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Success Stories: Maggie Weighner, GSA Student Design Competition – New San Francisco Federal Building Plaza

MEET:  Maggie Weighner of Grand Rapids, Mich., a landscape architecture student at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. THE CHALLENGE: The General Services Administration (GSA) challenged students to reimagine the outdoor plaza at the new San Francisco Federal Building by … Continue reading

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Space Poop Challenge Winner’s Solution May End Up in Space Soon

The winner of a recent NASA challenge may see his invention (or parts of it) launched into space on a mission in the next few years. “I guess it was all pretty abstract before, but it does look like they … Continue reading

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We the People

It’s March 24, 1792. An announcement, no bigger than your average classified ad, appears in a Philadelphia newspaper. It offers $500 and a piece of land in the District of Columbia to the person who can come up with the … Continue reading

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A Medical Bill You Can Understand — Yes, Please!

If you’re like us, any time you visit the doctor, you end up with a mish-mash of billing information. It seems to come from everywhere — the doctor’s office, the insurance company, through the mail, over the phone, and so … Continue reading

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Teams Respond to Challenge with Ideas for Futuristic Memorials

Over the next century, rising sea levels could have a big impact on the way we live. But even if neighborhoods and entire cities disappear, they could live on in a Memorial for Future Lost Cities in Washington D.C., so says one of the … Continue reading

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