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Disney's Stickman robot does flips like a flying trapeze artist

They say everyone needs to learn to crawl before they can walk, but if you're a stick-like robot dreamt up in the weird and wonderful lab at Disney …

The difference between intelligence and wisdom—and how to acquire both

It’s often been said that wisdom is the art of knowing that you are not wise.<p>The great philosopher Socrates famously denied being wise more than two thousand years ago, and since then, we have taken him at his word.<p>There is a truth there, but that definition isn’t very helpful. I mean, I’m all for …

Playful Platforms Revamp This Japanese Lake House Into a Fun, Five-Story Retreat

On the shore of Japan's Lake Nojiri, interrelated levels are cleverly used to create a multi-story home.<p>Designed by Tokyo–based SUGAWARA DAISUKE Architects, the lakeside cottage known as Nojiri-ko Nature Platform reexamines the spatial relationships between nature, building, objects, and …

Living Rooms

Parabola raises $2.2 million to simplify programming for employees stuck in Excel all day

While knowledge workers are handling increasingly difficult tasks — ones that may be much easier to handle with just a Python script — Alex Yaseen thinks that in the future not everyone will actually need to learn how to code.<p>Instead, he hopes that tools like the one he’s building, called Parabola, …

14 Ways to Use a Rotary Tool That Will Have People Buzzing

These brilliant ideas may just inspire a renaissance of rotary tool use in your shop and beyond. Honestly, there isn’t much this humble tool can’t do.<p>…

Microsoft’s Building the Next-Gen HoloLens in Broad Daylight

Microsoft's working on its next-gen Hololens and if you look closely, the company has been slowly announcing all the new components in the …

25 Herbs, Vegetables & Plants You Can Grow In Water

Do you have a few favorite “go-to” herbs? Why not grow them in water and keep them close at hand on the kitchen window sill or right on the counter? …

Evolution of the English Alphabet

Matt Baker, the creater of the Evolution of the English Alphabet chart, traced the English alphabet all the way back to Proto-Sinaitic in 1750 BCE. …

Language

1200 Infographic Templates

Check out this huge bundle of 1200 infographic templates with depth!Designed by Oleksii Kolosov, this bundle is probably the biggest collection of …

15 Vegetables & Herbs You Can Buy Once And Regrow Forever

We all know about the normal ways to grow plants – from seeds. But, did you know that there are many plants that you can grow from leftovers and …

How Augmented Reality Will Innovate BIM Visualization

Augmented reality (AR) has made leaps and bounds over the past few years. With the explosion in power of mobile devices, nearly anyone with a modern smartphone can experience AR without specialized hardware. Both Apple and Google have created their own dedicated AR software frameworks, ARKit and …

Augmented Reality

How to immediately refresh your brain to restore high-level thinking

Mental clarity can escape anyone.<p>Surely even Einstein and Shakespeare had their moments. It happens.<p>It’s your ability to recover that matters.<p>You can …

Market Reality: AR Competition Heats Up as Microsoft, Google, & Samsung Make Money Moves

Some of the big guns developing augmented reality technology fired shots at their competitors with announcements and leaked plans this …

Raspberry Pi Augmented Reality Projection Lamp Project

Makers, developers and hobbyists interested in creating amazing things using a Raspberry Pi or similar mini PC may be interested in a new augmented …

Raspberry Pi

Tips of the Week: Voronoi Patterns, Minwax as a Mask, DIY Bondo Knobs, and Being Prepared

<i>Tips of the Week is our weekly peek at some of the best making tips, tricks, and recommendations we’ve discovered in our travels. Check in every Friday to see what we’ve discovered. And we want to hear from you. Please share your tips, shortcuts, best practices, and tall shop tales in the comments</i> …

The Trousdale Estate By iDGroup

Brutalism is usually reserved for large office buildings built between the 1950s and ‘70s. Rarely, if ever, does one come across a home built in this …

DA architects presents workspace bulgaria's interior design with an industrial character

<b>workspace bulgaria is an international company for office furnishings, which seeks out innovative and unconventional ways to represent its products</b> …

Architecture

6 awesome augmented reality apps making waves in the market

Augmented Reality (AR) is nothing new. However, the recent Apple iOS update and iPhone announcement are certainly going to help make this immersive format more mainstream.<p>Nowadays, the latest advancements in the tech world are being brought directly to the everyday mobile user with all kinds of …

Augmented Reality

Cool Desktop & Office Accessories That Will Revitalize Your Workspace

Face it: in our hustle-obsessed era, your workspace is your second home. You’ve got years of solid slog to look forward to, so you might as well make …

Ingenious Integration of Augmented Reality with IKEA

One of the hottest fields of current technologies is augmented reality which brings virtual elements from a game or video into real-world …

Which Computer Is the Best for Architects and Architecture Students?

Buying “the perfect computer” comes with equal parts indecision and excitement—we put in hours of research, weigh brands, compare specs, read product …

The 9 Best Free Online Big Data And Data Science Courses

Demand for skilled data scientists continues to be sky-high, with IBM recently predicting that there will be a 28% increase in the number of employed data scientists in the next two years.<p>Businesses in all industries are beginning to capitalize on the vast increase in data and the new big data …

Data Science

budapest design week: 17 open studios offer a window into the workshops of local creatives

<b>the 2017 edition of budapest design week is presented this year from october 6 -15, offering a wide range of programs, events, workshops,</b> …

Design

Saint-Laurent Apartment

Montreal, Quebec, Canada<p>Saint-Laurent Apartment is a minimal interior located in Montréal, Canada, designed by Atelier Barda. The architectural firm was given the mandate to redesign this 1150 sq. ft. space, which serves as accommodation for the international clients and collaborators of a company …

Living Rooms

Engineers have found a way to 3D print super strong aluminum

Working with Metal<p>For the longest time, metal-based manufacturing has been difficult and costly. High-strength aluminum alloys are difficult …

Google launches augmented reality app ARCore for Android

Google has launched its own augmented reality kit for developers, called ARCore, a lighter version of the company’s Tango platform that does not require any specialized hardware to run.<p>ARCore is a light software development kit, similar to Apple’s ARkit, which is able to track motion, understand …

Digital Transformation - Part III: The Internet of Things Changes Everything

<i>by Rod Collins, Innovation Sherpa at</i> Salt Flats<p>In 2006, Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams described in their book <i>Wikinomics</i> how a new phenomenon they called mass collaboration was going to change everything. They recognized that this unprecedented capacity for self-organization would give rise …

Video: Build a Backyard Propane Forge for Less than $100

What the heck? Why would I want a forge, I’m a woodworker! Ah, but I have had the pleasure of watching a forge in action (very cool, lots of fire and …

Woodworking

What Makes Things Cool?

A 20th century industrial designer, who created some of America’s most iconic looks, developed a theory of coolness that has been backed up by …