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Octopuses are officially the weirdest animals on Earth

Octopuses have blue blood, can change colors, and regrow their tentacles. But what really makes them stand out is even weirder: they can edit their own RNA. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Octopuses are the weirdest animal on earth. I know what you're thinking... Is it because they have …

Scientists develop process to produce higher quality fuel from biowaste

Researchers have found a way to produce a higher quality, more stable fuel from biowaste, such as sewage, that is simpler and cleaner than existing …

This Puget Sound eco cabin is made almost entirely from reclaimed materials

Activist and artist Anna Hoover collaborated with architect Les Eerkes from Olson Kundig Architects to build the Scavenger Hut – a beautiful, …

The Springingstream Guesthouse mimics the mountains of China with an undulating roof

Beijing-based studio WEI Architects renovated an abandoned building in China’s remote Fujian province into a beautiful guest home using traditional …

Design

These 'Soft Robots' With Origami Muscles Can Lift 1,000 Times Their Own Weight

Holy crap that's awesome.<p>Humans have soft muscles and rigid skeletons, and when exerted in optimal sync they have the potential to lift a fairly …

VTN architects completes FPT technology building in hanoi

<b>designed by VTN architects, the FPT technology building in hanoi is the first stage of a larger masterplan to establish the vietnamese university as</b> …

This Japanese Photographer’s House Is a Minimalist’s Dream

FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects has built the ultimate minimalist dream house in Shiga, Japan.<p>Made specifically for a photographer, the house comes …

Hydrogen Fuel Could Become a Viable Energy Alternative Thanks to This Aluminium Alloy

Nearly 100 percent efficiency.<p>If you have seen or read <i>The Martian</i>, you may recall the stranded astronaut converting a hydrogen-based fuel into water. …

Energy

Onwards and upwards: a new book explores 100 exemplary modern brick buildings

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Tent cabin cluster blends perfectly into a Californian forest

This family retreat hidden in the forests of Northern California is very different from your typical weekend home. Berkeley-based Envelope …

Northern California

world architecture festival announces 2017 awards shortlist

<b>this year, the world architecture festival will celebrate its 10th edition with the 2017 awards program receiving more entries than ever before.</b> the …

Web Framework

Well Street

10 Well Street is a grade II listed house which has undergone a programme of restoration, reconfiguration and extension. The ground floor of the house was extensively re-planned, with the addition of an 8-metre long extension as the principal living space. The extension was designed with a simple …

Blackout curtains perforated with nighttime scenes

HoleRole created some nice blackout curtains using an age-old design trick: perforating them with patterns, in this case cities at night. Choose from …

Scientist invents way to trigger artificial photosynthesis to clean air

Researchers have tried it with a variety of materials, but the ones that can absorb visible light tend to be rare and expensive materials such as …

muji releases minimalist tiny hut for compact cabin living

<b>after showcasing several prototypes of the cabins during tokyo designers week back in 2015, minimalist home-goods brand muji discretely releases its</b> …

Framing

A Bird’s-Eye View of Budapest: Hilltop House with Twin Gable Roofs

The striking image of a classic pitched roof combined with refined, contemporary design and doubled just to make sure that it all looks even more …

Architecture

Pre-Fabulous: A Couple Builds a Weekend Home on Their Beloved Sonoma County Campsite

The larger box contains the main living space; the smaller box contains the master bedroom and bath. "We designed the single house with a bath and …

20 best free fonts of 2017

We all love a free font. But with so many new free fonts continually being released, it’s easy to get a little lost.<p>So in this post, we’ve brought …

Original Spiral Staircase Wraps Trees

Called CanopyStair, this staircase was designed last year by designers Robert McIntyre and Thor ter Kulve. It was during a trip to the heart of the …

Architecture

The World's Most Daring Staircases Are In This European City Photos

"Time Machine," a new photo series by Hungarian photographer Balint Alovits, preserves the beauty of Budapest’s Bauhaus and Art Deco staircases. Alovits centered his spiraling images on stairwells from the 1930s and '40s, revealing space and time in the process, as well as movement and supreme …

STORY by flyte is a levitating timepiece that makes the hours float past

the swedish duo flyte—renowned for their gravity-defying designs—has unveiled a unique timepiece that seeks to ground the idea of time back to its …

Earth Wood and Resin Table

Price: $TBABring a sense of nature into your home with the Earth Wood and Resin Table by Renzo and Matteo Piano. Featuring Kauri wood from New …

10 Project Details That Show How to Make Stunning Storage Spaces

One of the hallmarks of architectural sensibility is a clean, clutter-free space – "a place for everything and everything in its place." Every …

Elisa Strozyk Turns Wood Into Fabric

When you think of original designs, you know that you're talking about something unique and special. An innovative design that can change our …