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Despite the move to renewables gaining pace around the world, fossil fuel-fired power plants will be pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere for a long time to come. Now researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a new substance that could effectively soak up carbon from coal-fired power plant emissions, using much less energy than existing methods... Continue
whether they’re in plain metal or boasting bright colors, japanese manhole covers are so unique that they have a festival of their own. The post festival in tokyo celebrates japanese manhole covers appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
A crystal chandelier tangled with 100 colourful stuffed birds and an unfurling wooden cabinet are among a series of new works that artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz is showing in New York. Read more
When we think of the Ice Age we usually think of the Pleistocene era, which ended roughly 12,000 years ago. But that was a balmy summer compared to what happened about 700 million years ago, when basically the entire planet iced over in a period often called "Snowball Earth." Now researchers have found fossil fats that help fill in the story of how life bounced back after this global catac
informed by the silence and geometry of arvo pärt’s music, the project sees music, landscape and architecture come into resonance. The post nieto sobejano nestles arvo pärt centre in a dense estonian forest of pine trees appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Today Konami published its financial report card for the final nine months of last year, and it looks like both revenues and profits rose thanks to strong performance from the company's sports games. ...
In July 2017, lighting company Bowens confirmed it had gone into liquidation after 94 years of business, ultimately succumbing to the market's growing competition and changes in consumer purchase trends. The closure followed Bowens' 2016 acquisition by European investment company AURELIUS, which also purchased Calumet in the same year to form the Calumet Wex subsidiary.Bowens has officially retur
Fasting diets may be incredibly popular at the moment but it is only in the last few years that scientists have begun to understand what happens to the human body when it is wholly deprived of food. A compelling new study by a team of Japanese researchers has offered an incredibly thorough examination into the metabolic alterations that occur in human blood during fasting, revealing a fasc
the design makes use of a courtyard to bring maximum natural light and transparency from its central position. The post NZI architectes applies glazed façades to bring light into leisure center in france appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Swedish furniture brand Hem has opened its first permanent US showroom in Los Angeles, featuring a courtyard decorated with colourful graphics that resemble confetti. Read more

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