Nordic countries really understand how to produce inspiring landscape architecture. Soon a ‘tsunami wave’ shaped apartment complex containing 100 units in Vejle, Denmark, will be completed. The apartment designed by architectural firm Henning Larsen is now entering the final stages of its construction. Like a tsunami wave, an apartment called Wave is located in a complex with a height of nine floors.
The ambitious building was actually built since 2005 when the architect won the competition to design a new apartment complex in Vejle Bay. However, in 2009 the construction stopped due to the global recession. At that time, only two waves had been completed.
Construction of the last three waves only began in 2015 and is now approaching the final stage. The five top apartment designs were made deliberately to mimic the hilly areas around it as well as water ripples.
Zuckerberg Holds a Discussion on Future Technology 2019
Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said he would host a series of public discussions about the future of technology. This action is a personal challenge in 2019.
Reported by Reuters, Zuckerberg voiced his plan in a Facebook post.
“Every few weeks I will talk to leaders, experts, and people in our community from various fields and I will try various formats to keep them interesting. These will all be published, either on my Facebook page or on Instagram or in other media” , Said Zuckerberg in a Facebook post here.
Facebook’s reputation was assessed as suffering last year from a data scandal involving a British political consulting company involving personal information on millions of users, placing social networks under close supervision throughout the world.
Last year Zuckerberg said he would fix a lot of Facebook problems such as using platforms for hate speech, spreading false information and political interference.
As part of that effort, Facebook increased efforts to check facts, delete pages and suspicious accounts, improve its system to identify fake accounts. However, it still faces criticism from regulators and lawmakers for not doing enough.
Toyota focuses on developing hydrogen, hybrid and electric cars. What is in Toyota’s chief designer is creating an automatic moving car with a high level of safety.
Toyota continues to develop self-driving technology so that it can actively protect cabin residents while driving. Latest, Toyota is researching the active safety system dubbed the ‘Guardian’.
The Guardian can be considered a ‘guardian angel’ in Toyota’s autonomous cars in the future. Like most other safety systems, the Guardian was developed primarily to detect and avoid potential accidents.
Toyota refused if the Guardian was said to be working fully like autonomous car technology that can drive itself.
AutoExpress, Guardian is reported to be a sophisticated system that has the ability to become an ‘assistant’ and take over the helm when a collision occurs which is not realized by the driver.
This system has been developed by Toyota Research Institute for the past three years. The pilot project is stored in the Lexus LS 500h under the name TRI-P4 which is on display at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
“Drivers can control 100 percent of their cars. But when the car’s control is changing dynamically, the automated system works with humans to push it to a safe path,” said Gill Safety Pratt CEO of Toyota Safety Institute.
Asia Nikkei reported, Toyota also announced plans ahead to apply the Guardian. They want to sell the technology to other automotive companies to become a global standard.
In internal testing, the TRI-P4 system on the Lexus LS 500h is able to scan objects in all directions as far as 200 meters. This system conducts observations with two cameras, two image sensors that are spread out in front of and behind the car.
Everyone has a different resolution when entering the new year. One of them is tidying up the house to make it look more beautiful and feel more comfortable. If you have a plan to improve your house, there is no need for a major renovation to improve the quality of your residence. Here is a simple way to fix your home earlier this year:
New paint Adding a new layer of paint to the walls of the house is one good way to start earlier this year. This is the easiest way to improve your home, as well as a useful effort to make your home look bigger and brighter. For smaller rooms, such as dressing rooms and bedrooms, try painting the room yourself. While for larger rooms, such as living rooms, entrances, and stairs, it is advisable to hire professionals to do the work. About the color of paint, the choice of light gray and cream is neutral colors that can be applied to the walls of the house. Especially if you plan to later sell the house in the future.
Smart home devices Equipping your home with a smart home device is one good way to improve the quality of the atmosphere of your home in the new year. Besides being able to save on electricity bills, it can also increase the security of your home and make life activities easier. Some smart home devices that should be considered include energy saving lamps, room temperature regulators, automatic window coverings, doorbells, and vacuum cleaners.
Organizing the contents of the closet One other way that can be done earlier this year is to tidy up the messy things. You can start by arranging drawers in the bedroom and closet. Double check your personal belongings. Prioritize items that are still and no longer needed. Usually there are items needed for your appearance accessories, there are also items that have their own historical value. See also whether the condition is still good or not. If you feel the item is useless, it can be donated or thrown away, rather than being a pile of rubbish at home. In addition, you can sell it to an online store or deposit it to the nearest shipping service. By reducing items that are used again, such as clothes, shoes, and accessories in cabinets and drawers, you will make room for new items according to the latest trends.
Clean the kitchen Cleaning the kitchen and kitchen drawers is also a good idea, for example, throwing away old items, food expires, and cookbooks that are not used anymore. Often found in kitchen drawers there are old receipts, worn-out dish towels, and equipment that is not needed. To improve the condition of a messy house, it is recommended to throw away anything that is no longer useful.
Repair the room temperature control system Try to keep the heating and air conditioning system in your home running smoothly by servicing and cleaning it at the beginning of the new year. Piles of dust and dirt over time affect overall work efficiency. For this reason, it is very important to ask professional staff to thoroughly check the system and replace all air filters throughout your home. In this way, you will breathe clean air and save unnecessary heating and air conditioning bills.