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king's day celebration
Suburban Utopia

Making King’s Day More Sustainable

On the 27th of April, The Netherlands celebrates the birthday of the king Willem-Alexander. This holiday is called King’s Day, or Koningsdag in Dutch. Everyone wears orange clothing, tourists invade Amsterdam, people set up stalls to sell second-hand goods, boats parade in the canals, but beer-drinking remains the main activity of the day – with everything that entails. Between 600.000 and a million visitors are expected in the Dutch capital and local authorities developed a strategy to make this annual street-party more environmentally friendly.

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cochin airport self sufficient
Manufactured Landscapes

First Self Sufficient Solar-Powered Airport

The Cochin International Airport in Southern India is not paying electricity bills anymore, it is the world’s first totally solar-powered airport. The first solar panels started appearing over three years ago, initially just on the roof of their terminal, then on and around an aircraft hangar. The idea was clear: become independent from any external electric energy, saving money and polluting less.

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hitech in sports
Suburban Utopia

How Is Hi-Tech Changing Sports?

Business and sports go hand by hand, but also hi-tech is now stepping in. A group of entrepreneurs from the Silicon Valley, such as Google, Apple, Facebook, PayPal and Yahoo, will start a professional soccer team in San Francisco, The San Francisco Deltas. They hope to use virtual reality to improve athletes’ performances – for example, the goalkeeper’s reflex – first in training and then in the actual game. Their ultimate goal is to have a new format in order to improve the show for the public.

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