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Three films predicting what fashion will look like in 2030

New exhibition <i>Fashioned From Nature</i> has now opened at London’s V&A, and – given this is the museum that brought you Alexander McQueen’s <i>Savage Beauty</i> and last year’s Balenciaga retrospective – we’d advise you head down to check it out.<p>Chronicling the inextricable link that unites fashion and nature …

Black Mirror

Here's the Best Way to Fake Your Death

We talked to an expert about how to get away from it all.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>There are many reasons why one would want to disappear—debt, being in a shitty relationship, hating your life, your dead-end job, the constant disapproval of your friends and parents, and really …

Logging

19 Tofu Recipes to Treat Your Curd the Way It Deserves

Though tofu often gets a bad rap in this country, it's <i>so</i> much more than a bland substitute for meat. Its mild flavor makes it incredibly versatile, and, in many East Asian dishes, like <i>mapo tofu</i>, it's often combined with pork or beef for an intriguing interplay of flavors and textures. Nevertheless, …

Tap is the wearable keyboard nobody asked for

It works as a mouse, too<p>A couple years ago, I got to test out the (potential) future of text input. It was called the “Tap Strap,” and it was a weird foam prototype that slid up over my fingers and allowed me to painstakingly input text through taps and combo taps.<p>Well, now it’s shipping. It’s just …

Wearable Tech

Construction begins on Jeff Bezos’ $42 million 10,000-year clock

Who needs a Rolex when you can have one of these?<p>Installation has finally begun on Jeff Bezos’ 10,000-year clock, a project that the Amazon CEO has invested $42 million in (along with a hollowed-out mountain in Texas that Bezos intends for a Blue Origin spaceport), with the goal of building a …

Space Travel

Cryptocurrencies Are Disrupting The Gaming World. Here's How

In the gaming world, cryptocurrencies are bringing about waves of change.<p>I first heard about Ethereum's blockchain technology last year, early 2017--back when Ether was priced at $30 (it's now hovering around ~$900).<p>The idea behind blockchain technology was interesting to me. The more I read, the …

Gaming

Tesla deploys Powerpacks and Powerwalls to build an ‘intelligent grid’ in Nova Scotia

Tesla’s energy division seems to be growing at an impressive pace with several new projects recently deployed.<p>We now learn of a new project in Nova Scotia where Tesla is installing both Powerpacks and Powerwalls to create an ‘intelligent grid’.<p>In a similar albeit smaller initiative as Tesla’s …

New desalination membrane produces both drinking water and lithium

Seawater is a complex cocktail of useful minerals, but it's hard to separate out the specific ones we need. Now, a team of scientists from Australia …

"Micro-Schools" Might Be the Next Big Education Thing: Podcast

One-room schoolhouses are making a comeback in the "micro-schooling" movement. While a typical public high school might cram 2,000 students into a …

Whopper Neutrality: Burger King just made net neutrality super easy to understand using burgers

The burger chain shared a video where it makes customers pay more to get their burgers faster<p>The repealing of net neutrality by the Federal …

Betting

World's first electric container barges to sail from European ports this summer

Dubbed the ‘Tesla of the canals’, the unmanned vessels will operate on Dutch and Belgian waterways, vastly reducing diesel vehicles and emissions<p>The world’s first fully electric, emission-free and potentially crewless container barges are to operate from the ports of Antwerp, Amsterdam, and …

Roads

7 Reliable Prefab Companies in California

You don't have to look far to find a host of experienced designers and builders of prefab homes in the Golden State.<p>In a state where the weather ranges from the dry, arid heat of the Mojave Desert to the snowy mountaintops of Lake Tahoe, it can be difficult to imagine prefab homes that suit the …

Prefab Homes

Alienware Teams With Top eSports Team to Produce an 8,000 Square-Foot Training Facility

Announced alongside a second facility in Europe at CES 2018.<p>Dell’s Alienware gaming brand is partnering with acclaimed eSports squad Team Liquid to outfit an 8,000 square-foot training facility for professional competitors. The building will be home to gym equipment, administrators, sports …

This is How Wind and Solar Energy Will Crush Fossil Fuels

Wind and solar energy can't make fossil fuels obsolete by themselves, but they can with the help of cheap energy storage.<p>Wind and solar energy have …

Your grandmother wants to grow marijuana in her backyard. She needs this book.

