Dustin Shoecraft

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Inventor makes a real-world 'Assassin's Creed' rope launcher

One of the centerpieces of <i>Assassin's Creed Syndicate</i> is Jacob Frye's wrist-mounted rope launcher -- he can scale buildings like a Victorian-era Batman. But would such a thing be possible in real life? If you ask Colin Furze, the answer is yes... sort of. As part of a promo for Ubisoft, the inventor …

5 Science-Backed Ways to Become Happier

Are there tricks to becoming happier in life? How do genetics affect your level of happiness? Has research proven ways to become happier? Read on!<p>Is there a secret to true happiness? Is the propensity to be cheerful and positive built into our genes, or is it completely dependent on our attitude …

Happiness

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This Parody Of Bollywood 'Party Songs' Is Too Good, Yaar

Even if you've never seen a Bollywood movie, you know the silliness.<p>Any behemoth industry has its lazy side. In Bollywood, proof of this has to be the "party song," a seemingly requisite scene in a certain kind of blockbuster, governed by a crude formula that audiences still, somehow, go wild …

Home of the Week: Modern living behind an historic face

Credit: Mitch Fain<p>The back story<p>Some owners of old Toronto houses tell architect Ian MacDonald their aim in planning a renovation is to create a seamless blend between the old and the new.<p>“You’re missing something with that strategy,” Mr. MacDonald says. “My favourite projects are the ones where …

Touchboard: Draw Your Next DJ Controller With Paint?

We’ve seen exciting touch-based projects in the MIDI controller in the past – most notably the conductive Makey Makey board that allowed bananas (or …

Tree houses: are wooden skyscrapers the future of tall buildings?

‘Timber towers’ might conjure up images of flammable, Jenga-like structures, but they could represent the safe and eco-friendly future of construction<p>The world is in the midst of a tall building boom, with more skyscrapers being built now than ever before. From the outside, these towers present the …

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Cross-laminated Timber: the Future of Building?

Before aerospace, software and coffee defined the Pacific Northwest, timber was the industry that fueled our economy. Now, a radical new approach …