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'Breaking Bad: The Middle School Musical' Geniuses Rhett & Link Talk Going Viral

Kevin Fallon talks to Rhett & Link, the viral video gurus behind ‘Breaking Bad: The Middle School Musical.’<p>We’ve all had that awkward experience. You …

Articles about making order chaos 8 beautifully busy homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest...<p>With seemingly limitless plans, styles, and sizes, kit homes are an intriguing alternative for homebuyers.<p>Wood in general is a beautiful, evocative natural material, and when it's …

Palm Springs

Articles about playful family home belgium on Dwell.com - Dwell

Smitten from the start with a 1970s concrete villa in rural Belgium, a resident and her designer embark on a sensitive renovation...<p>An architect and his wife roll up their sleeves and create an affordable family residence in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.<p>With the Home Back Home #03 prototype, ENORME …

Vibrating pen checks your spelling as you write

Spell-check can be pretty frustrating, but it's become an invaluable feature in word-processing programs. For jotting down notes with a pen, though, …

Spelling

A World Map That Lets You Scratch Off Where You’ve Been

Travel is important to one’s own development. It’s a form of education, a means to expanding one’s understanding of the world. Or as lovable sad sack, novelist, and sometimes travel scribe Gary Shteyngart has said: “What can be more important than seeing the totality of the human condition in this …

Minimalism

What the Stratasys, Objet & MakerBot Merger Means for the Future of 3D Printing

As we announced earlier, Stratasys, like the objects coming out of their print nozzles, has acquired their own third dimension. Last year, the …

A Space That Encourages Collaboration: ICRAVE’s NYC Office

Award-winning New York City-based design and branding firm ICRAVE is the studio behind some seriously high-profile projects, including many …

Archery

Lush Ivy-Covered Building is a Living Backyard Home Office

Backyard buildings are usually unsightly metal or plastic things that serve only to store the things that you use to maintain your home. But this …

The Reading Nest: A New Installation by Mark Reigelman Using 10,000 Reclaimed Boards | Colossal

<p>The Reading Nest is a new site-specific installation by artist Mark Reigelman outside the Cleveland Public Library. Reigelman obtained 10,000 …

Tailored Itinerary: The Smart Modern Home

To complement our July/August issue's Smart Home product package, we've programmed a series of panels that cover the latest innovations in home tech.<p>Dwell on Design commences on Friday, June 20. It's not too late to purchase tickets now! Click here for more information.<p><i>This article was originally</i> …

Dwell

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Keynote Address from Michael Graves

We could not be more thrilled to welcome Michael Graves, one of America's most eminent architects and designers, to the Dwell on Design stage as for our keynote address. Don't miss his conversation with Editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron at 5:00 on the Sustainable Design Stage, one that will range from …

The Difference Between A Geek And A Nerd [Infographic]

They're not the same. A data-geek (or nerd?) explains.<p>Are you a geek or a nerd? Because they're not <i>quite</i> the same. (It's okay to admit which one you are, by the way! <i>Popular Science</i> is a safe place.)<p>Burr Settles at SlackPropagation broke down the difference by using data. The methodology here is a …

Animated GIF to be beamed into space as part of alien communication effort

In 2008 NASA decided to send one of the heights of modern art — The Beatles' 1969 track "Across the Universe" — into the cosmos. And for 2013, one of the pillars of internet folk art is preparing for takeoff: An animated GIF is about to be sent into space for the first time ever. The message will …

Printing artificial bone

Researchers develop method to design synthetic materials and quickly turn the design into reality using computer optimization and 3-D …

UK UFO: Man Takes Photos of 2 Hovering Lights

A U.K. man took photographs of an apparent UFO—appearing as two lights in the sky—in the city of Bracknell last Friday, it was reported.<p>Steve …

Magnetic Graphene Clouds Can Be Made To Appear And Disappear

Toggling graphene's magnetic field on and off could lead to faster, smaller electronics.<p>Add another point to the list of reasons why graphene, the darling child of material physics, is a wunderkind. A team led by researchers at the University of Manchester has succeeded in turning magnetism on and …

Confessions of an Alien Abductee exploited its unfortunate subjects

On Thursday evening, Channel 4 broadcast Confessions of an Alien Abductee. The programme, which was directed, produced and filmed by Guy Gilbert, was …

3-D Printer Brings Dexterity To Children With No Fingers

Richard Van As was working in his home near Johannesburg, South Africa, in May of 2011, when he lost control of his table saw.<p>"It's a possibility that it was a lack of concentration," he says. "It's just that the inevitable happened."<p>The carpenter lost two fingers and mangled two more on his right …

A sick man ponders the etiquette of short-term illness

I've been ill lately. I used to rarely get ill, probably because of my job embalming cadavers for a medical school. Handling decaying bodies on a …

Got something to say to an alien? Lone Signal can beam your message

Their new website launched today, so you can be among the first to compose a message to a distant civilization.<p>A group of scientists and …

How Men's Choice Of Mates May Have Led To Menopause

A dapper older gentleman spurns his mate of a certain age to take a fresh-faced young lover. You've seen that movie before, right?<p>Well, this choice of youth may turn out to be more than a Hollywood trope. Researchers say decisions like that one may have been the evolutionary source of …

Stanford's Artificial Neural Network Is The Biggest Ever

It's 6.5 times bigger than the network Google premiered last year, which has learned to recognize YouTube cats.<p>Last summer, in conjunction with Stanford researchers, Google[x], the R&D arm where ideas like Project Glass are born, built the world's largest artificial neural network designed to …

Geneticist Adam Rutherford: by ‘controlling living systems,’ synthetic biology will change the world

The scientist, TV host, and book author touts the potential benefits of playing God<p>As first books go, Dr. Adam Rutherford probably couldn’t have chosen a vaster topic: an investigation into both the origins of life itself, and the incredible potential of its man-made future. In <i>Creation: How Science</i> …

Common Sweetener Could Help Treat Parkinson's Disease

Mannitol, a plant-produced sweetener used in gum and candies, has proven effective at blocking production of a Parkinson's-related protein.<p>A sweetener produced by most plants could hold the key to treating Parkinson's disease, a recent paper in the <i>Journal of Biological Chemistry</i> asserts.<p>Mannitol, a …

Thinking of Home Makes It Harder to Learn a Foreign Language

Something odd happened when Shu Zhang was giving a presentation to her classmates at the Columbia Business School in New York City. Zhang, a Chinese …

Kids With Autism May Not Enjoy The Sound Of The Human Voice

All human voices, not just the annoying ones.<p>The causes, symptoms, and effects of autism are some of the most puzzling mysteries in all of psychology and neuroscience, but researchers at Stanford University may have connected a few of the dots. They dove deep into the brains (not literally) of a …

The fast winds of Venus are getting faster

Since the 1960s, we’ve known the winds of Venus “super-rotate,” or blow faster than the planet rotates. Now a spacecraft has found Venus’ winds are …