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Leonardo da Vinci inspires emergency shelter…and more

Leonardo da Vinci inspires emergency shelter

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Leonardo da Vinci, the original ‘Renaissance man’, tends to be better known for his drawings of human anatomy and the animal kingdom than buildings. But his architectural designs were no less pioneering in their fusing of imagination and practical ingenuity. Now, almost 500 years after Leonardo’s death, a ‘reciprocal’ floor design — a self-supporting…


2015 Was the Hottest Year on Record by a Huge Margin

It’s official: 2015 was the hottest year on record, according to a joint announcement from NASA and NOAA. The news is not exactly a surprise, given that climate scientists projected the year would claim this ominous title as early as last August, which was, if you’ll recall, the most sweltering month on record…


Japanese Ambassador Proposes Disaster Classes

Japanese ambassador Junzo Fujita has asked government to introduce disaster preparedness classes in schools to equip citizens with skills of mitigating effects of disasters. “I must emphasise the importance of risk reduction when disaster occurs. You must prepare and prevent disasters that have affected the country knowing that treatment is always expensive,” Mr Fujita said. The envoy was on Friday speaking at the launch of a Shs3 billion natural disaster response and…


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