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Zaha Hadid Architects undulating riverside promenade doubles as a flood barrier in Hamburg

Zaha Hadid Architects has raised both the cultural cachet and the storm surge barriers in the German city of Hamburg with their recently completed upgrade to the Elbe River promenade and flood barrier at Niederhafen. Designed with an undulating shape that mimics the ebb and flow of tides, the revamped promenade reconnects the river to the surrounding urban fabric and boosts the popular riverside walkway appeal with a modern redesign large enough to accommodate a wide variety of groups, from pedestrians…

16 images that will make you feel 'as free as a bird'

Now in its fourth year, the Bird Photographer of the Year competition received more than 13,500 entries from 63 countries, making 2019 its biggest year yet. Both professional and amateur photographers were encouraged to submit photos in the eight different…

UTIA senior design team wins national award for stormwater infiltration project

(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) Biosystems engineering students from the University of Tennessee Herbert College of Agriculture won first place in the G.B. Gunlogson Student Environmental Design Open Competition at the 2019 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) international meeting in Boston.

Brilliant things happen when science and photography collide

From the intricate lace-like structure of a telescope to a shiny, closeup of an ebony stag beetle, there are moments when photography shatters the mystery of science. Aware of that intriguing connection, the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) launched the Science…


Genetic redundancy aids competition among bacteria in symbiosis with squid

(Penn State) The molecular mechanism used by many bacteria to kill neighboring cells has redundancy built into its genetic makeup, which could allow for the mechanism to be expressed in different environments.