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What Caused the Chilean Earthquake? Faults Explained

Different kinds of faults make different kinds of earthquakes.<p>Even planet Earth has its faults. Movement along those fault lines causes earthquakes, big and small, to rattle the globe every day, most recently making news this week with a powerful quake, and tsunami, striking Chile.<p>The latest …

Serial-Killing Star System Waits In A Galaxy Graveyard In The Furnace Constellation

Sixty million light years from Earth, the galaxy known as NGC 1316 sits among the remains of the many galaxies it has mercilessly murdered in the last billions of years.<p>Peering at the far-off galaxy through telescopes like Hubble and the ‘scopes at the European Southern Observatory’s La Silla site …

Incredible Maps Capture the Genetics and Connections of the Brain

On April 2, 2013, the Obama administration announced an ambitious project to map the activity of every neuron in the human brain by 2023. One year later, we are starting to see the amazing results.<p><b>Scientists cannot hope to prevent or cure neurological disease</b> without a solid understanding of what …

A tour of Cape Town, World Design Capital 2014

Forget fancy galleries – in Cape Town, 2014 World Design Capital, the most exciting work is in the townships and once-grungy inner-city areas<p>Standing on a dusty road in Gugulethu township on the outskirts of Cape Town, our tour guide, James Fernie, leaves none of our group of tourists in any doubt …

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Beautiful Houses: Dublin Street

This week we will show you beautiful Dublin Street in Queenstown, New Zealand, a project by Kerr Ritchie. This project is very elegant, from shapes …

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Amazingly Realistic Figures Sculpted with Marble

It is hard to believe that these incredibly realistic pieces are made out of marble! <i>Elegy on Resistance</i> is a series of sculptures that look soft enough to touch. Sydney-based artist Alex Seton is a talented sculptor who molds the classic substance into all kinds of unexpected forms. In this …

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Gear Nostalgia: 10 Products to Take You Back

Airstream: Flying Cloud<p>Silver bullet Airstream trailer have been a part of the American road trip dream since 1939 when Wally Byam who had been building trailer for his friends, upgraded and moved production out of his backyard. The design has endured ever since, although the plumbing is much …

A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

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Google Is Building Robots. These Demos Show Them At Work.

The company that gave us Android is developing androids.<p>Yes, Google is building robots. And not just self-driving cars, which, of course, are technically robots, but humanoids that can walk around and make cow eyes at you.<p>It will probably be a while before anyone sees a Googlebot walking the …

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X-Ray Specs, for real: these glasses see through skin

An augmented-reality eyepiece designed to help hospitals work faster and safer<p>About 1 billion times a year in the United States, nurses and doctors puncture a patient's skin with a needle in search of a vein. Right now this technique relies on feel; that means more than half of all those children …

4 Smart Designs For New Cities That Can Withstand Any Storm

Without serious preparation, most cities will be overwhelmed by rising waters. Here are some ideas for how to deal with climate change, from protective wetlands to shipping container reefs.<p>Since most cities are built next to water, the risk of floods threatens more people than any other natural …

Gorgeous Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Skiing

As a devotee of winter sports, both as a lifelong practitioner and an Olympic spectator, and lover of vintage graphic design, especially mid-century travel posters, I was delighted to chance upon <b>The Art of Skiing: Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Winter Sport</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a remarkable …