-Brain-to-Computer Interface Succeeds

With a mission to turn thought into action for people who have lost mobility due to neurological disorders or paralysis, neurotechnology company BrainGate has successfully demonstrated “the first instances of high-bandwidth wireless interfacing between human test subjects and a tablet computer.” This means that a user was able to transmit brain signals at a “single-neuron resolution and in full broadband fidelity” without the need for …

Banana Trees Could Protect California Cities From Wildfires

Computer science professor Barath Raghavan argues that Californian cities faced with the worst wildfires on record could be granted cover by banana groves. As a member of the California Rare Fruit Growers association, Raghavan researches (and plants and grows) the fruits on plots of land across the state, typically in his yard or on properties owned by friends or family members. He states that since …