Once a week, we'll post some of the most interesting construction-related pieces we've come across. From architecture to green building to the latest industry news, we've got your reading list covered. Enjoy!
The bigger the wind turbine, the greener the electricity - mega-windmills may be on the horizon. Via Phys.Org
A long-form discussion of the role of architecture in the story of humanity, at Thought Economics.
Scaled diagrams of high-profile spacecraft:
Breakthroughs in nanoscience means scientists are getting closer to replicating the lighting mechanism in fireflies. Someday soon, we may have organic lighting elements that power themselves.
Parking lots - the ignored younger cousin of the building industry. Well, no longer - the International Parking Institute names its 2012 picks for 'Awards of Excellence,' highlighting design, sustainability, and innovation. Via The Atlantic Cities.
Below: the US power grid. Click here for more incredible images of US infrastructure and other data.