Well, I’ve managed to produce another five articles for Forbes this month – yay! Links to all are listed below, starting from the oldest (29 Feb) to the youngest (24 Mar). Enjoy!
- From Coral Reefs To Power Grids, This Math Tool Can Predict Whether A System Will Collapse: http://www.forbes.com/sites/lauriewinkless/2016/02/22/how-maths-can-be-used-to-predict-the-collapse-of-complex-systems/ …. definitely my least popular piece to date. Booo. But it still resulted in some new Twitter followers and more hits to this blog, so I’m taking it as a win.
- A Trombe wall that can heat and cool a building without electricity http://www.forbes.com/sites/lauriewinkless/2016/02/29/this-wall-can-heat-and-cool-a-building-without-electricity/ …. This was my most popular piece so far – talk about bouncing back 🙂 I interviewed Marwa – the lead researcher – over the phone, and I found her (and her work) fascinating. A good day ‘in the office’ for me.
- Urban Farming: Fad Or Futureproof?http://www.forbes.com/sites/lauriewinkless/2016/03/09/urban-farming-fad-or-futureproof/ … this one was a slow grower, ironically. But I’ve been told its a good read – an introduction to just some of the latest work going on in vertical / indoor / urban agriculture 🙂
- New Concrete Materials Are More Green Than Grey http://www.forbes.com/sites/lauriewinkless/2016/03/18/new-concrete-materials-are-more-green-than-grey/ …. concrete was one of those things that, before Science and the City, I didn’t care very much about. Now that I know more about its environmental impact, I keep my eye on all developments. Expect another piece on it soon!
- Going Underground: The High-Tech Secrets Of Laying Train Tracks http://www.forbes.com/sites/lauriewinkless/2016/03/24/going-underground-the-high-tech-secrets-of-laying-train-tracks/… undoubtedly my favourite piece to both research and write this month, because I love trains, as I’ve now confessed to Forbes Science readers everywhere!
That’s all for now. Are there any urban-related questions you’d like me to answer in my column? Let me know!
PS: Post on the book to come very soon…..