One developer is getting innovative and turning to abandoned suburban offices as a way to create walkable community hubs. Bell Labs, which was once a bustling office building in the suburban area of Holmdel, New Jersey, turned into a source of debate in the community after it was abandoned in 2007. While some wanted to remove the massive structure to create new housing, others were determined to keep it in place, Fast Company reports.
If PACE Managing Director Michael Leahey is correct, buildings of the future will be able to do more than protect and sustain human life, they will become highly efficient property managers. L'Hemisferic is part of the City of Arts and Science complex in Valencia, Spain. The building was designed by Santiago Calatrava to look like a giant eye surrounded by an eyelid that can be closed or opened. L'Hemisferic is considered one of the 12 treasures of Spain.
A new way to gather data is afoot. Retail spaces, office buildings and nursing homes are beginning to incorporate floor sensors in order to track movements and glean information about consumer and resident habits. When it comes to retail, the sensors give brick-and-mortar stores a massive advantage by providing new intel into the movements of their customers, the Associated Press reports.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".