#Cities

Engineering Questions – If all the vehicles in the world were to convert to electric, would it be quieter?

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If everyone everywhere received a free electric vehicle at the same time – and owners were required to travel at really slow speeds across well-maintained roads – the world would sound different. But that doesn’t mean it would be quieter. People can have different feelings about the same...

Sewer Robots! Is poor communication blocking their ability to keep our pipes clean

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An army of sewer robots could keep our pipes clean, but they'll need to learn to communicate Hidden from sight, under the UK’s roads, buildings and parks, lies about one million kilometres of pipes. Maintaining and repairing these pipes require about 1.5 million road excavations a year, which...

Infographic: What are the worlds biggest cities going to be in 2100?

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The United Nations has predicted the world’s population to be 9.8 billion in 2050. However, that is set to soar to an astonishing 11.2 billion people by the end of the decade - so what will be the largest city in the world in 2100! In 2010, Tokyo,...

5 Eco-Cities of the Near Future

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Pneumatic waste systems, pollution sensors, robots, drones, and self-driving cars - Engineers are taking the tech we predicted for the far future and using it to create viable modern cities across the world now. In 2050 the world population is estimated to be 9.7 billion, currently, it stands...

Innovate UK offers a glimpse at Cities of the Future

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With over two-thirds of our population living in urban areas by 2050 the demands on cities’ services will increase significantly. In the latest of its "predication" videos Innovate UK is offering a glimpse at what it thinks cities will be like in the next few decades? Technological improvements...