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Greg Lavardera + Tedd Benson = Alliance For Modern Methods of Construction

credit: Bensonwood/ Greg La Vardera<p>Tedd Benson is one of the most interesting builders in America; he has been looking at the way houses have been …

Amazing Expanding House Pops Out of Single Trailer

Back in the dawn of the shipping containers as housing era, nobody thought about using empty boxes and shipping air; because of the cost of the box …

Amazing

Good Green Design Doesn't Have To Be Expensive: The M&M; House

All photos via 100Khouse<p>I have not paid nearly enough attention to the work of Postgreen, the Philadelphia developers of economical and very …

Green Living

Geodesic solar-powered Life Pod can be towed with regular car (Video)

Small homes come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from your typical rectangular box, to earthen hobbit homes, to circular yurts. And they can also be …

Live By the Five Hour Rule to Always Keep Learning New Skills

Learning or practicing new skills is so important, it’s hard to ignore how vital it is to a successful career. To keep your educational momentum …

Learning

These solar powered, floating homes could be the future of housing

A staggering 4.2 million Americans could be displaced by rising sea levels in the next 100 years, according to a Nature Climate Change study.<p>But a floating home could help you continue living safely along a coastline.<p>California-based Terry & Terry Architecture has designed floating concepts that it …

Architecture

These Instagrammers’ Bullet Journals are organizational masterpieces

I’ve struggled with staying organized for as long as I have been accountable to others. In college, I used a very specific Moleskine planner that combined calendar pages with note-taking space. In the working world, I switched to a digital calendar, but no combination of systems, apps, or programs …

Productivity

Nick Bostrom: ‘We are like small children playing with a bomb’

Sentient machines are a greater threat to humanity than climate change, according to Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom<p>You’ll find the Future of Humanity Institute down a medieval backstreet in the centre of Oxford. It is beside St Ebbe’s church, which has stood on this site since 1005, and above a …

5 Reasons Why Wireframes Are an Important Part of the Design Process

If you’ve been talking with any web company about a new design or redesign, you’ve most likely heard the term “wireframe” come up during discussions …

UX Design

World-Famous Scientist: God Created the Universe

Michio Kaku has made a name for himself as a world-leading theoretical physicist unafraid to speak his mind.<p>Kaku, the Henry Semat Chair and …

Physics

US intelligence wants real-time behavior monitoring software

A new initiative from the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence aims to create an intelligent surveillance system that can analyze live video and spot suspicious behavior in real time. According to <i>Defense One</i>, the research project is called Deep Intermodal Video Analytics (a.k.a. …

32m Twitter passwords may have been hacked

Just days after Facebook czar Mark Zuckerberg’s social media accounts were found to be hacked, it appears that more folks will need to change their passwords.<p>ZDNet reported that a Russian hacker claimed to have a massive cache of millions of Twitter account logins for sale, for 10 bitcoins or about …

Security

This 75-year-old NASA legend has been working in secret for 10 years building a startup that wants to outdo Intel and Google

After leaving NASA, Goldin spent some time bouncing around and studying robotics before accepting a position as the president of Boston University in 2003. He never officially held the position, however, because the school terminated his contract a day before he was slated to start (though he still …

Artificial Intelligence

The Mathematics of Design

It is common for people to group themselves into two categories; those who are good at art or design, and those who are good at math or science. The …

Mathematics

Google built its own chips to expedite its machine learning algorithms

As Google announced at its I/O developer conference today, the company recently started building its own specialized chips to expedite the machine learning algorithms.<p>These so-called Tensor Processing Units (TPU) are custom-built chips that Google has now been using in its own data centers for …

5 Telltale Signs You Don't Understand Big Data

I’ll admit it: Big Data is not my favorite term. It really trivializes and summarizes the trend too far, creating misconceptions and misperceptions of what this incredible shift in our technology, culture and world actually is.<p>Despite the fact that I bill myself as a “big data” expert, I wish we …

Big Data

Can Timber Skyscrapers Really Help Save The Planet?

Politicians, architects, and scientists increasingly herald timber as an Earth-saving building technology, but not everyone agrees.<p>Cities are shaped by fire. From Chicago to San Francisco, enormous swathes of urban fabric were wiped away by accident in the 19th century. These horrific disasters did …

50 fresh, essential and free resources for your graphic design projects

When it comes to being a designer, you’ll always need to stock up on graphics, stock photography and fonts as well as rely on other helpful tools to …

Graphic Design

Accessing the Universal Energy of Qi

Mainstream science does not yet acknowledge the existence of qi (chi), the invisible life energy of the universe that is said to flow through all things. Qi, also called prana by yoga practitioners, seems to exist somehow between the worlds of mind and body. The ancient masters speak of it as a …

5 at-home workouts better than the gym

What you know about exercising from home is true: There are more things hindering your workout than helping it. But that doesn't mean you can't get a …

We have entered the age of the computer chip brain implant

Ian Burkhart can play Guitar Hero with his thoughts.<p>Though he was left paralyzed from the neck down after a freak accident six years ago, a computer …

Neurophilosophy

Great Barrier Reef: the scale of bleaching has the most sober scientists worried

Australia’s world heritage site is the largest living thing on Earth. But warm water driven by El Niño is bleaching the reef, and a recent report calls for it to be listed as in danger<p>I pulled on my mask and dropped off the back of the boat into the warm water above Nursery Bommie, a dive site at …

15 Research Tools and Resources For Presentations

Creating great presentations is hard work. It takes creative content, an enticing title, beautiful slides, and effective promotion. Perhaps most importantly, the success of your efforts will also be determined by the value of the information provided on your slides.<p>It can be difficult to find …

Infographics

The Only Thing You Need to Know to Get Things Done

Breaking down, step by step, the ruthless art of prioritization.<p>One of the biggest struggles millennials face is wading through the information overload to figure out what we should be doing with our time.<p>Can you really blame us?<p>Every time you look at your phone, dozens of pings, notifications and …

Time Management

12 everyday stretches to stay flexible and fit at any age

To boil it down, we turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York University and the author of "Age Defying Fitness." She took us through the best basic stretches that work for practically everyone.<p>Use these illustrations as your guide and try some of the stretches that'll …

Pain

A Nobel Laureate's Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching

Bloodletting to keep the "humors" in balance was a leading medical treatment from ancient Greece to the late 19th century. That's hard to believe now, in the age of robot-assisted surgery, but "doctors" trusted lancets and leeches for centuries.<p>To Nobel laureate Carl Wieman, the college lecture is …

Pedagogy

Everything You Need to Build Your Own Bodyweight Workout

An effective bodyweight training program can whip you into shape and even pack on muscle, but “effective” doesn’t look the same for everyone. Some …

Bodyweight Exercise

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

The Brain

New Documents Show Oil Industry Even More Evil Than We Thought

Oil companies' coordinated cover-up of climate risks stretches back decades and rivals that of big tobacco companies.<p>In 1968, a pair of scientists from Stanford Research Institute wrote a report for the American Petroleum Institute, a trade association for America's oil and natural gas industry. …