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One of the smaller updates inside the recently-announced iOS 13 is the addition of Automation, a feature within Apple's Shortcut app that allows you to automate various functions on your iOS device through the use of pre-defined triggers.While the options are seemingly limitless with the new Automation feature, one particular Automation has all but resolved an issue iOS photographers have faced s
A Texas appeals court has ruled that the University of Houston does not have to pay the photographer of a picture it has been using in online and print promotional materials. Houston photographer Jim Olive says the university removed copyright markings from an image downloaded from his stock library, failed to credit him when it was used and wouldn’t pay when he sent a bill, but the university cl
Climate change already appears to be responsible for an overabundance of jellyfish in the world's oceans, but new research indicates that it may also lead to something else – lots and lots of squid. The findings run contrary to what was expected to be the case... Continue Reading Climate change may cause an increase in squid populations Category: Biology Tags: climate change Gl
With architects changing their ways in response to global warming, Phineas Harper asks: what does radical architecture look like in the era of climate change? Read more
the new publication examines the architectural typology that treads a fine line between spectacle and security. The post natascha meuser explores zoo buildings in DOM’s latest construction and design manual appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
titled 'common sense', the curation comprises eight collections of everyday items designed by jasper morrison, michael anastassiades, ronan & erwan bouroullec, and more. The post lisbon gallery explores uniqueness of portuguese stone at design miami / basel 2019 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
the chosen materials are polar opposites: concrete is heavy and conveys permanence, while cardboard is flimsy and disposable. The post chiho cheon explores homelessness through concrete and cardboard furniture pieces appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
For years now, scientists have marvelled at the insulating qualities of polar bear fur, suggesting that it could inspire manmade heat-retaining materials. Well, Chinese researchers have now developed just such a substance, which reportedly outperforms real fur... Continue Reading Polar bear fur-inspired insulation is even better than the real thing Category: Materials Tags: Aerogel
While shape-memory materials do have some interesting potential applications, many of them require the application of heat in order to change shape – and that could cause problems, in temperature-sensitive environments such as the human body. A new material, however, relies instead on a magnetically-responsive liquid... Continue Reading Stiffer shape-memory material utilizes magnetically-a
If we're ever going to get on top of the whole plastic waste problem, a partial solution may lie in substances that fix themselves when broken, instead of having to be discarded. With that in mind, many groups have been developing self-healing materials – and one of the latest functions like blood... Continue Reading Self-healing material has resin in its "veins" Category: Mater


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