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Editor’s pickAmazon makes first major investment in prefabricated housing

15-10-2018
Amazon, Alexa fund, prefabricated housing start-up, integrated smart solutions, Plant Prefab

As Amazon announced their investment in a prefabricated housing start-up, factory-built homes may just become the next voice-controlled, super-efficient must-have in the future. Cheaper and quicker to build than traditional housing, modular homes are viewed as a solution to housing shortage.  To top it off, Amazon seems keen to ensure the …

Editor’s pickResearchers develop new DNA database to reduce deforestation in Amazon

26-03-2018
amazon, brazil

Scientists at the National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA) and the Center for Natural Biodiversity in the Netherlands are coming up with a DNA database of trees found in the Amazon region. “The DNA-mark” project is also launched in partnership with other institutions. It will consolidate information on Amazonian species and …

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