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House W / Wolfertstetter Architektur

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house is located in a hilly moraine landscape east of Munich on the edge of a village. South and …

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Eco housing: thinking outside the box

The best architects are building today’s eco homes, which means they are both beautiful and virtuous<p>In the wake of the Paris accord, perhaps 2016 will be the year when “green” is finally the new normal, in everything from lunch menus to homes. Yet top architects have for years been proving that …

Architecture

Should we solar panel the Sahara desert?

<b>Could one solution to climate change be to harvest the power of sunlight where it shines brightest on the planet? Should we solar panel the Sahara desert?</b><p>Four experts discuss the radical proposal with the BBC World Service Inquiry programme.<p>Gerhard Knies: Scientifically sound and economically viable<p>…

Renewable Energy

Gallery of The Hill House / David Coleman - 5

Image 5 of 24 from gallery of The Hill House / David Coleman. Photograph by Lara Swimmer

Gallery of Kicking Horse Residence / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson + Association with Bohlin Grauman Miller Architects - 2

Image 2 of 20 from gallery of Kicking Horse Residence / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson + Association with Bohlin Grauman Miller Architects. Photograph by …

Islington House / Neil Dusheiko Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The existing house was in a run down state and required considerable repair work. In our initial …

Gallery of Lobster Boat Residence / Chadbourne + Doss Architects - 2

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Concrete River House- Mountain Retreat by Suyama Peterson Deguchi - Homesthetics - Inspiring ideas for your home.

The <b>Concrete River House</b> is an item of immense beauty completed by the the Japanese architecture practice Suyama Peterson Deguchi in a mesmerizing …

Family Retreat / Salmela Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This secluded retreat is on a West facing shore of Lake Superior. At the end of a short forested …

Fig Tree Pocket House 2 / Shane Plazibat Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The brief for the Fig Tree Pocket house requested a modern 2 storey family home, to be built on a …

House in Atsugi / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Having selected it of it is not built on the sloping land but bury the half isa start of this plan, and …

Facebook lets anyone build a social network with its AI hardware

Facebook is for the first time contributing AI hardware designs to its own Open Compute Project, namely the Big Sur modular servers that it uses for complex artificial intelligence tasks.<p>Big Sur is Open Rack-compatible and contains eight high-performance GPUs, which have enabled the company to …

Artificial Intelligence

Panasonic develops most efficient solar panel ever with 22.5% sunlight conversion

We’ve reported a lot this year on the ever-dropping price of solar power technology, but the other incredibly cool thing happening is the steady …

This rocket engine could soon put planes into outer space

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Why Sweden's New 6-Hour Work Day Standard Is a Good Idea | Inc.com

Why work more than you have to?<p>It's a great question. But in an age when many workers feel a constant pressure to perform, and want their peers and supervisors to see them working hard, it makes sense that many of us buy into a culture of hard work at all costs. But hard work isn't necessarily …

Employment

How does a zero gravity plane flight work?

By creating weightless conditions onboard using a parabolic flight pattern, this former German government plane is now used to help further science<p>Airbus A310-304 used to transport Germany's VIP around the world, but now it is ready to undertake its first scientific campaign for aerospace …

Over 8,400 images from NASA's Moon missions are now on Flickr in high resolution

You've seen images from the Apollo missions before, but you've never seen anything like this. More than 8,400 images from NASA's Moon missions have been uploaded to Flickr at a resolution of 1800 dpi.<p>NASA didn't just send astronauts to the Moon to do scientific exploration, it also sent them …

Elon Musk-backed SolarCity claims to have built industry's most efficient solar panel

SolarCity — the leading installer of residential solar panels in the US — announced today in Times Square that the company has built the industry's most efficient solar panel, Reuters reports. The panel converts sunlight into electricity with a 22.04 percent efficiency, according to third-party …

Solar Power

Why NASA's Mars Missions Last Long After Their Expiration Dates

Two words: conservative engineering.<p>NASA's Mars Opportunity rover was supposed to last 90 days on the red planet. That was 11 years ago, and it's still roving. The Mars Odyssey orbiter had a stated two-year mission, starting in 2002. Today it still collects data and acts as a communications hub for …

Air Rocket Launch Pad UI Entertains Eager Kids

Last spring [Mike] built a foam rocket launchpad which was a hit with the kids in his neighborhood. But the launch system was merely a couple of …

Hacking

These Incredible Saltwater Batteries Are Designed To Store Renewable Energy

Now we can clean power even when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing.<p>If we’re going to use renewable power in a big way, we’re going to need better battery storage. Because solar and wind are intermittent sources of energy, they need to be backed up for when they’re not there, because, …

Clean Energy

How Physicists Quantum Teleported Information Over 62 Miles

Bringing us one step closer to a quantum Internet<p>Teleportation isn’t real, at least not as it’s depicted in fiction. No one has ever made a material object -- be it Harry Potter or Captain Kirk -- physically disappear from one location and reappear elsewhere. But information … that’s a different …

Quantum Mechanics

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20 awesome projects for Raspberry Pi

Build a nice-looking Raspberry Pi case<p>Being totally stripped down allows the Raspberry Pi to be cheap, but it also means that the first thing a …

Ronald Janssen turns derelict Amsterdam factory into 12 back-to-back residences

Dutch firm Ronald Janssen Architecten collaborated with architect Donald Osborne to overhaul an old gearwheel factory in the heart of Amsterdam, …