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New Noe Valley construction, highest home on Dolores Street, asks $6.9 million

Featuring 360-degree views of the city<p>Out of the ashes of a 1912 home in Noe Valley rises this sleek, gleaming edifice. Christened the PivotHouse, the new abode at 1156 Dolores has been rebuilt from the ground up, with four floors of unbridled contemporary vibes.<p>Featuring five beds, four and a half …

Architecture

Why Is the Speed of Light So Slow?

In 2015, a team of Scottish scientists announced they had found a way to slow the speed of light. By sending photons through a special mask, the …

Physics

Japanese skinny house reaches skyward

The narrow home in Kobe measures just 8 feet wide<p>Like Vietnam’s many skinny houses, this 2.5-meter-wide (that’s approximately 8 feet) house in Kobe, Japan, takes advantage of its narrow site and reaches skyward to maximize livable space—and light.<p>Japanese studio FujiwaraMuro Architects designed the …

Meet the LG G6 Plus: 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and new colors

LG has just launched a beefed-up new version of the G6. Dubbed LG G6 Plus (officially styled “LG G6+”), the phone offers more RAM and additional storage space.<p>The launch, rumored weeks ago, marks the adoption of a strategy that has worked well for LG’s rivals – offering multiple versions of its …

Mobile Technology

Origami-Inspired Furniture You Can Fold Flat

Cut and Fold, a Kickstarter furniture project by two Canadian architects, fuses plywood and papercraft.<p>When architects Andrea Kordos and Tony Round, a married couple and half of the Toronto firm blackLAB architects, decided they needed a furniture upgrade earlier this year, they headed into their …

Furniture

The 30 greatest yoga holidays on the planet

For yoga in enchanting locations<p>1. Silver Island, Greece<p>I could quite happily live on this delightful, 60-acre private island strewn with rough flower-filled tracks, which has an ancient church, a romantic lighthouse and more than 2,500 olive trees. Come for week-long holidays with yoga sessions …