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Startup 3D prints smart homes that run off-grid on solar power - Jul. 14, 2017

Imagine being able to buy a house, have it built on any piece of land you have access to, and then moving in — all in one day.<p>Moreover, the house …

Off-grid

Guide to Advanced Auto Layout with Xcode 9

Auto layout is a constraint based layout system, allows developers to build a responsive and adaptive User Interface. Mostly developers find it …

This New Process Uses Graphene to Make Seawater Drinkable

by explorist July 14, 2017 Physics 597<p>Graphene Filters<p>Graphene-oxide membranes have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new …

Nanotech

What is “modern” programming?

As a young teenager, I dabbled with basic and some assembly. Things got serious when I learned Turbo Pascal. “Now we are talking”, I thought. Turbo …

Microsoft Visual Studio

The nature of Work has changed. Future of Work is “Adaptive Work”.

<i>Answering the post of Oleg Vishnepolsky, Global CTO of DailyMail reckon that the recruitment industry has about 2 years left in it, 4 at most. This</i> …

Beerway Oriented Programming in F# [ 1 ]

Introduction<p>In this blog post, I’ll be taking a detour from my regular Astrophysics related posts and write about a side project I have been working …

AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.<p>Bob: “I can can I I everything else.”<p>Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.”<p>To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. But what if I told you this nonsense …

Vertical House

Surrounded by exotic plants, the Vertical House is a modern oasis in the middle of Dallas. The structure rises 60-feet tall, flanked by a pair of …

10 Great Minds That Shaped the Landscape of American Design

American architecture and design entered a golden age around 1900 as skyscrapers began to soar to unthinkable heights and interior decorating became …

Architecture

Walloon Branch of Reproduction Forestry Material / SAMYN and PARTNERS

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Forestry Branch situated at Marche-en-Famenne in the heart of the Ardennes Forest houses the …

The world's first planned drive-thru mall is now a prison — take a look at its history

Among the small houses on a hill in Caracas, Venezuela, the massive Helicoide looks otherworldly — or, at the very least, out of place.<p>The spaceship-like building was planned as a drive-thru mall. Instead of walking, shoppers would have been able to drive right into the complex and park in front of …

Frank Lloyd Wright

A Michael Graves Modernist Property Is Listed For Just $265K

Michael Graves' first ever commission is on the market. The Modernist property in Fort Wayne, Indiana is listed for the (affordable for its pedigree) …

Fort Wayne

11 Very Short Stories You Must Read Immediately

This weekend, Lydia Davis—crowned master of the very short story, not to mention a preeminent translator of classic French literature—turns 70. Davis …

Writing romantic scenes and fight scenes: 6 parallels

Writing romantic scenes between lovers and writing fight scenes (between lovers or heroes and villains) might sound miles apart. Yet both share …

Creative Writing

Prince or Pauper? The Pros and Cons of Making Your Hero a Noble vs. Common Stock

Today’s guest post is by Oliver Thiermann. Oliver is the founder and CEO at theArcShapeR. Team leader by day and content creator by night, he always …

Luke Skywalker

5 Ways to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Creativity

For starters, don't use your phone as an alarm clock.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs have to be a bottomless pit of creativity, don’t they? Not only do we have to dream up big ideas, we also have to innovate new ways of executing them. And the sheer number …

Creativity

10 Writing Rules You Can (and Should) Break

<i>The immersive and accomplished debut novel by Max Winter,</i> Exes<i>, is haunted as much by the city of Providence, R.I., as it is by the suicide of Eli,</i> …

The Best Writing Practice: Why You Need to Practice Differently

Daily writing produces a kind of experience and writing practice that is irreplaceable. But what if I’m writing every day, but my writing is still …

App Weekly: A list of apps for budding writers to pen down their thoughts- Technology News, Firstpost

Always wanted to be a writer? Can’t help but pen down your thoughts on the backs of your notebooks when you’re supposed to be studying? Pen and paper …

How To Create Colossal Career Success With Design Thinking

What if there was a process for figuring out a career transition or advancement that wasn’t mind-bendingly difficult to understand, or so mystical that you just had to take the plunge with the faith of a saint?<p>In the past, career coaching may have felt that way. But at its best, career coaching is …

UX Design

A Pen That Never Dies!

It’s no secret that we’re in love with Titanium as a material. Virtually indestructible, lightweight, amazing to the touch, and that faint blue …

Ten Fold Engineering thinks outside the box

<b>Why move a lot of air when you can have a building unfold and grow into anything you want?</b><p>One of the problems with shipping container architecture is …

Inside the skyscraper that would be the most expensive residential building ever planned for New York City

On the 100th floor of the most expensive residential building ever planned in New York City, 126 captains of the universe can waltz in the grand ballroom and gaze down upon Central Park.<p>The amenity is a key weapon in Gary Barnett's quest to woo the world's wealthiest figures to the most ambitious …

This Is Your Brain on Architecture

In her new book, Sarah Williams Goldhagen presents scientific evidence for why some buildings delight us and others—too many of them—disappoint.<p>Sarah Williams Goldhagen was the architecture critic for <i>The New Republic</i> for many years, a role she combined with teaching at Harvard University’s Graduate …

This bike wears a helmet too!

Clearly given the perfect name, this motorbike concept by Camal Studio embodies the exact qualities it looks for in the person riding it. The BOLD …

K.Pok House / Sute Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This house had a three-storey residential building with reinforced concrete structure within the part of …

MAJO House / Estudio 111 Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The client shows us the need for a second residence that is built in a place of rest, calm and quiet, …

Is it possible to pull something out of a black hole?

Falling into a black hole is forever… but could a tether to the outside pull you back out?<p><i>“Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of</i> …

Ask Ethan: How close are we to a Theory of Everything?

The four fundamental forces might have been just a single, unified one in the very early Universe. Could that be true?<p><i>“Those who begin coercive</i> …