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Why Design Now?: Hope Solar Tower


Why? Solar towers capture solar energy to heat air under an expansive collector zone. Based on the principle that heat rises, this air flows towards the center of the collector through electricity-generating turbines and up and out of the tower, like a chimney. When built, the tower will be about 750 meters high and could produce enough electricity to power approximately 500 households.
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E/S Orcelle Container Ship: "Delivering The Future Ahead of Schedule"


If there is one design on view at the 2010 Triennial that affects the lives of every American, it is the E/S Orcelle container ship. It is designed as a response to impending changes in the shipping industry, which currently causes 5% of the world’s carbon emissions. 
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Watt Watchers


The PSA’s have been espousing “The More You Know” for two decades, and the designers in this year’s Triennial agree. Some of their most innovative designs are about becoming a little more aware of our nasty consumption habits.
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"Green" Publishing


On May 14, 2009, Cooper-Hewitt opens Design for a Living World, an exhibition developed by The Nature Conservancy, one of the world’s leading conservation organizations.
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Are Designers the Enemies of Design?


Design writer Bruce Nussbaum delivered a speech at Parsons a few weeks ago whose controversial refrain was “designers suck.” Read the speech on his Business Week blog. 
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