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Articles about 5 modern homes striking green roofs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2016 issue.<p>Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by...<p>It’s been …

Green Roofs

Single Markers Designed to Replace an Entire Set

With their range of gradations, Chameleon Pens may help you shrink your marker collection<p>As we saw here, industrial designers and ID students need to …

Architizer

IBM aims to replace silicon transistors with carbon nanotubes to keep up with Moore's Law

IBM has developed a way that could help the semiconductor industry continue to make ever more dense chips that are both faster and more power …

Nanotech

China will make companies pay to pollute from 2017

New cap-and-trade scheme brings tough rules to carbon emissions<p>China is committing to a new program designed to combat the country's pollution levels by setting limits on, and charging companies for their greenhouse gas emissions, <i>The New York Times</i> reports. The cap-and-trade system, which is due to …

Cap and Trade

We talked to ex-fugitive and cybersecurity legend John McAfee about his presidential run — and he actually kind of made sense

I know because I asked him that exact question.<p>"Do you know what questioning is there? They string you up by your heels and they put a football helmet on your head. And then they beat that with a baseball bat until your brain turns to mush," McAfee told me, after denying his involvement.<p>"It leaves …

Airports

Syria war spurs opening of 'doomsday' Arctic seed vault

Syria's civil war has prompted the first withdrawal of seeds from a "doomsday" vault built in an Arctic mountainside to safeguard global food supplies.<p>The seeds, including samples of wheat, barley and grasses suited to dry regions, have been requested by researchers elsewhere in the Middle East to …

Middle East

Iranian crowds chanting 'death to America' don't mean it personally, says president Hassan Rouhani

Iran's president Hassan Rouhani has tried to reassure a sceptical American public that crowds chanting "death to America" in Tehran do not mean it …

Russia seen as expanding support for Syria's Assad

Russia has positioned about a half dozen tanks at an airfield at the centre of a military build-up in Syria, according to two US officials.<p>The officials said on Monday in Washington DC that the intentions of Russia's latest deployment of heavy military equipment to President Bashar al-Assad's army …

Middle East

Appeals Court: Copyright holders 'must consider fair use' before sending DMCAs

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against Universal Music Group in a 2007 Digital Millennium Copyright Act case that could change how and when copyright holders can send takedown notices. The case revolves around a takedown notice sent to YouTube user, Stephanie Lenz, who posted a sub-30 …

The Latest: Merkel sees no legal limit on asylum-seekers

The latest news as tens of thousands of migrants pour into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):<p>9:00 a.m.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel says there is no legal limit to the number of asylum seekers her country can receive.<p>Merkel told the Funke consortium of newspapers in an interview …

North Africa

G20 seeks to lift market mood despite China alarm

Also preoccupying the economic supremos from the G20 is the monetary policy of the US Federal Reserve, with economists warning a rate rise at its next meeting later this month could deal a heavy blow to emerging markets already mired in trouble and, in some cases, recession.<p>China rattled markets in …

Economy

How to Use Depth Of Field For Better Compositions

Depth of field is one of those aspects of photography which is present in every single picture. Whether there is very little depth or almost …

The Forgotten Stepwells Of Urban India

All across India, elaborate subterranean temples are hidden in plain site. Constructed between the 2nd century and 4th century AD, these massive and ornate stepwells were built both for spiritual bathing and as a way to access water tables during monsoon season and drought seasons. Today, tourists …

India

Meet the ‘Watchmen’ of the Arizona Border

The ‘watchmen’ of The Arizona Border Recon don real tactical gear, use real experience learned in the military, employ real surveillance equipment, …

Archaeology

Europe migrant crisis: Finland's PM Juha Sipilä offers own home to asylum seekers

Finland's prime minister Juha Sipilä has promised to open his own home to asylum seekers coming to the country and has urged all Finns to help with …

Asylum Seekers
Middle East

What more can US do to help displaced Syrians?

What more can the US do to help Syrians displaced by their country's civil war?<p>The US sits some 10,745km from Syria, far from the refugee crisis now playing out in Europe.<p>Obama administration officials say they are horrified by what they see, but insist they cannot be the ones to swoop in and make …

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