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The Incredible Man Who Transforms Corpses into Diamonds

Diamond is renowned as a material with superlative physical qualities. It is a hard material. Most natural diamonds are formed at high temperature …

The Thread Wrapping Machine Creates Furniture By Wrapping Its Parts In A Cocoon Of String

<p>Investing in low-tech, Swedish-Chilean designer creates thread machine to adorn his sculptures.</p><p>Designer Anton Alvarez‘s has come up with a new way to fix furniture components together, and while it might not sound as durable as the traditional nails and screws, they offer not only solid …

Furniture

THE MERGER OF DESIGN AND SCIENCE

Design and science are two words not usually mentioned in the same sentence. For generations, the two worlds’ have remained relatively separate, …

UC Berkeley

Playing Bach on a Giant Forest Xylophone

In the woods of Kyushu, Japan, a team of filmmakers built a massive xylophone running down a long, steady slope. They then rolled a wooden ball down …

5 Things Your Clothes Are Saying About You

Some findings about clothes from psychological research:<p>1. Different color clothing says different things about you. Most interesting is that studies …

Clothing

These Photos Of Near Disaster Make You Feel Weirdly On Edge

Something bad is about to happen, but you just can't look away. Sound familiar? Aaron Tilley has setup dozens of highly anticipatory scenes that will …

Moleskine’s Smart Pen Will Digitize Your Drawings in Real Time

Nothing says “I’m an early adopter but I still want to look cool and analog” like a Moleskine smart notebook. The hip office supply company has been …

6 Inventions That Are Changing the World Right Now | Inc.com

X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging have allowed doctors to glimpse beneath our skin for sometime, but imagine having a real-time view in unprecedented detail to check soft tissues for cancer or look for clogged arteries. It's just one of over a dozen inventions and inventors nominated for the …

Inventions
Apple Store

Cheeky Video Explains The Entire Universe In Just Over 4 Minutes

Need some help in understanding the universe? Then check out this entertaining -- and slightly risqué -- video by British YouTuber Exurb1a, who does his best to break it all down in just over four minutes.<p>Exurb1a's humorous whistle-stop explainer begins with The Planck Length, before moving on to …

Eastern Europe

A Visual History Of Urbanization, From The World's First City In 3700 BC To The Present

From Sumer to Sacremento, this map shows the full history of urbanization around the world. Watch as world's cities are born one-by-one, beginning with [arguably] the world's first city in 3700 BC and continuing up to the present.<p>The history of urbanization, 3700 BC - 2000 AD (interactive</i> …

Data Visualization

Timelapse Footage of Tornado-Spewing Storms Is a Sneak Peek at the Apocalypse

If you didn’t grow up in the American Midwest, you’ve probably never truly experienced the fury of a tornado-spewing summer thunderstorm. Storm …

Articles about welcome hut on Dwell.com - Dwell

Thank you for joining Dwell. We’re a community of architecture and design lovers.<p>Prefab design has had its ups and downs over the last year or so, but a challenged housing market hasn't stopped creative...<p>Blockstack Inc cofounder Muneeb Ali introduces his new web browser, which eliminates internet …

Housing Market

The DigiTruck is a solar-powered cargo container classroom for rural areas

The DigiTruck is a solar-powered repurposed cargo container that serves as mobile health clinic and digital classrooms for communities that currently …

Sub-Saharan Africa

A Dark and Majestic Fairy Tale of Animals Lost in the Forest Mist

Frank Machalowski’s <i>Tierwald</i> hangs heavy with mystery. In the apparent silence of the forest, rendered in delicate greys, great beasts hulk, meeting …

Habitats

Anki’s Cozmo robot is the real-life WALL-E we've been waiting for

Race cars to robots was the plan all along<p>While Cozmo sleeps, it snores. The small robot — shaped like a miniaturized bulldozer with a CRT monitor for a cockpit — sits in a charging dock, waiting to be awoken. Like Pixar’s adorably anthropomorphic WALL-E, Cozmo falls somewhere between a Mars rover …

Robotics

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

Artist Christo’s ‘floating piers’ on Italy’s Lake Iseo is the most incredible installation you'll see this year

ES Lifestyle Newsletter<p>Ever wanted to walk on water? Well now visitors to a new exhibition in northern Italy will be able to give the impossible feat …

Japan’s Hardcore Minimalists Live in Virtually Empty Homes

The minimalist lifestyle trend has been gaining popularity in the Western world for a while now, but we’re still far from the hardcore minimalism …