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Physics - Architecture - 21.07.2015
Smarter Window Materials Can Control Light and Energy
AUSTIN, Texas - Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to reveal light without transferring heat and, conversely, to block light while allowing heat transmission, as described in two new research papers.

Mechanical Engineering - Architecture - 07.10.2014
Architectural engineering's Houser leads study on perceptions of LED lighting
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. A research team led by Kevin Houser, professor of architectural engineering, has determined that color and whiteness rendition has a profound effect on LED light source preference. The team's findings were published in Lighting Research & Technology in an article titled "Perceptual responses to LED illumination with colour rendering indices of 85 and 97" at: http://lrt.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/08/22/1477153514548089 .

Architecture - Environment - 05.05.2014
Green buildings don’t create happier workers, yet
Think working in an environmentally green building leads to greater satisfaction in the workplace? Think again. People working in buildings certified under LEED's green building standard appear no more satisfied with the quality of their indoor workplace environments than those toiling in conventional buildings, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.

Architecture - Administration - 13.02.2014
’Architecture’s not just about building Shards,’ says expert as parking study gets Minister support
o University research could shape Government housing policy o Study reveals inflexible parking on new estates leads to tension between neighbours o Research recommends wider streets with room for on-street parking Government policy on how future new housing estates should be designed could be shaped by leading research from the University of Sheffield.

Architecture - 29.01.2014
Researcher Proposes Phones and Other Devices as Energy-Saving Tools
Researcher Proposes Phones and Other Devices as Energy-Saving Tools
When is a phone not a phone? When it's serving as an occupancy sensor for energy-saving purposes. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researcher Bruce Nordman had an idea several years ago to take advantage of existing devices in office buildings by using them for energy efficiency purposes.

Architecture - 17.09.2013
Workers dissatisfied with open plan offices
17 September 2013 Most people are dissatisfied with having to work in an open plan office, University of Sydney research has found. PhD candidate Jungsoo Kim and Professor Richard de Dear from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning found many feel open plan offices are disruptive to productivity.

Earth Sciences - Architecture - 14.08.2013
Team Investigates Earthquake Retrofits for ‘Soft’ First-floor Buildings on Jacobs School Shake Table
A team of researchers, led by Colorado State University engineering professor John van de Lindt, has spent the last month shaking a four-story building on the world's largest outdoor shake table at the University of California, San Diego, to learn how to make structures with first-floor garages better withstand seismic shocks.

Architecture - Economics / Business - 11.06.2013
Positive Peer Pressure More Effective Than Cash Incentives, Study Finds
Researchers show reputation concerns can encourage people to act for the public good Appealing to people's desire for a good reputation is more effective than cold, hard cash, researchers at Harvard, Yale, the Federal Trade Commission and the University of California, San Diego, found in a study published June 18 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Architecture - Environment - 05.11.2012
The historical value of pre-fabricated buildings
The historical value of pre-fabricated buildings
Is post-war industrial and pre-fab architecture worth preserving and renovating? To answer this question, architects conducted a three-year pioneering study into the restoration of modern buildings.

Architecture - Economics / Business - 02.07.2012
The prebound effect
Many homes with poor energy efficiency are actually consuming far less energy than predicted, new research has found. The study has implications for national energy-saving policies and the economic viability of thermal retrofit programmes. This challenges the prevailing view that large cuts in energy consumption can be achieved by focusing purely on technical solutions, such as retrofitting homes.

Materials Science - Architecture - 08.06.2012
A solar sandwich to power future buildings
A solar sandwich to power future buildings
All in one: A new electricity generating building component is being developed.

Agronomy / Food Science - Architecture - 23.03.2012
From foraging to farming: the 10,000-year revolution
From foraging to farming: the 10,000-year revolution
Excavation of 19,000-year-old hunter-gatherer remains, including a vast camp site, is fuelling a reinterpretation of the greatest fundamental shift in human civilisation - the origins of agriculture.

Architecture - 18.02.2012
Archaeologists discover Jordan’s earliest buildings
Archaeologists discover Jordan’s earliest buildings
Some of the earliest evidence of prehistoric architecture has been discovered in the Jordanian desert, providing archaeologists with a new perspective on how humans lived 20,000 years ago. Inside the huts, we found intentionally burnt piles of gazelle horn cores, clumps of red ochre pigment and a cache of hundreds of pierced marine shells." —Dr Lisa Maher Archaeologists working in eastern Jordan have announced the discovery of 20,000-year-old hut structures, the earliest yet found in the Kingdom.

Environment - Architecture - 08.12.2011
Behind closed doors: world-first study about how we use air-conditioners at home
A world-first research project into people's usage of household air-conditioners is now recruiting participants who live in Sydney's inner west. The ARC-funded study is to be led by the eminent Professor Richard de Dear from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning. The project aims to determine the threshold living room temperature that triggers people to switch on air-conditioning.

Architecture - 01.12.2011
Update on gas pipeline testing near campus
Just before Thanksgiving, PG&E work crews finished the hydrostatic pressure testing of gas transmission pipeline 132 near the Stanford campus. Two sections of pipe, called T-30 and T-31, were tested to more than 1.5 times their maximum allowable operating pressure. In the run up to the final test, both pipe sections experienced problems.

Earth Sciences - Architecture - 23.09.2011
CT scanning shows how ants build without an architect
CT scanning shows how ants build without an architect
Novel use of CT scanning technology has allowed researchers at the University of Bristol to create a four-dimensional picture of how ants build their nests. Ant nests are some of the most remarkable structures in nature. Their relative size is rivalled only by our own skyscrapers but there is no architect or blueprint. Instead they are built collectively, through self-organization and the local interactions of ants with one another and their environment. So, how do ants decide what and where to build?

Mathematics - Architecture - 08.11.2010
New study finds common brain organization among disparate mammals
Matthias Kaschube , a lecturer in physics and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University, has published in the Nov. 4 online edition of Science Express results of research into the factors determining development of the brain's neural circuits. He is available to discuss his research with interested members of the news media, and a copy of Kaschube's study is available upon request.

Architecture - Physics - 08.07.2010
Coral tests show fast construction pace for Polynesian temples
BERKELEY — Ancient Polynesians went from building small-scale temples to constructing monumental, pyramid-shaped temples in just 140 years, not in four or five centuries as previously calculated, according to research led by a University of California, Berkeley, anthropologist and published this week in the print edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Life Sciences - Architecture - 22.04.2010
Chips, worms and grey matter: more similar than you think
Chips, worms and grey matter: more similar than you think
The team of neuroscientists and computer experts from the UK, US and Germany compared the way these systems are organised and found that the same networking principles underlie all three. Using data for the large part already in the public domain, including Magnetic Resonance Imaging data from human brains, a map of the nematode's nervous system and a standard computer chip, they examined how the elements in each system are networked together.

History / Archeology - Architecture - 21.03.2010
Columbia University Establishes Global Centers in South Asia and Europe
In a coordinated effort to further enhance its global perspective in teaching, research and problem solving, Columbia University is establishing the Columbia Global Center/South Asia in Mumbai, India, and the Columbia Global Center/Europe in Paris, France.