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Water is not only a key ingredient in supporting life, it's also a major clue as to how planets form, and NASA has found a lot of the stuff in the atmosphere of a giant exoplanet called Wasp-39b. The planet is as massive as Saturn but has three times as much water as the famous ringed planet. Although this "hot Saturn" is far from habitable, it does provide insights into the wide variety of p
surrounded by black settings, the paintings are spotlighted and bring you to some mysterious tropical forest.The post giant hand-painted murals depict tropical birds at this viennese cocktail bar by tzou lubroth architekten appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Continuing our series celebrating Palm Springs Modernism Week, we're examining Hope Residence, the home that American architect John Lautner designed for comedian Bob Hope to resemble a volcano. Read more
The cuttlefish is often called the chameleon of the sea, but where the land-based version can only change its color, the sepia-squirting, tentacled one can change its skin texture as well as its tint in seconds. How it does this has been a mystery, but scientists from the Marine Biological Laboratory and the University of Cambridge have found that the cuttlefish controls its stealth ability u
Belgian artist Carsten Höller has created one of his massive slide towers at a shopping mall north of Miami, where visitors can race each over down its pair of tunnels. Read more
the distress cry gives a voice to the wildlife and vegetation of the sumatran rainforests.The post artists and charity carve giant SOS out of palm oil plantation in sumatra appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
the $4 billion seattle office project dubbed the spheres, boasts tree house meeting rooms, waterfalls and 400 species of plants from around the world.The post inside amazon’s mini rainforest campus, contained within three giant biospheres by NBBJ appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
every so often a pretty impressive robot appears from some little known company somewhere around the world...introducing the LW-mononofu.The post available to rent: japan’s 9 metre tall giant robot appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
A 130-metre-tall spherical concert hall that could rise taller than St Paul's Cathedral, is being planned near the Olympic park in Stratford, east London. Read more
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is in a bit of trouble. Back-to-back coral bleaching events brought on by warming waters have devastated areas of the Reef over the past two years, and 2018 has brought another feisty and familiar foe: the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish. Things are so dire that the Australian government has announced a AU$60 million (US$48 million) plan to preserve the world is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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