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Climate change threatens to bring eradicated viruses back from the dead

Scientists revive a frozen 30,000-year-old giant Siberian virus<p>All it took was a single sample of frozen Siberian soil for an international collaboration of researchers to discover, and revive, a new type of "giant virus" — a virus whose unusually large size means scientists can spot it through a …

Gizmodo

<i>General Motors' wind tunnels aren't only used to test the aerodynamics of the carmaker's latest vehicles. Here we see a member of the Canadian Alpine</i> …

Big Companies Want You to Feel Like an Individual, But You're Not

Man, I bet you can't <i>believe</i> that someone got the same anonymous-looking lifestyle product as you. They're such <i>copycats</i>. [Doghouse Diaries]

This Wooden Box Can Turn A Simple Room Into An Architectural Masterpiece

U.S.-based artist Anila Quayyum Agha has created a stunningly intricate piece of installation art that can make even the simplest room look like an …

design

Minimalist Small Resort House in Portugal

Casa Areia is pure nakedness and muteness. The platonic suggestion—a sea cottage with sandy floors—is a serene search for simplicity. Sandy ground …

China's Flowing Bridge with Three Separate Undulating Roads

In an effort to enliven the local area of a new lake district on Changsha's Meixi Lake in China, an international competition was held to design an innovative, new pedestrian bridge that would span the length of the Dragon King Harbor River. The winning proposal was a stunning concept that rises …

Roads

Beautiful Geometric Shelter Inspired by a Flowering Cactus

Designed by Mexican architect Ivn Jurez of X-Studio, Cactaceae is an otherworldly construction that blends a <i>human-made</i> structure into nature. Jurez developed the piece as a tribute to the land and, located somewhere in the desert of Tropic of Cancer in Mexico, it was inspired by the surrounding, …

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Horizontal Shower

Still showering standing up? You're missing out on the total relaxation potential of a nice, hot shower.<p>The Horizontal Shower, brought to you by …

Sleeping Like a Log Pillows By ThinkGeek

ThnkGeek has given new meaning to the term “sleeping like a log” with these log shaped pillows that are available in realistic sycamore, oak and …

Cool Stuff

Origami Napkins

Origami Napkins<p>Cooking delays happen. Keep your holiday dinner guests happy and entertained with the Origami Napkins from the NeatoShop. Each napkin …

Visually Stunning T-Rex Sculpture Made From Total Junk

Who is John Lopez? In his local community of Western South Dakota, he's known as the local cowboy and rancher, to the rest of the world he's known …

The Empire State Building Halloween Light Show

(Photo: The Empire State Building Realty Trust)<p>The Empire State Building in New York City has a sophisticated new light system. Last night, it lit up …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Iceland, But Not Iceland

During their 91 days in Iceland, Mike Powell and Juergen Horn took a drive all the way around the country. This can be done in 16 hours in the ring …

Solar Power Camel

(Photo: Paul Salopek/<i>National Geographic</i>)<p>Paul Salopek, a Pulizer Prize-winning journalist, is walking in the path of humanity’s ancient ancestors. …

Round House Design Offers a Unique Architectural Experience

This beautiful <i>Round House</i> is a unique home design concept where soft curves replace the dusty corners of a typical four-sided home. Developed by L.A.-based architecture firm Johnston Marklee, the completely open interior space is enclosed by floor to ceiling windows, allowing light to radiate …

Architecture

design

Clever Anti-Theft Locks for Bike Components

(Photo: Sphyke)<p>When I was a freshman in college, there was a rash of bicycle seat thefts. Not whole bikes--those could be secured to racks--just the …

Ozone hole 2013

The ozone hole over the South Pole on September 16, 2013. The ozone hole was slightly smaller in 2013 than the average for recent decades.<p>The ozone …

Which Birds Are Built For Long-Distance Travel? [Infographic]

Hint: a big wingspan helps.<p>Fall is here, and winter is already on its way, which means many birds will soon begin flocking south like they had parents in Florida. Designer Dooriya Yu charted the migration distances of birds against the birds' wingspans and found a general pattern in the data: …

Infographics

Ask Your Science Questions on Twitter

Ever wonder how the voice of that radio announcer makes it through your alarm clock in the morning? Or how the remote control opens your garage door? How about what antibiotics really do?<p>National Geographic’s book, Science of Everything, answers those nagging questions about how things work. With a …

This Portable Blowtorch Uses Only Water As Fuel

UK-based researchers say their new system is safer and cooler than other gas-fueled metal-melters.<p>Researchers from ITM Power, a UK-based clean energy company, say their new blowtorch prototype produces fire using only water as fuel. The electrolyser system turns hydrogen and oxygen gases from water …

Portable
Architecture

Apple shows off the production of the new Mac Pro in the most exquisite manner - The Fox Is Black

Apple sets the bar these days when it comes to electronics. There are few manufacturers who do a better job of producing products that people obsess …

Phonebloks: The New Open Source Experience to Replace All Phones Forever? Motorola Thinks So.

We've seen at least a couple of modular phone concepts before, as well as a few projects by Dave Hakkens, but Phonebloks takes both to the next …

Mobile Technology

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Articles about oh canada modern homes great white north on Dwell.com - Dwell

Moleskine is debuting a new white notebook today in its online store.<p>For book enthusiasts who are up to their eyeballs in books, there are tons of great modern systems for storing them, some that...<p>Founded in 2004, Minnesota-based Hive Modular creates affordable high-end prefab homes that minimize …

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