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Watch robots build a timber frame in no time

Leave it to the robots<p>Humans have spent thousands of years successfully constructing buildings on their own, but sometimes it’s nice to get a little help from our robotic friends. In a new exploration of digital fabrication, researchers at Swiss university ETH Zurich partnered with Gramazio Kohler …

Robotics

Michigan dominates Texas A&M, rolls into NCAA tournament's Elite Eight

LOS ANGELES — With a barrage of three-pointers, Michigan demolished Texas A&M 99-72 Thursday in a Sweet 16 matchup at Staples Center.<p>The third-seeded Wolverines made 10 three-pointers in the first half and led the seventh-seeded Aggies by as many as 29 points.<p>Ahead 52-28 at the intermission, about …

College Basketball

Lake Waconia House / ALTUS Architecture + Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Situated on the Southwest shore of Lake Waconia, this industrial modern house for a family of 8 seeks to …

Architecture

Softbank-backed Katerra wants to disrupt the construction industry using Silicon Valley’s electronics industry approach

<i>Katerra, which calls itself a tech company instead of a construction company, is changing the way the construction industry works. Katerra recently</i> …

Construction Industry

"Super wood" sports the strength of steel

Titanium alloys are some of the strongest materials we can build with, but they can be expensive. Now, researchers at the University of Maryland …

The Era of Quantum Computing Is Here. Outlook: Cloudy

After decades of heavy slog with no promise of success, quantum computing is suddenly buzzing with almost feverish excitement and activity. Nearly …

These Two Interview Questions Accurately Predict Job Success | Inc.com

The problem starts by using laundry lists of skills and competencies to screen candidates and then asking a hodgepodge of supposedly clever questions to confirm the interviewer's initial biased reaction to the candidate. These emotional feelings are then voted on using thumbs with the biggest thumb …

Employment

I gave up Starbucks for a week and drank this high-fat, buttered coffee drink instead — here's the verdict

<b>• Bulletproof Coffee, a "biohacking" wellness brand, is bringing a bottled version of buttered coffee to market.</b><p><b>• The ready-to-drink product will roll out to over 400 Whole Foods stores nationwide this fall.</b><p><b>• The drink taps into a Silicon Valley diet craze that has techies eating lots of fat.</b><p>This …

Coffee

Scientists Have Created a Super-Thin Fabric That Harvests Energy From Our Movements

They call it "twistron".<p>A twisted fibre made of gel-coated carbon nanotubes could be the very thing we need to steal energy from our surroundings …

Engineering

FreeFAB 3D Printing Technique Comes to Life in the Crossrail Project

The largest construction project in Europe right now involves digging a new railway system, running east to west across London. Called Crossrail, the …

3D Printing

Alphabet’s latest venture is all about geothermal heating and cooling

Google parent company turns to the Earth to heat people’s homes<p>Dandelion is straight out of Alphabet’s “moonshot factory” startup lab, X (formerly …

Felix Dennis

Scientists unlock the mystery behind Roman concrete's amazing longevity

The very thing that causes modern concrete structures to corrode has sustained ancient Roman construction over eons.<p>Bloodlust, bad haircuts and the …

Engineering

How Bassem Hamdy aims to disrupt the construction industry

Construction – the actual process of putting brick on brick to build something – is still in the dark ages. While there is plenty of technology out there to help plan massive projects few people are thinking hard about what it takes to actually build. Luckily Bassem Hamdy is one the case.<p>Hamdy …

Construction Industry

Technical Perspective: Timex To Partner With Nanotech Firm SilMach To Produce 'Revolutionary' Micromotor For Quartz Watches

Timex has just announced that it will partner with SilMach, a technology company founded in 2003 to research and produce practical MEMS …

Watches

SHIFT's U34 Lighting Draws Inspiration from Industrial Metallic Structures

The U34 lamp is our third design developed under our modern lighting concept, this time exploring the spherical volume of an icosahedral …

Architecture

Bosjes Chapel in South Africa features a sculptural, undulating roof

The striking chapel has glazed walls that frame mountain and orchard views<p>This striking chapel by London-based firm Steyn Studio and local TV3 Architects is located on the Bosjes Farm in the Witzenberg Municipality in the Western Cape Province in South Africa. It features a white, sculptural cast …

