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Google To Unleash Robot Cars On World This Summer

A very small part of the world. Okay, just Mountain View, California<p>For years, the car of the future has been stuck going in circles. Although Google's converted self-driving Lexuses have hit the road in a few select areas, the company's custom-designed fully robotic self-driving car has been …

The Best 2015 Met Gala Red-Carpet Trends

The stars have had their night at the museum, and the red carpet is rolled up for now, but if this year’s gala is anything to go by, then the fashion moments are likely to reverberate into tomorrow morning and beyond. While many touched on the theme, "China: Through the Looking Glass," only a few …

Janelle Monáe

How Do You Survive the Bad Sex Years?

I sought out weird, unfulfilling sexcapades so I could write about them. Then I realized what good sex was.<p>When I was 22, I got a job writing a sex column for an alternative newspaper. I was just out of college, auditioning for films and plays while supporting myself as a temp (I called myself a …

Relationships

Illustrator vs Photoshop

Indian designer M.A. Kather created a project about the differences in illustrator and Photoshop explained in minimalistic visual design. What's your …

Another early opening for Tioga Road, Yosemite's major east-west route

Tioga Road, the east-west roadway in<p>Yosemite National Parkthat allows visitors to cross the Sierra, opens for the season Monday. It's among the earliest opening dates for the road that closes in winter because of snow and ice -- two things in short supply this year.<p>The road, a.k.a. California …

National Parks

Magnifying Glass Reveals In-Focus Tokyo Among a Dazzling Blurred Landscape

Japanese photographer Takashi Kitajima captures the same Tokyo scenes in two different ways and juxtaposes them in one gorgeous composition. His series is titled <i>Glassporthole</i>, and it features a diffused and blurry view of the city where the buildings, streets, and signage are fused into a dazzling …

Japan

10 Underrated Travel Destinations in Europe.

By College Tourist - Author, Alex Mathews, Davidson College.<p>If you want to branch out from the major European destinations while abroad, check out this list to add some great cities to your travel bucket list.<p>Chances are, when you studied abroad in Europe, you made sure to visit cities like London, …

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A Plane That Folds Into a Car

One of ten brilliant innovations from our 2015 Invention Awards<p>2015 Invention Award Winner<p>Category: Aviation<p><b>Inventors:</b><p>Štefan Klein and Juraj Vaculík<p><b>Company:</b><p>AeroMobil<p><b>Invention:</b><p>AeroMobil<p><b>Development cost to date:</b><p>Undisclosed<p><b>Maturity:</b><p>2/5<p>After Czechoslovakia’s communist regime fell, in 1989, designer …

Run Like An Animal With Bionic Boots [Video]

These boots were made for bounding<p>For 25 years, inventor Keahi Seymour has dreamed of running with the speed and loping gait of an animal. His inspiration struck at age 12, while he was watching a program about kangaroos. “The announcer said it moves at such an efficient gait by using its Achilles …

Brazil

The 2015 Invention Awards

Our ninth annual celebration of independent inventors<p>Every year, the Popular Science Invention Awards celebrates 10 scrappy inventions designed to solve real problems. To find the winners of the ninth annual awards, we reviewed dozens of reader submissions, combed through hundreds of news stories, …

The 13 most bizarre Soviet-era buildings that are still standing today

This is especially true in the former communist countries of Europe and Central Asia, where architects of the time designed some striking and frankly absurd structures before the Soviet era came to an end towards the end of the 20th century.<p>Many of these structures survived the fall of the Berlin …

Skyscrapers

3-D Printers Bring Historic Instruments Back To The Future

In a recital hall at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, a group of musicians got together to play Jean-Baptiste Singelée's 1857 quartet for saxophones on some very old, very special instruments.<p>"This is an Adolphe Sax saxophone, from the mid-1860s," says Robert Howe, who collects antique wind …

Flute

A college ranking where Harvard doesn’t make the top of the list

As many students and families zero in on their college decisions this week, they may want to do some research beyond the typical school …

The Difference Between Living in New York and San Francisco

<i>This originally appeared on</i> <i>TheCooperReview.com</i><i>.</i><p>After living in New York for 5 years, I recently moved to San Francisco. Neither city is clearly …

Kim Jong-un snubs Russia after being refused 'special treatment'

