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2030: How 4 smart cities are gearing up for the future

While the future (as a whole) is very much unwritten, the future of what our urban centers will look like is less uncertain.<p>We can assume, to a …

Articles about green approach on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architect Robert Swatt, designer of the GreenCity Lofts condo complex on the border of Oakland and Emeryville, California, makes...<p>Joe Osae-Addo, a highly gregarious, Ghanaian-born architect, was living in Los Angeles, designing buildings and acting as the...<p>Design pared to the bone is a high-risk …

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

Put these on your do-not-buy list.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and Emily Main and repurposed with permission from</i> Rodale News<i>.</i><p>What's the one food you refuse to eat? Peas? Tofu? Liver and onions? Whatever it is, it's probably because you don't like the way it tastes, not necessarily …

Stop kicking the robots before they start kicking us

Two words: unfriendly AI<p>Boston Dynamics is a robotics company owned by Google. They make robots and then release videos demonstrating what these robots can do. They are the kind of videos that make you wonder if Boston, or any city, stands a chance.<p>Earlier this week, Boston Dynamics showed off its …

Understanding Kim Jong Un, The World’s Most Enigmatic and Unpredictable Dictator

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

Winter Park

The results of our reader-ranked survey of the top 50 resorts in North America.<p>Ski season isn’t over yet. Get some last minute turns in at these …

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The 7 Best Gadgets for Ski Freaks

Buyenlarge/Getty Images<p>Buyenlarge/Getty Images<p>Robert Abbott Sengstacke—Getty Images<p>Gordon Rynders—New York Daily News Archive/Getty Images<p>AP<p>Paul …

Articles about 8-products-help-you-be-more-productive on Dwell.com - Dwell

Tiny homes may come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they all share the same spirit—they embrace a simpler lifestyle that...<p>When it comes to saying goodbye to summer, just remember the magical feeling that autumn can provide—thanks to the changing...<p>Driving in the car, working at your desk, …

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

The Top 10 iPad Features That Schools Forget

With iPads, it’s all about the apps, and rightly so sometimes, but not everyone takes full advantage of the native features that Apple builds in to …

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What the collapse of ancient capitals can teach us about the cities of today

Photograph: David Lentz<p>Temple 1 and the palace from Temple 5 at Tikal. As drought struck, temples were occupied by squatters; gnawed human bones suggest desperate …

Oceana Report Claims Offshore Wind Farms Could Beat Drilling

A new report from Oceana, an environmental advocacy group, claims that installing offshore wind farms along the Atlantic coast would be more economically productive and energy efficient than the oil industry's drilling proposals. "Wind could create more than twice as many jobs, and in 20 years, it …

Kim Jong-Un May Have Just Accepted Putin's Invitation To Visit Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Kim in December to Moscow next May to participate in the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. If Kim does accept Putin's invitation, it will be his first foreign visit and also his first time meeting a foreign head of state since becoming North …

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Top Expert: North Korea Could Have 20 Nuclear Weapons By The Time Obama Leaves Office

Hecker, a former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory who has visited North Korea several times over the past decade, believes that the nuclear policies of the past five US presidents, coupled with vacillating South Korean policies and a dearth of Chinese pressure, has allowed North Korea …

North Korea

Ford Showcases Sun-Powered C-Max Solar Energi Car at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

We fell hard for Ford's C-MAX Solar Energi sun-powered car from the moment we laid eyes on it earlier this month - so we were thrilled to see Ford …

An Architect Created This Brilliant Vision Of Paris In 2050

Addressing Paris' housing and density issues, French firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures has developed a proposal for multiple high-rise buildings with positive energy output (BEPOS).<p>Comprised of eight multi-use structures inhabiting various locations within Paris, the plan strives to address …

Copenhagen Wheel: MIT Unveils the Swiss Army Knife of Bike Wheels

Photography by Maxtomasinelli<p>The Copenhagen Wheel, unveiled today by MIT students at the COP15 Climate Change Conference, may not look like anything …

World’s Largest Indoor Farm is 100 Times More Productive

The statistics for this incredibly successful indoor farming endeavor in Japan are staggering: 25,000 square feet producing 10,000 heads of lettuce …

Paris, 2050: The Smog-Eating Smart City of the Future?

See Vincent Callebaut Architectures plans for 8 buildings that would recast Paris as sustainable utopia.<p>In the year 2050, Paris could be a paradise of plant-embedded smart architecture—provided Vincent Callebaut Architectures have their way. On the heels of Paris's Climate Energy Plan to reduce 75% …

Is this the neatest iPhone booster battery yet? The battery pack embedded in your belt …

There’s no shortage of power cases and external battery packs to keep your iPhone battery topped-up during a long day of heavy use, and we’ve reviewed a number of cases and external batteries.<p>But power cases add bulk, and battery packs are just one more thing to carry. So the company behind the …

The psychology of big personalities will determine our global course in 2015

The world looks more unruly than in recent memory: oil prices are in free fall, and stock markets are gyrating; brutal rebel armies have created broad swaths of mayhem—in eastern Ukraine, northern Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria; the US is disinterested …

6 gadgets for lazy tech-obsessed parents

By<p>Gadgets aren’t just for grown-ups. At CES this year, there were plenty of items that focused their attention on toddlers and young kids.<p>Given how …

The Tsunami's Wake

It was just after 10:30 a.m. when Noppasri Jailak received a panicked phone call from a neighbor about water surging through their street. The …

The First 21 Apps To Download For Your New iPhone 6

Every iPhone 6 comes with Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system pre-installed, which is capable of some great features like app extensions, widgets, and better-than-ever graphics.<p>We've collected the best apps to get your iPhone 6 ready for action.

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iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

The 16 Most Bizarre (But Beautiful) Homes We've Ever Seen

As homeowners shift toward more sustainable, off-the-grid, DIY habitats, unique homes are inevitable. Here we look at 16 innovative, bizarre, and one-of-a-kind homes and what makes them stand out<p>As homeowners shift toward more sustainable, off-the-grid, DIY habitats, unique homes are inevitable. …