If you’ve spent most of your life buying slippers or perfumed powder for your grandmother, here’s a chance to finally make amends. Buy her a copy of “What’s Wrong With My Marijuana Plant?,” a new and very helpful guide to growing healthy cannabis.<p>The book has gained a following among the …

Amazon patents a mirror that dresses you in virtual clothes

Echo Show version 2?<p>Have you ever fretted over buying a suit or dress online for a wedding or another flashy event, wondering how it would look on your frame or if it would even fit? That might not be a problem soon now that Amazon has patented a blended-reality mirror that lets you try on clothes …

Augmented Reality

The ‘Shroom Boom: Will Trendy Medicinal Mushrooms Go Mainstream In 2018?

Fungi purported to have healing properties are making their way into drinks & beauty products. Indeed, the mushroom market is expected to hit $50 billion in the coming years.<p>On Los Angeles’s trendy Sunset Boulevard–nestled between a PureBarre and a cycling studio–you’ll spot Lifehouse Tonics, a …

Mushrooms

China is building solar roadways – ‘transparent concrete’ atop solar cells that charge driving cars

China is building roadways with solar panels underneath that may soon have the ability to charge cars wirelessly and digitally assist automated vehicles. This second solar roadway project – part of the Jinan City Expressway – is a 1.2 mile stretch. The building technique involves transparent …

Adoption of Bitcoin Picking Up Speed in Venezuela, Called “Lifesaving” Currency

Bitcoin is now becoming a constant part of many Venezuelans’ everyday life.<p>Whether they’re buying food, plane tickets, or even paying employees, …

Report: Vince McMahon files trademarks for UFL, United Football League

If Vince McMahon is, in fact, planning a reboot of the XFL, it may have a different name.<p>Amid rumors that the WWE CEO is interested in bringing back …

Vince McMahon

Disney acquiring Fox means big, scary things for film and TV

Here are five reasons the deal is terrifying — and only one of them is increased media consolidation.<p>It’s official: Disney has acquired the film and television arms of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion.<p>Assuming regulators allow the deal to go through (it’s expected to take at least a year to …

It's Official: The World Bank Will Stop Fossil Fuel Financing After 2019

This is HUGE.<p>In a move sure to be celebrated by opponents of fossil fuel-based energy, the World Bank has just made a huge announcement at the One …

Fossil Fuels

5 last-minute tax moves to make now before the GOP's tax reform plan passes

<i>Update: Republican leaders released their final version of the tax bill on Friday, December 15. We have an updated article with the most recent proposed 2018 tax brackets.</i><p>The Republicans' tax plan might be passed soon.<p>In case it does, there are some things you can do now to prepare for the looming …

Personal Finance

The hottest cryptocurrency in China is not bitcoin

China’s cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been left out of bitcoin’s historic rally in recent months, thanks to the Chinese government banning initial coin offerings in September and then shutting down all major domestic exchanges. But it didn’t take long for them to find something new to pour their …

Insurance Is Changing In A Big Way That Will Affect You: Here Is What You Need To Know | Inc.com

The insurance industry as we know it is undergoing a huge change - representing perhaps the biggest transformation in over a century - and that change will affect you. Here is what you need to know:<p><b>A New Firm Arrives With A Totally New Model, New Offerings, And Lower Costs</b><p>A young firm called …

Health Care

Star Trek Foundation funds WARP solar water purification system in Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans in the coastal town of Loíza have looked to an MIT invention to get their water supply flowing again. Serving 600 Puerto Ricans, the solar plus water purification system produces 850 gallons of clean drinking water daily, with rooftop rain barrels as storage.<p>The solar panels used are …

Melco Resorts Makes Japan Its No. 1 Priority

Every major casino resort company in the world is eyeing the potential opening of the Japanese market and seeing dollar signs. Estimates of Japan's casino-gaming market range from $25 billion to $40 billion, which would make it the No. 1 or No. 2 market out of the gates. Given the potential, casino …

Inspired by origami, scientists build artificial muscle that lifts 1,000 times its own weight

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University have developed a variety of origami-inspired artificial muscles that can lift up to a thousand times their own weight — and yet be dexterous enough to grip and raise a delicate flower.<p>The devices, described in the …

Nice Brains Finish Last

We all like to think that being kind, responsible, and fair will lead to a happy life. But what if we’re wrong? What if nice guys really do finish …

The Brain