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10 free and incredibly useful Android apps that you can't get on the iPhone

But since Android lets app makers do certain things that Apple prohibits, there are a few exclusive options that stand out.<p>From launchers that make it easier to access important information straight from the home screen, to apps that help you find files buried in your phone, here are some of the …

Apps

Scientists hail 'success' as Hadron Collider resumes search for dark universe

There was jubilation among scientists at Europe’s physics research centre CERN as efforts to unlock the mysteries of the universe resumed.<p>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest machine, is up and running again after a two-year revamp.<p>Particle collisions – simulations of conditions …

Articles about north carolina home renovated swiss aesthetic mind on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple channel their Swiss roots in the American South.<p>Drawing inspiration from the Hebrew alphabet, architects Elihu Siegman and Michael Silverman dreamt up an adaptive structure to...<p>In North Vancouver, Canadian architects Scott & Scott have breathed new life into an aging mid-century home.<p>Two …

North Carolina

This Dresser is Hiding Something

Like his Black Scars Cabinet, designer Alon Dodo’s Secret Dresser is a thought-provoking piece with a bit of mystery and dark playfulness. What …

Mark Dorf's Alternate Landscapes

Whether behind a camera or behind a computer screen, Mark Dorf finds himself returning to the subject matter of landscapes—both the natural and the digitally construed. "I tend to travel a lot to find these remote areas that feel as though they’re untouched, but, of course, they are—every landscape …

Grand Canyon

Architizer

How To Design The Googleplex Of Schools

Alexandria, Minnesota’s new high school could teach your so-called “open office” a thing or two.<p>When the city of Alexandria, Minnesota, asked community members what they wanted in their new high school to be like, they replied, “like the Google campus.” So they hired John Pfluger of Cuningham Group …

Teaching

The Urban Death Project: Designing A Better Way To Die

With her Urban Death centers, Katrina Spade wants to create a more environmentally sustainable way to die. Morbid or brilliant?<p>In her thirties, Katrina Spade* started thinking about death. She wondered what her parents would do with her body if she were to die and realized she had no idea. In …

Composting

Amazingly Intricate Laser-Cut Wood Relief Sculptures by Gabriel Schama

Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama creates incredibly intricate, densely layered wood relief sculptures using thin, laser-cut pieces of mahogany plywood. He starts with a vector illustration that is sent to a laser cutter. Lasers carve designs into 1/8-inch sheets of plywood, which are then glued …

Art

Five Futuristic Art Pavilions are Coming to Philadelphia

Philadelphia, do you have an exciting art show coming to you! Saint-Gobain, one of the world's largest building materials companies, is commemorating their 350th anniversary with a never-before-seen exhibition called <i>Future Sensations</i>. Five distinct pavilions have been created that celebrate the …

Design

Anti-gay sentiment rises sharply in Russia after law

Alevtina is one of several teachers who lost their jobs in St. Petersburg after being outed by an anti-gay activist. While most resigned quietly, the 27-year-old music teacher decided to fight her dismissal in court — an unusual step in Russia where gays have faced increasing pressure in recent …

LGBTQI

Whimsical Architectural Collages Imagine Fantastically Surreal Houses

Germany-based graphic artist Matthias Jung dreams up wildly imaginative buildings that defy architectural logic and the laws of physics. Using photo materials that he's collected, Jung rearranges different components into fantastical collages of surreal houses that could only exist in an alternate …

Art

Jaguar Land Rover’s Design Chief On The Future Of Cars

We chat with Gerry McGovern before the New York Auto Show on self-driving cars, the limits of technology, and the enduring power of beauty.<p>It’s a fascinating time to be a car designer. With the impending rise of self-driving vehicles, new technology for better visibility on the road, and more, …

Land Rover
Painting

Skyscraper Concept "Times Squared 3015" Stacks Mountains and Malls in One Building

We know what New York City's Times Square looks like now, but what about in the year 3015? In a concept proposed by Blake Freitas, Grace Chen and Alexi Kararavokiris, it could have a magnificent skyscraper that contains a mountain range, beach, shopping centers, Giants' Stadium, and much more. The …

New York City