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Justices boost workplace religious protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court strengthened civil rights protections Monday for employees and job applicants who need special treatment in the …

A Transformer to Take Over MotoGP

Designed for future MotoGP racing, the electric BMW iR concept focuses on mid-race transformation for enhanced performance. On a straightaway stretch …

MotoGP

Uber Is Building A Giant Glass Campus To Prove It Has Nothing To Hide

Ha.<p>Uber, the irresistibly convenient car service that’s notorious for dubious privacy, legal, and hiring practices, is building a new campus in San Francisco’s Mission Bay district. And in a somewhat ironic spin, its 423,000 square feet of office space feature glass walls engineered with what the …

A Self-Folding Origami Robot That Can Walk, Climb, Dig, Carry, Swim and Dissolve into Nothing | Colossal

<p>Scientists at MIT have pulled up a very tiny curtain on their newest invention: a 1.7cm square robot capable of assembling itself like a piece of …

Robotics

Musings on Autonomous Transport: Are Self-Driving Starbucks the Future?

The age of self-driving autonomous cars is nearly upon us. As a car guy, this of course terrifies me. But as a designer, the challenges and …

The Week in Review: Value of Sleep

We blame it on laziness, too much socializing or a late bedtime, but there is also some science involved in why teens just can’t wake up in the …

Powerful Professional Image: Dressing for Success

Your appearance is the inseparable part of your professional image. It strongly contributes to the formation of people's impression of you. Choosing the right dress code is one of the most important factors determining each person's success.<p>People are continuously examining your behavior and …

Weather

'Dating' vs. 'Married': How Text Messages Change Over Time

A lot evolves between the first year of coupledom and the ones that follow—including references to "home," "dinner," and "love."<p>So many loves start with a "hey." A tentative "hey." A hopeful "hey." And more often than ever that "hey" is not spoken, but sent through a text message.<p>That first "hey," …

Hey, McFly! Hoverboard available on Kickstarter for $10,000

Want a hoverboard before Marty McFly (who looks just like Michael J Fox) arrives in October 2015 to fly one around his town square? Arx Pax, a small company from Los Gatos, California, is now offering the real thing - although don’t expect to do much travelling on it.<p>Ever since Michael J Fox took …

Now the FBI is asking Congress to weaken iPhone and Android security

But the bureau's chances of success are slim<p>FBI Director James Comey has been on a media tour lately, making an anti-encryption pitch to the public. Apple's new encryption standards, Comey has argued, are an unnecessary hurdle to law enforcement — and the FBI needs an easy way to bypass them. Now …

How Goldman Sachs Decides Whether A Job Candidate Is A 'Critical Thinker'

The Wall Street Journal reports that hiring managers at Goldman Sachs, recently ranked by LinkedIn as one of the world's 100 most in-demand employers, are looking for someone who is able to "make use of information that's available in their journey to arrive at a conclusion or decision."<p>The …

Goldman Sachs

Take A Rare Peek Inside The Massive Data Centers That Power Google

But not Google. The search giant has shared with the world photos that lift the veil off its massive and beautiful data centers around the world, in places both domestic, including Iowa, Oregon, Georgia, South Carolina, and Oklahoma, and abroad, in Finland and Belgium.<p>Google says when you're on its …

Engineer Sees Big Possibilities in Micro-robots, Including Programmable Bees

Robert Wood says that medicine and agriculture could be transformed by micro and "soft" robots.<p><i>Editor's note: Robert Wood is one of National Geographic's 2014 emerging explorers, part of a program that honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people</i> …

Harvard Wants To Help You Make Your Own Squishy Robot

Modern robotics has gone soft.<p>Ever sit alone in your room and think to yourself, “If only I had a soft robot to call my own.” All right, so that scenario is pretty unlikely, but for those who might have wondered how to create a squishy automaton, Harvard has the blueprints you’ll need.<p>In …

What I Wish I'd Known About Running a Startup

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I knew building a startup would be hard. I knew it would be slow. I knew we had to do lots of customer development and build something people want.<p>But there were things I didn’t know.<p>A lot of the work is actually email<p>Someone asked me recently what a …

5 Design Lessons From Anna Sui, Fashion’s Enduring Boho Queen

Sui tells Co.Design how she keeps her nostalgia-infused brand relevant to modern women.<p>It’s 5 p.m. in New York’s fashionably gritty Meatpacking District, and as the day’s office meetings give way to loft parties, fashion designer Anna Sui somehow looks equal parts funky and professional. While …

The Blade Table by Alexander Purcell Rodrigues & Mykon

Alexander Purcell Rodrigues and Mykon joined forces on the first product of its kind in the form of The Blade Table. The table utilizes Mykon’s …

Behind Locked Doors

Has it ever crossed your mind that someone can easily steal your electronic door passcode? Shit happens! More often than not, gullible people end up …

Unique Faade of Secluded Home Covered in Intricate Wood Cut Outs

Nestled within the Austrian countryside sits a gorgeous home designed by architect Alexander Diem. The secluded residence is called <i>Villa Am See</i> and features a unique faade of intricate, repeat-pattern designs cut out from wood; their imagery is meant to symbolize food and the harvest. Not only are …

Architecture

Map: Which Countries Are Most Responsible For Climate Change?

An interactive map reveals which nations consume the most fossil fuels, and which are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.<p>This week, heads of state from around the world met at a UN climate summit hosted by Ban-Ki Moon, and the U.S. promised to put climate change “front and center” of …

Frenetic Spray-painted Birds by ‘L7m’ | Colossal

<p>Here’s a collection of murals and canvases from street artist L7m (previously) who paints interpretations of birds that morph from realistic into …

Aerospace Engineer Designs the Perfect Ice Cream Scoop

If only all industrial designers paid as much attention to ergonomics as this engineer.<p>Michigan-based Michael Chou is a dad who loves ice cream, and …

Ambio, A Stylishly Designed Lamp Filled With Bioluminescent Bacteria - The Fox Is Black

Fusing nature and technology is an interesting practice. Biomimetics is sure to be a field ripe with potential in the near future though a few …

Post-it Brand Digitizes Collaboration With Innovative New Post-it® Plus App

I’m a chronic list-maker and a Post-it® Note junky. Just ask my monitor, who wears a necklace of colorful Post-it Notes with reminders, to-do items, …

Senate candidates face dilemma on arming Syrians

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the most endangered Senate Democrats broke with President Barack Obama on Thursday over his request to train and arm Syrian …

ISIS Carried Out A 'Complex And Penetrating Attack' In The Capital Of Iraq For The First Time

On September 18, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) launched a complex attack likely targeting the Adala Prison in Baghdad's Kadhmiyah neighborhood in northern Baghdad. According to the Baghdad Operations Command, the attack was intended to break into the prison but was foiled. ISIS also …

Improvised Explosive Devices

U.S. Congress approves arming Syrian rebels, funding government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress gave final approval on Thursday to President Barack Obama’s plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State, a major part of his military campaign to “degrade and destroy” the militant group.<p>Free Syrian Army fighters carry a …

CR bill becomes immigration battle

A must-pass bill that funds the government and arms Syrian rebels briefly became a proxy battle over immigration Thursday as a handful of red-state Senate Democrats sided with Republicans on a measure that could have opened the door to a controversial deportation vote.<p>Democratic Sens. Kay Hagan of …

5 Democratic senators join failed effort to block Obama on immigration

Five Democratic senators broke from their party Thursday to side with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in an effort to derail President Obama's executive actions on immigration.<p>The procedural move failed in a tie vote, 50-50. Although largely symbolic, it was potent enough to attract the Democrats, …