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08.09.14 - Can an armadillo paper airplane fly? Autodesk says yes

By Daniel Terdiman - cnet.com

Autodesk researchers have developed a Pteromys, a tool that lets anyone design a paper airplane that will fly, no matter how outlandish.

We've all made the standard paper airplane, that elongated triangle made up of six simple folds. But what if you wanted to make a paper airplane that looks like an armadillo? Could you get that to fly?

If you're using Pteromys, a new research tool created at Autodesk, the answer is yes.

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08.04.14 - Measuring Tall Building Performance

By: Justin McGar - sourceable.net

Far too often, information-sharing following the completion of a building is lacking. Developers’ media teams extol the virtues of the environmental initiatives they are implementing or green ratings that they are going to achieve as the buildings go up, but little is then heard about how well these initiatives have performed. Add to favorites Ensure Performance with Commissioning Nordstrom Tower to be World’s Tallest Residential Building Pre-Cast Bridge Withstands Extreme Earthquakes Climate Change Puts UK Infrastructure at Risk

The need to learn more from successes (and failures) is the main reason behind the new Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Performance Award. The CTBUH wants to help the tall building industry reverse a persistent and counterproductive trend – the resistance of building owners and managers to releasing valuable performance data, particularly energy data, from which the entire industry could benefit.

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Lighting Analysis for Revit Customer Testimonial – Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Revit enables accurate and fast lighting analysis using cloud rendering services. Integrated with Autodesk’s Revit software, users can perform analysis in the native design environment and readily generate documents for LEED credits. Learn how Lighting Analysis for Revit helps Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, an award winning architecture firm, improve designs and increase value for their clients.

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