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A robot patrolling a street in San Francisco to ward off homeless people has been removed after complaints from locals, who also knocked it over and smeared it with feces. Read more
There's nothing more frustrating than getting home from the store to find a huge dent in the side of the car and having no idea when it happened. But imagine if your car could feel pain, so to speak, and alert you when it takes damage. The US Army is funding research to make that kind of system a reality, and in future vehicles could be outfitted with a smart material that senses damage the w
National Geographic has announced the winning photos of its prestigious 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest. The grand prize winner, selected from over 11,000 entries, is the photo above by Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan showing a male orangutan peering from behind a tree while crossing a river in Borneo, Indonesia.Here’s Bojan’s description of the photo, titled
The humble house plant could soon start earning its keep by lighting up a room, if new research from MIT pans out. Engineers have hacked watercress plants to make them glow for a few hours at a time, and while it's currently only about as bright as those old stars you might have stuck to your ceiling as a kid, the long-term plan is to develop plants that you could read by to reduce the need f
ineke hans developed the kunsthalle conference chair for production by gebrüder thonet wien based on both manual and digital production methods. The post ineke hans + gebrüder thonet wien develop a chair to replace ‘face and function’ philosophy appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Creator of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Brendan Greene discusses his frustration over copycat games in an interview with the BBC. ...
2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year WinnersNational Geographic has revealed the winners of their annual Nature Photographer of the Year contest, and as usual, every photo from the Grand Prize winner all the way to the Honorable Mentions and People's Choice awards are fantastic.The Grand Prize this year—and title of Nature Photographer of the Year—went to Jayaprakash Joghee Bo
There have been a variety of innovative camping stoves popping up over the last few years, from the clever BioLite that can burn any biomass and also harness its heat energy to generate electricity, to the GoSun, a solar oven that can boil water in 30 minutes. The latest device making a play for camp kitchens is the Morphcooker, a portable, battery-powered electric camping stove...Continue Re
we continue our annual review of the year's big stories with a look at the diverse array of temporary structures that caught our eye over the past 12 months.The post TOP 10 temporary structures of 2017 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Tehran studio Zav Architects designed this boxy house in northern Iran as a series of enclosed living units surrounded by open-air platforms and social spaces with views across the rural landscape. Read more

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