Pyongyang feared North Korean leader's first overseas visit would descend into 'freak show'<p>Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, <b>refused an invitation to visit Moscow</b> to mark the <b>Soviet Union's victory in World War II</b> because Russia refused to meet Pyongyang's demands for special treatment for the …

North Korea

This is the last image sent by NASA's Messenger before it crashed into Mercury

At approximately 3:26PM ET yesterday, NASA's Messenger probe slammed into the planet Mercury at speeds of around 8,750 mph or 2.5 miles per second. The picture above is the last image it beamed back to Earth before ending its 10-year mission, four years of which were spent orbiting Mercury, the …

Astronomy

Shape vs colour: Istanbul's vibrant contemporary architecture - Telegraph

South Asia

Fonkraft Modular Smartphone by Fonkraft Technologies

While we are waiting for Project Ara come to fruition, Fonkraft Technologies, an Australian start-up, steals the moment with <b>Fonkraft Modular</b> …

Industrial Design

Scientists discover why lobsters turn red when boiled

Manchester University has discovered the complex chemical process behind a lobster's distinctive colour change<p>Scientists have found the reason why lobsters change colour when boiled and believe it could provide the key to cooking food properly, scientists have suggested.<p>Lobsters are naturally a …

New England

The Urn, Reimagined As A Dildo Full Of Your Dead Spouse’s Ashes

This Dutch-designed cremation urn wants widows to recognize the role of masturbation in the grieving process.<p>Cremation urns usually only hold the ashes of a spouse. With his new work 21 Grams, Dutch designer Mark Sturkenboom reimagines the urn as an interactive memory box for widows. It doesn’t …

Britain 'is experiencing same decline as Rome in 100BC'

Dr Jim Penman believes Britons no longer have the genetic temperament that sparked the Industrial Revolution<p>Britain is experiencing the same decline as Rome in 100BC, with the collapse of civilisation inevitable, a scientist has warned.<p>Dr Jim Penman, of the RMIT University in Melbourne, believes …

World History

Interview: John Spies' Magnificent Photos Reveal the Hidden Wonders of Underground Caves

With more than 30 years of experience as a cave explorer and guide under his belt, Australian photographer John Spies is an expert at navigating the incredible formations and winding passages of underground sites never before seen by man. Camera in hand, the adventurer has journeyed into the depths …

Asia Travel

Articles about restored midcentury home la enjoys outdoor access every turn on Dwell.com - Dwell

A new outlook for a Buff, Straub and Hensman gem perched high above Los Angeles.<p>More than ever, this renovated Eichler in Palo Alto, California, brings the outside in.<p>An Eichler just south of San Francisco is carefully renovated in a way that respects the minimalist beauty of the original design.<p>A …

Architecture

Life-like android robot receptionist helps customers at Tokyo department store

Mitsukoshi Nihombashi department store shows off its new humanoid robot receptionist who helps guide customers to the building's floors<p>A life-like android robot marked her first day at work as a receptionist at a major department store in Tokyo, <b>Japan</b> on Monday, greeting customers as they walked …

Robotics

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Omnicom CEO John Wren received a 33% pay rise to $24 million in total compensation in 2014.</b> That was the year of the failed Publicis/Omnicom merger.<p><b>2. Are we nearing the end of the Coca-Cola era?</b> We chronicle the brand's recent decline and look at whether it can return to its glory days.<p><b>3.</b> …

Advertising

Britt Robertson Makes a Black Dress Pop

<b>Who:</b> Britt Robertson<p><b>When:</b> Monday, April 6th<p><b>Where:</b> The Los Angeles premiere of “The Longest Ride” at the historic Chinese Theatre.<p><b>What:</b> The actress added a pop of color to her black leather and silk Dior Spring 2015 dress with a pair of bright pink pumps, and kept her center-parted hair sleek.<p><b>Why:</b> …

Architizer

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Modern Architecture
Modern Architecture

Roku adds voice recognition and improves its search capabilities

If the rumors are true, then it won’t be long before Siri makes her debut appearance on Apple TV. But why wait for Apple to bring the voice-recognition goodness to your home streaming setup when Roku is willing to help out in that department right now?<p>Today the company is announcing several changes …

Smart TV