June 2015

Armed Conflict Versus Global Sustainable Development as Functions of Social Change

This paper offers a futures analysis of armed conflicts and its detrimental impact on the three pillars of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. It draws on macrohistory to contextualize war along its socio-political and psychological drivers and explores alternative options for conflict resolution. The macrohistory perspective offers an alternative view of armed conflict, as a vehicle of social change, due to its disruptive action on stagnating social conditions. War, as a feature of the dominator society, is a barrier to sustainable development.

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Future of Food: In Vitro Meat (Meat without Livestock)?

In vitro meat, also called victimless meat, cultured meat, tubesteak, cruelty-free meat, shmeat, and test-tube meat, is an animal-flesh product that has never been part of a living animal with exception of the fetal calf serum taken from a slaughtered cow.

3D-Printed Houses, A Revolution in Sustainable Architecture

Have you ever thought, how would the future buildings be?

Well, the Europe's first 3D-printed house located in Amsterdam, Netherlands may be close to what it will look like.

The structure is made of a bio-plastic heavily based on plant oil and reinforced with microfibres, which the project’s founders say is waste-free and eco-friendly. 

 

For More: http://www.euronews.com/2015/04/06/visit-europe-s-first-3d-printed-home-...

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