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Although most mountain bikes now feature suspension forks (and often rear shocks), road bikes are typically – but not always – still fully rigid. That said, a few devices have been created to help them soak up unwanted road vibrations. Here are a few we've seen, that each took a different approach to the task.Continue ReadingCategory: Bicycles, TransportTags: Suspension, Cycling
immersed in the jungle, the elevated concrete structure presents sweeping views of the natural landscape and the caribbean sea beyond. The post casa bautista is a secluded beachfront villa in mexico designed by productora appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
the masterplan will provide a varied residential program of around 1700 units and aims to be completed in 2023. The post mecanoo unveils a new neighborhood designed around a historic food market in amsterdam appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Solar power is not just a great energy source on Earth, it can work on the Moon and Mars too. But there are some places that a solar-powered rover just can’t reach, like the Moon’s polar regions that are permanently in shadow. Now, ESA has outlined a new system where a lander shines a laser at a rover to keep it powered from miles away.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Moon, Rover, ES
Architects and designers have been using seesaws, usually found in children's playgrounds, to create installations and make political statements. Here are six of the most engaging. Read more
Laptops have been getting thinner, more powerful and increasingly difficult to customize. The Reform from Berlin's MNT Research dares to be different with open software and open hardware that invites modders to get under the hood and go wild.Continue ReadingCategory: Laptops, TechnologyTags: Modular, Hack, DIY, Crowdfunding, Open Source
Keeping a journal of what and when you eat is one of the standard ways of tracking your diet. That said, it's a rather inexact method, which is why scientists are creating an eyeglasses-based system that may do the job more accurately.Continue ReadingCategory: Good Thinking, LifestyleTags: Carnegie Mellon, Diet, Eye glasses, Eyewear
Telerobotic systems already allow surgeons in one location to control robotic surgical tools in another, so they can perform operations at a distance. A new proximity-sensing system, however, could make such procedures safer and more precise than ever.Continue ReadingCategory: Robotics, TechnologyTags: Texas A&M Universty, Tele-operation, Surgery, Haptics
We've rounded up 10 houses from across the globe with rooms dedicated to yoga and meditation – including a beachfront spot in Mexico and a plywood-covered nook in Canada. Read more
Wind turbine towers have become a familiar sight in many parts of the world, but if Ampyx Power has its way, they could be replaced with fleets of tethered drones. Supported by ESA’s Navigation Innovation and Support Programme (NAVISP), the Dutch company is working on kite-like autonomous aircraft that harness the energy of high-altitude winds to run generators on the ground.Continue ReadingCateg


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