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Video – The Baselworld 2018 Bvlgari Octo Watches (incl. the new World Record) Fully Explained

After successively launching the thinnest tourbillon watch (the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon), the thinnest minute repeater watch (the Octo Finissimo …

Watches

Banana passport explores issues surrounding food exportation

A group of graduates from the Icelandic Academy of Arts have traced the global journey of a single banana to showcase the complexity of the food …

World

Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs film sets influenced by metabolist architecture

The "hellish and beautiful" architecture of Wes Anderson's new film Isle of Dogs takes its cues from the work of Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, says …

Stop Motion

Julius Taminiau creates compact living spaces inside Japanese-inspired houseboat

Architect Julius Taminiau borrowed principles from traditional Japanese tatami rooms to create a well-proportioned layout featuring space-saving …

Architecture

Trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Has Quadrupled, Maybe Even 16-upled

<i>This story was updated March 22 at 2:44 p.m. EDT.</i><p>The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is getting denser. The enormous plastic soup floating in the vast …

Pollution

Women really ARE worse drivers than men claims new research

Men have long said that women are the worse drivers. Women have vigorously defended their abilities behind the wheel. But new research does back the …

Aston Martin reveals electric concept car with cashmere and silk interior

Aston Martin has revealed an all-electric concept vehicle at this year's Geneva Motor Show, which features a plush interior made from cashmere, silk …

Construction of world's tallest tower moves forward after delays

Construction of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture's Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, which is expected to become the world's tallest building, is …

Michio Kaku picks five books to help you understand the future

From medicine to space travel, these works explore how the newest wave of science will transform society<p>Science is the engine of prosperity. From the industrial revolution (powered by the steam engine), to the electric revolution (which lit up our cities), to the current computer revolution (which …

Singularity

Worktop extends from kitchen to garden in Sydney residence by Benn + Penna Architecture

Benn + Penna Architecture has renovated and extended a dilapidated terrace in Sydney's eastern suburbs, creating a new kitchen with a long counter …

Hands-on – Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpa Chronor – The Golden Shape Of Things To Come

Parmigiani Fleurier’s Kalpa collection was given the red-carpet treatment in 2018 and fitted with in-house movements customised to match the shape of …

Watches

Measuring growth of the universe reveals a mystery - Futurity

A new measurement of how fast the universe is expanding reveals an odd gap. "Barring a series of unrelated mistakes, it is increasingly likely that …

Will the US Be Able to Stop Russia's New Arsenal of Missile Defense-Piercing Nukes?

Russia could soon be able to conduct nuclear strikes all over the world without any chance of being intercepted, President Vladimir Putin said …

Military

Obscure motoring regulations that might land you in hot water

The recent Siberian blast (aka The Beast from the East) not only means scraping ice and snow from your car – it could also mean breaking a law that you didn’t realise existed.<p>While laws such as speeding and drink-driving are familiar to all of us, what of their lesser-known legislative bedfellows? …

Regulation

'Bomb Cyclone' Will Pummel Parts of the US East Coast Starting Tonight

Recent warm temperatures in the northeastern U.S. might have convinced you that spring is on the way, but winter isn't done quite yet.<p>An area of low …

A bloke moved into a new office and they didn't fix the hole in the wall so he did this

A chap called Malboury Jones wasn’t overly happy when he moved into a new office and there was a hole in the wall.<p>Not only that, there was still a …

Self-heating smart jacket responds to changes in temperature

Boston-based start-up company Ministry of Supply has designed a self-heating smart jacket that is able to respond to changes in temperature and …

Nokia resurrects bright yellow "banana phone"

Nokia has relaunched its 8810 phone from the 1990s, complete with its original curved, bright yellow cover often likened to a banana.<p>The 8810 made …

Street Debater tool helps homeless people earn money without begging

Japanese designer Tomo Kihara has developed a tool for "street debating", which allows homeless people to earn money without compromising their …

Zaha Hadid Architects and Es Devlin longlisted to create "iconic gateway" at London's Old Street

Zaha Hadid Architects, AHMM and Es Devlin are among the 39 design teams that have been longlisted to design a public space to replace the roundabout …

Stage Design

Digital installation seemingly turns selfies into gravel

Warsaw-based art collective Pangenerator has created an installation that invites observers to take a selfie, which is then projected onto a screen …

Black Panther

To say that Ryan Coogler’s films are expanding in scope and scale – more ambitious, audacious and pyrotechnically dazzling each time – would be to …

Jaguar resumes production of its iconic D-type racing car

British motor company Jaguar has announced that it will restart production of the D-type racing car for the first time in over 60 years.<p>The luxury …

Comfortable Train Travel with Your Bike? Japan Has the Solution!

Do you simply love to hunt those trails and scenic bike routes but they’re quite the distance from your home? […]

Asif Khan reveals super-dark Vantablack pavilion for Winter Olympics 2018

Asif Khan has unveiled a pavilion at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, described as the "darkest building on earth".<p>The British …

Watch live as SpaceX launches its highly anticipated Falcon Heavy rocket

Oh gosh, this is really happening.<p><i>UPDATE 2/6/18: The launch has been postponed to 3:45 p.m. EST.</i><p>It’s been nearly seven years since Elon Musk first unveiled the concept for his Falcon Heavy rocket, the largest to launch since the Saturn V. Saturn V's were NASA’s titans of the launchpad, propelling …

Smart meters are becoming a ‘white elephant’ as costs rise fast

Steve McCabe urged ministers to “show that they haven’t got their heads in the sand” and address concerns over rising costs and the impact on …

Edward van Vliet converts crane into three-storey holiday retreat in Amsterdam

A crane overlooking Amsterdam's IJ river has been transformed into a luxury rental apartment, featuring three stacked shipping containers …

BRE rescinds safety test for Grenfell insulation | FM World – the BIFM’s Facilities Management magazine

<i>2 February 2018</i> <b>| Herpreet Kaur Grewal</b><p>The Building Research Establishment (BRE) said it has withdrawn the safety test results for the insulation used …

Why Quantum Computers Will Be an Amazing Tool for Social Innovators

While most people think quantum computing is still a few years off, your next taxi ride in Bangkok may be attached to a quantum computer. Toyota …

Quantum Computing