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Carlo Ratti's 'solar canopy' turns shade into art - CNN Style

Written by By Sophie Morlin-Yron, CNN<p>In the desert metropolis of Dubai, where the summer is one long heat wave, shade is precious as people seek refuge from the sun's scorching rays.<p>Enter Italian architect and designer Carlo Ratti's latest creation -- a shiny metal canopy that can be used to create …

New technology brings Star Wars-style desert moisture farming a step closer

<b>(CNN) —</b> Luke Skywalker wasn't just a farmer. In the original 1977 Star Wars film, the lead character was desperate to leave his home planet of Tatooine, where his family farmed moisture from the atmosphere using devices called "vaporators". In the planet's hot and dry desert landscape, moisture …

NASA releases new pictures of Jupiter - CNN Video

Beneath its heavy cloud cover, Jupiter has been able to keep its secrets from astronomers. Now, first results from NASA's Juno mission are challenging researchers' beliefs about the gas giant.

Weather Gone Wild

Rains that are almost biblical, heat waves that don’t end, tornadoes that strike in savage swarms—there’s been a change in the weather lately. What's going on?<p><b>The weekend forecast</b> for Nashville, Tennessee, called for two to four inches of rain. But by the afternoon of Saturday, May 1, 2010, parts …

Mosul battle: IS kills 230 fleeing civilians, says UN

<b>The UN has received reports that 231 Iraqi civilians have been killed by so-called Islamic State while attempting to flee Mosul over the past two weeks.</b><p>At least 204 are believed to have been shot dead by militants during clashes with Iraqi security forces in the Shifa district last Thursday and …

Islam

Syrian soldiers push through ISIL, 'reach Iraqi border'

Syrian troops and allied forces fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, known as ISIS) group have reportedly reached the Iraqi border for the first time since 2015, advancing close to a strategic area that has been at the centre of tensions between Damascus and Washington.<p>State …

Trump pledges to hold news conference on ISIS fight in 'two weeks'

President Donald Trump on Monday said he plans to hold a news conference “in two weeks” on the fight against the Islamic State.<p>“We’ve had tremendous success against ISIS in our fight in the Middle East, where we’re doing very, very well,” Trump said Monday in remarks to the media during a Cabinet …

The Trump family is stealing a brilliant political play out of Michelle Obama's book

After first lady Melania Trump caused a stir when she stepped out in a $51,500 coat during the G-7 summit last month, various members of the Trump family have been seen out in more approachable, everyday brands.<p>Now it seems Dolce & Gabbana is out, while Target and J.Crew are in.<p>Ivanka Trump, …

North Korea is openly trolling Trump by responding to months-old tweets, threatening to nuke NYC

A statement from North Korean state media on Monday directly addressed a Trump tweet from January that said an intercontinental ballistic missile launch from North Korea "won't happen!"<p>"The DPRK is about 10,400 km far away from New York. But this is just not a long distance for its strike today," …