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By Carlo Ratti - Nov 20,2019
VENICE — Some of the worst flooding in Venice’s history has submerged some of the historic city’s renowned cultural sites, including St Mark’s Basilica on Piazza San Marco.
By Carlo Ratti - Nov 04,2017
Few pieces of modern hardware have inspired as much excitement as the drone.While non-military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were initially marketed as purely recreational gadgets, it has not taken long for entrepreneurs and industrial giants to seize on the endless possibiliti
By Carlo Ratti - Jan 08,2016
During the last decades of the 20th century, Silicon Valley was the unparallelled epicentrerof high-tech innovation.Other regions tried to imitate its success, but none succeeded.France’s Sophia Antipolis, a top-down attempt by the government to create an innovation hub near Cann
By Carlo Ratti - Jan 26,2015
“Life,” Oscar Wilde famously said, “imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life”. In the case of Sony Pictures’ movie “The Interview”, the world found itself confronted with a further iteration: life imitating art imitating life. The m
By Carlo Ratti - Dec 13,2014
“I want to be a part of it — New York, New York,” Frank Sinatra sang of the city that has attracted so many of the world’s most ambitious people, from artists and performers to businesspeople and bankers. In a sense, this is not a difficult phenomenon to
By Carlo Ratti - Sep 03,2014
“Bonjour Monsieur, comment pourrais-je vous aider?” asks the obsequious concierge at my Paris hotel. I immediately wonder what happened to the city’s infamous haughtiness — especially towards American tourists. If the French capital is no longer Europe&r
By Carlo Ratti - Jun 26,2014
Mais oui! As every fifth-grade French student knows, the Internet was invented in Paris.
By Carlo Ratti - Feb 08,2014
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas recently, the roulette wheel of innovation landed on something rather old-fashioned and unexpected: the automobile. In recent decades, cars have been undergoing a gradual transformation from the kinds of mechanical systems He


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