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Canada isn't known for its balmy winters so Quebec-based tiny house firm Minimaliste had some work to do to make sure the Sakura tiny house was suitable for year-round living. It features plenty of insulation, fancy underfloor heating to keep the owner warm at night, plus some clever design to make the most of the limited space available...Continue Reading Sakura tiny house takes colder clime
Terracamper and related brands like Flowcamper and Dogscamper have long been turning regular, boxy vans into versatile modular campers over in Germany. We knew the brand had made its way to North America, and now we've had a better look at some of the campers it's bringing to market. Colorado conversion shop TouRig will be one of its partners, transforming Mercedes Sprinter and Metris vans in
While it may be worthwhile programming assembly-line robots to paint many identical objects, the painting of smaller-run items is generally still done manually. That could be about to change, however. German and Swedish scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute are developing a system known as SelfPaint, which will allow robots to figure out how to paint individual objects. It could reportedly
Our regular Monterey Car Week auction preview lists no less than 113 cars with estimates exceeding $1 million. Pictures, links to auction descriptions, all the key info precised...Continue Reading The 100 most valuable cars for sale at Monterey Car Week Category: AutomotiveTags: 2017 Monterey Car Week Alfa Romeo Aston Martin Bentley BMW Bonhams
Modern Tiny Living recently put the finishing touches to a model that makes your average tiny house look spacious. Though it measures just 12 ft (3.6 m)-long, the off-grid Nugget nonetheless has a bathroom, kitchenette, and sleeping area squeezed into its small frame...Continue Reading Bite-sized Nugget tiny house is a weekend getaway on wheelsCategory: Tiny HousesTags: Home Ho
In 2015, a video showing a semi-automatic handgun being fired from a custom-built drone went viral, raising concerns for authorities, including the FAA. The development of such a DIY device was only a matter of time, as was the commercialization of the technology. Now Florida-based startup Duke Robotics has unveiled the TIKAD, a custom-built multirotor that can carry and fire various military
For many people, adding anything to a single malt whisky is close to sacrilege, but it's generally acknowledged that adding a drop or two of water to lesser blends enhances the flavor. The question is, why? At Sweden's Linnaeus University, researchers Björn Karlsson and Ran Friedman have come up with an answer from the chemistry of the dram...Continue Reading Why whisky tastes better with a w
While plenty overlook it as a construction material due to its vulnerability to moisture and insects, there are a growing number of designers and architects that see huge potential in bamboo. Some impressive examples can be found in the Asian tropics, including the latest handiwork of Chiangmai Life Architects which has used the sustainable and cheap material to craft a school sports hall in
Are your selfies the best that they can be? Unless you've done a lot of research into what makes a great selfie, they probably aren't. Fortunately enough, however, computer scientists at Canada's University of Waterloo have done that research – and they've used it to create an app that guides users in taking the best selfies possible...Continue Reading Scientific selfie-taking app could get y
Ikea has been a serious player in the realm of renewable energy, vowing to produce more than it uses by the year 2020. And now the furniture make is encouraging residents of the UK to follow its lead, today announcing a new battery built specifically to store energy captured from rooftop solar panels. ..Continue Reading Ikea takes aim at UK power prices with new solar batteryCategory: EnergyT

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