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Artificial-turf sports and playground fields may be more durable and require less maintenance than those covered in natural grass, but they also get very hot during warm weather. Scientists have devised a natural method of cooling them – and the cities they're in – using rainwater stored beneath the turf.Continue ReadingCategory: Environment, ScienceTags: Cooling, Sports, Rain, Water Conservation
If you want a compact, portable Bluetooth keyboard, why make it any bigger or heavier than it has to be? That's the thinking behind the Fusion Keyboard 2.0, which places a multi-touch trackpad beneath its touch-sensitive keys.Continue ReadingCategory: Mobile Technology, TechnologyTags: Bluetooth Keyboards, Kickstarter, Touch-enabled
As the driest nonpolar desert in the world, the Atacama Desert in northern Chile is home to very few species of plants and animals. With rainfall often occurring only once a decade, the desert is so dry that NASA uses it as a stand-in for the Martian landscape. But what’s living beneath the parched surface? New research suggests it’s very small, abundant, and old, very old.Continue ReadingCategor
Indian practice Studio Hinge has completed Forest of Knowledge, a library in Mumbai that sits beneath a tree-like canopy of latticed wood. Read more
A sweeping, grass-topped concrete roof creates an artificial hill to conceal the Gurdau Winery in the Czech Republic, which has been designed by local practice Aleš Fiala Studio. Read more
A grassy mound conceals this brick pool house, which architecture studio Knox Bhavan has designed to be "virtually invisible" within the grounds of a Georgian home in Kent. Read more
The medical community has a lot of ways to see beneath our skin including MRIs, X-rays, and sonograms. Now, researchers at China's Wuyi University have created a robotic finger that may offer another way to analyze our human form – by poking and prodding it. Their bionic finger can detect structures such as the blood vessels, tissues and bones that exist beneath our skin.Continue ReadingCategory:
evoking a walled concrete fortress, the introverted architecture opens up with warm timber interiors. The post a minimalist retreat is nestled beneath the wooded mountains of korea appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
LA studio Kevin Daly Architecture has created a headquarters for a Houston foundation that has a latticed canopy suspended over a white building that was created using steel and cross-laminated timber. Read more
Antarctica isn’t exactly the type of place you’d expect to be teeming with life, but a new study suggests the frigid environment at the end of the world may be a little more hospitable than it seems. Scientists studying sea ice in the region’s Southern Ocean have found evidence of widespread phytoplankton blooms hidden underneath, which appear to be defying an absence of light to thrive in its fr


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