SMARTPLANET DAILY: Solar Roadways funding nears $2 million MANAGE | READ ONLINE | PREVIOUS SmartPlanet Daily A DAILY BRIEFING OF THE NEWEST STORIES ON SMARTPLANET, FIVE DAYS A WEEK. June 06, 2014 FROM THE DESK OF … Halfway through their crowdfunding campaign, Solar Roadways has already doubled their funding goal and broken the Indiegogo record for most individual contributions to a single campaign. — Aly Windsor, News Editor Solar Roadways funding nears $2 million At the very least, solar roads are a really popular idea. But can the company convince local governments its tech is worth the investment? By Tyler Falk The U.S. is building a $914 million ‘space fence’ The point: tracking space junk. By Tyler Falk FEATURE: Next-generation high-rises offer glimpses of our urban skyline future The world’s cities are sprouting with plans for new towers and skyscrapers, a sign of twin booms in creativity and wealth. By C.C. Sullivan Private search engine gets boost from Apple DuckDuckGo could grab some market share from Google and Bing. By Tyler Falk ICYMI: Survive a tsunami in this metal pod These watertight, steel and aluminum capsules keep you and up to nine other people safe during the post-disaster period. By Janet Fang Copyright 2014 CBS Interactive, Inc. All rights reserved. Smartplanet is a registered service mark of CBS Interactive, Inc. Smartplanet 235 Second Street San Francisco, CA 94105 U.S.A.