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Apple Campus approved in unanimously in Cupertino

Apple Campus approved in unanimously in Cupertino

It's official: the "spaceship campus" is ready to roll as the Cupertino City Council lends their unanimous approval of the Apple project at their October meeting. This month has already shown off a couple of views of the upcoming beast of an architectural project - now Apple can celebrate the initiation of the building itself. One move remains, of course, that being the second public reading of the formal agreement between Apple and the City of Cupertino, this scheduled for November 19th, with the full set of Apple's permits ready to hit the books the day after.

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Apple struts Campus 2 promo video before Cupertino city council

Apple struts Campus 2 promo video before Cupertino city council

Apple Campus 2, also known as the "spaceship campus," was the subject of a new video aimed at the Cupertino city council and released to the public this weekend. The video plays out like a promo and was produced to help get the council on-board with Apple's vast construction project.

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Apple spaceship campus model builds huge HQ in miniature

Apple spaceship campus model builds huge HQ in miniature

Apple's spaceship campus project hasn't even broken ground yet, but the 175 acre project does exist in miniature thanks to a scale model of the proposed headquarters shown off for the first time. The ring-like building, officially known as Campus 2, was snapped by the Mercury News at Apple HQ ahead of a Cupertino City Council hearing next Tuesday, October 15.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics stadium one of several retro-fitted arenas

Tokyo 2020 Olympics stadium one of several retro-fitted arenas

British firm Zaha Hadid Architects won their bid to create the new Tokyo-based national stadium back in November of 2012 - today they've announced it'll be aimed for use in the 2020 Olympics. This beast of a piece of architecture will be able to seat 80,000 and will first be playing host to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, showcasing a few of its futuristic features in the process. This stadium will be one of three structures revived from their original state, each of them built originally for the 1964 Summer Games.

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NVIDIA shakes up business model with Kepler licensing

NVIDIA shakes up business model with Kepler licensing

We've heard extensively about the gradual decline of the consumer PC market, with industry leaders feeling the pain as consumers gravitate towards more mobile devices: tablets and smartphones. NVIDIA is one such company that has felt the squeeze, and its response is a strong one: an expansion of its business model with an announcement that it will begin licensing Kepler architecture.

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Apple trims Campus 2 plans to cut costs

Apple trims Campus 2 plans to cut costs

After it was reported earlier this month that Apple's new "spaceship" campus (or officially known as "Campus 2") was behind schedule and $2 billion over budget, the Cupertino-based company ended up revising its plans for the new campus in order cut costs a bit. The revised plans also show off more of the campus, such as bike paths, parking, and streets.

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Apple “spaceship” campus behind schedule, over budget

Apple “spaceship” campus behind schedule, over budget

Apple's new "spaceship campus, or more formally called Campus 2, is still in the planning stages and ground breaking still has yet to begin. In fact, it's being reported that Campus 2 is behind schedule, and the budget for the project skyrocketed to $5 billion, up from $3 billion originally. If that's the case, the project would cost more than most top-of-the-line corporate skyscrapers, including the new World Trade Center in New York City.

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Ancient portal to the underworld found in Turkey

Ancient portal to the underworld found in Turkey

Italian archaeologists have made a fascinating discovery, which they announced a few days ago at a conference in Turkey where the discovery was made: the Gate to Hell, or so it is called. Officially named Pluto's Gate (Ploutonion in Greek), this portal of sorts is filled with foul-smelling fumes that cause near instant death. Also discovered was a nearby pool, which priests and such would stay in overnight to receive visions.

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Apple’s “spaceship” campus planned for 2016 grand opening

Apple’s “spaceship” campus planned for 2016 grand opening

Apple's new "spaceship" campus is planned to finally open its doors sometime in 2016, according to CEO Tim Cook who discussed the new headquarters during a shareholders meeting today. Cook expects to break ground on the new campus sometime later this year, but says that the company is still in talks with the city to gain approval for the project.

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ESA proposes 3D-printed buildings on the Moon

ESA proposes 3D-printed buildings on the Moon

The European Space Agency and London-based architecture firm Foster are exploring the possibility of constructing buildings on the Moon that are 3D printed using lunar soil and inflatable domes. While the soil itself wouldn't be durable enough to be used in structures, scientists have mixed simulated lunar soil with magnesium oxide to produce a more robust solution.

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Iron Age temple discovered in Israel amid road construction

Iron Age temple discovered in Israel amid road construction

When you're planning on building a road in Israel near Jerusalem, you have to make more preparations than just flattening the land - case in point: a 2,750 year old temple discovered before a new section of highway was delivered here near the end of 2012. The discovery made here was a ritual building at Tel Motza, dating back to a period in time when not many such structures were built - the site has also shown more than a few bits of pottery and figurines of human forms and heads, as well.

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Apple helps tap recently discovered ancient underground stream

Apple helps tap recently discovered ancient underground stream

This week the folks at Apple have revealed that they're bringing massive opportunity - and a renewed flow of clean water - to Crook County, Oregon. Apple has plans to move forward with a 510,000 square foot set of data centers in the area over an unspecified amount of time. This plan is part of an already under construction 10,000-square-foot data center whose construction began earlier this year, and today's announcement includes a bit of a bonus for engineers in the city who had recently been working to improve the city's water system.

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