Architecture

An old abandoned cement factory has been transformed into a beautiful palace of greenery

La Fábrica reflects a magical mixture of nature and industry<p><b>In 1973, architect Ricardo Bofill came across an enormous deserted factory with huge silos, a tall smoke stack, four kilometres of underground tunnels and machine rooms in Sant Just Desvern, Barcelona.</b><p>But as he surveyed the derelict …

Reinventing construction through a productivity revolution

To transform the sector, action is needed in seven areas or through broader adoption of mass-production approaches.<p><b>The construction industry</b> employs …

Manufacturing

3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe

"This is a healthier and a lot cheaper version than the store-bought stuff."<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups milk<p>2/3 cup white sugar<p>3 tablespoons butter<p>2 teaspoons …

Dessert

Graphene-Infused Silly Putty Can Detect Movements as Subtle as Spider Footsteps

“A small amount of nano can really turn the ordinary into something extraordinary.”<p>Millions of children have played with Silly Putty, a toy made from viscous silicate polymers that can be moulded, stretched, and bounced off walls. But this common product also has a long history of moonlighting in a …

Nanotech

3D printing: East Tennessee’s next manufacturing boon

How Knoxville and its environs became a hotspot for the future of manufacturing<p>One of the more fantastical aspects of 3D printing, besides the ability to see your digital sketch become a physical object in front of your eyes, is that it can be done almost anywhere. As long as you have a printer, a …

The robot whisperer who tames giant industrial machine 'monsters' to do her bidding

Madeline Gannon wants you to become obsessed. Her obsession has led her from architecture to New York fashion week, earned her the nickname ‘the …

San Francisco

LORD TURNER: 'We may be at a turning point in the nature of capitalism'

In an interview with Business Insider, Lord Turner said: "We have an economic malaise where the capitalism system is not delivering as well or to enough people to maintain its legitimacy.<p>"There's a certain sort of equality of citizenship that requires that everybody does OK. I think that may …

Economics

Tech trends that will impact your home

Imagine walking through the bathroom door at 7am and the shower starts itself at optimal water heat and pressure. The thermostat adjusts when you enter the room. Want a new bathroom tub? What if you could 3D print it? High-tech homes are about to revolutionize the way we live.<p>While interior design …

3D Printing

How MIT's new biological 'computer' works, and what it could do in the future - ExtremeTech

How MIT’s new biological ‘computer’ works, and what it could do in the future<p>By on July 25, 2016 at 7:49 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

Biology

How Big Data Is Helping the NYPD Solve Crimes Faster

On December 4, 2015, NYPD officers in New York’s 73rd precinct received alerts on their mobile phones from a new high technology “shot-spotter” …

Law Enforcement

SkyTran launches pod transportation system in Nigeria and Abu Dhabi

SkyTran's CEO Jerry Sanders and a pod.SkyTran<p>Imagine if instead of wasting hours in traffic, you could one day fly above it for a price only slightly higher than a subway ride.<p>That's the idea behind SkyTran, a self-driving monorail designed to hover 20 feet above roads and travel up to 155 mph. The …

Transportation

Tel Aviv’s Brown Beach House Voted World’s Best Designed Hotel

Luxury American tourism magazine Jetsetter has named the world’s best designed hotel, and it’s none other than the stunning Brown Beach House in Tel …

archatlas: Pivot Doors Every couple of years architects seem to hop on the same bandwagon and follow one trend. Maybe it’s me, but it seems like oversize pivot doors are the latest architectural fetish. Pivot doors are nothing new, one of the doors included in this photo set is in a Corbusier project, but lately improvements in the reliability and functionality of this technology have made these doors the preferred way to add interest to a residential entrance. Check out these pivot doors: Town House in Antwerp Sculp[IT] Heidi Weber Pavilion Le Corbusier M08 Réhabilitation d’une Chartreuse BAST - Bureau Architectures Sans Titre D House Marston Architects The Musicians Mews Andy Martin Architects Butterfly House Feldman Architecture Harbor Residence Joeb Moore & Partners Cumbaya House Diego Guayasamin Arquitectos Montee Karp Patrick Tighe Architecture Fink Zone Duplex DesignARC Originally posted by timetravlin13 (via archatlas)