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Google's self-driving cars don't crash as much as humans do

Evidence is already starting to pile up that autonomous vehicles are pretty darn safe, but would you like to slap a number on it? Okay, we've got one: according to a study commissioned by Google itself, self driving cars get in one less crash per million miles driven than human-controlled vehicles. …

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Information Architecture

Information architecture is a task often shared by designers, developers, and content strategists. But regardless of who takes on the task, IA is a …

Stunning "Reality Editor" Lets You Connect…Everything

MIT Media Lab's clever interface lets users map digital interfaces onto physical objects<p>The world is already filled with smart people designing and …

IKEA Turns Kids’ Drawings into Real Toys to Help Promote Children’s Education

Furniture retailer IKEA is giving children around the world the opportunity to help other children in need. For their Soft Toys for Education campaign, the organization had thousands of young artists submit their best illustrations representing the plush toy of their dreams. IKEA then carefully …

Google to bring balloon-powered Internet to Indonesia's 17,000 islands

Delivering reliable Internet access to a country that has more than 17,000 islands, which are scattered across a vast area of the Indian and Pacific …

He had an epiphany while living in a dumpster. And it could help change the future of housing.

He was living in a dumpster when the idea first came to him.<p>His name's Jeff Wilson — Dr. Jeff Wilson, actually. He's a professor at Huston-Tillotson …

Home Building

Articles about jens risoms block island family retreat on Dwell.com - Dwell

Designer Jens Risom returns to his 1967 prefab off the coast of Rhode Island, readying it for his family's next generation.<p>The designer's granddaughter muses on growing up and living with his well-loved creations.<p>A tribute to honor the 100th birthday of midcentury master Jens Risom.<p>Jens Risom …

Ornate Kinetic Sculpture Fluidly Mimics a Hummingbird’s Flight

Artist Derek Hugger utilized over 400 gears, screws, and custom pieces to create <i>Colibri</i>, his latest kinetic sculpture. Taking roughly 700 hours to complete, this wooden work of art gracefully mirrors a hummingbird in motion as it mesmerizes viewers with its enchanting appearance and elegant lines. …

19-Year-Old Artist Uses Flowers and Food to Complete Her Colorful Drawings

Kristina Webb is a 19-year-old New Zealander whose vibrant drawings are complemented by her creative use of 3D objects. Using colored pencils as a base, the artist produces realistic-style portraits and then completes them with unexpected elements: spaghetti becomes a woman's long locks; faux …

Drawing

Microsoft's Surface chief wants a consistent design across devices

"A product like this takes years," explains Panay in an interview with <i>The Verge</i>. "Surface Book came about in the sense that a lot of people had been asking for a Surface laptop, right out the gate." While many wanted a Surface laptop, myself included, Microsoft didn't want to make a regular one. It …

The London Underground Finally Publishes A Geographically Accurate Tube Map

Thanks to a Freedom of Information Request, Tube-goers will finally have an alternative to Henry Beck’s classic metro diagram.<p>Colorfully laid out according to the clean, minimalist principles of electric diagrams, Henry Beck’s map for the London Underground is unquestionably a design classic; one …

Monochromatic Watercolor Paintings Exquisitely Depict Cratered Surface of Moon

German artist Michal Friese has long been enthralled with the night sky, and she expresses her fascination through beautiful watercolor paintings of the moon. Her solitary depictions of the rocky surface use a limited color palette and special techniques to mimic its cratered appearance. The …

3 Proven Ways To Help You Achieve Your Goals

The true way to hit our goals is by working on them every damn day.<p>It's sad to think how many people go their whole lives dreaming of goals that they will never hit. While many of us have aspirations we want to reach, few of us actually get to the final destination.<p>The main reason behind this is …

30 CEOs Reveal the Daily Habits Responsible for Their Success

Getting to the top involves doing the right things, day after day.<p>Look at any CEO running a profitable company and you’ll find someone who has figured a few things out. One trait many of these leaders have in common: consistency. Check out these quotes from 30 successful CEOs regarding the daily …

Majestic Animals Envisioned as Hundreds of Multicolored Dots

London-based artist Ana Enshina uses her creative eye to envision majestic animals as an abundance of multicolored spots. Dot by dot, the watercolorist forms diverse creatures including a statuesque, bright pink flamingo, a graceful whale suspended in the sea, and a distinguished peacock with a …

Art

Articles about remarkable home modernist designer russel wright on Dwell.com - Dwell

While Russel Wright was helping shape America's sense of modern design in the mid 20th century, he was also slowly crafting a...<p>While airport terminals aren't necessarily known as venues for stellar art exhibits, it's always a nice surprise to find some...<p>You’ve heard the term thrown around, but …

Striking Typographic Artwork Made from Thousands of Matches

While most art appreciators take a “hands off” approach when viewing their favorite pieces, the striking creations of Illinois-based multimedia artist Pei-San Ng are designed to be set on fire and charred gray. Her work, which we've featured in the past, consists of hundreds and even thousands of …

Art

15 tiny design features that show Apple's insane attention to detail

Many of these details go unnoticed by the average Apple user or are useful only to a relative handful of people who use the product.<p>Some features are handy while others are purely cosmetic, but Apple included them anyway.<p>Here are the best of these little design flourishes.

Apps

Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

Art

Optical Illusion Paintings Framed as Colorful Portals to Another Dimension

Anonymous street artist 1010 has downsized his substantially larger, building-sized murals to form intriguing artwork that you can actually hang in your home. Each one serves as its own colorful optical illusion. Using a 3D gradient, 1010 makes his framed work look as though it's a portal to …

Art

Why The New Moto 360 Is Designed To Look Even More Like A Regular Watch

The New Moto 360 abandons the modernist looks of its predecessor, but Motorola insists that it’s meant to fit you better.<p>Technology design moves so fast that it’s easy to forget, when Motorola unveiled its Moto 360 smartwatch, it did the unthinkable: transforming a rectangular LCD screen into a …

Wearable Tech

Interview: Rare Photos Documenting Life in Silicon Valley during the Digital Revolution

From 1985 to 2000, photographer Doug Menuez had unparalleled access to the private daily lives of Steve Jobs and other brilliant innovators during the rise and fall of Silicon Valley's golden age. Newly returned to San Francisco after covering the horrific famine and conflict in Ethiopia, Menuez …

Silicon Valley

Disney Announces Two Fully-Immersive "Star Wars" Theme Parks to Be Built

<i>Star Wars</i> fans can finally rejoice–after years of rumors, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced on Saturday that not one, but two <i>Star Wars</i> theme parks are in the works. One will be at Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida and another at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. They'll be the company's biggest …

Whimsical Faucets Incorporate an Unexpected Sense of Humor

Japanese company Kakudai has shown that whimsicality can come in an unexpectedly small package. The business carries an array of fanciful faucets that are sure to make you smile, laugh, and feel a tad bit nostalgic for a time when your imagination was wild and free. Some are shaped like teapots, …

Osaka

A Slick Architectural Model Kit With Infinite Components

With Arckit, architects and budding designers can easily construct a to scale model of their designs.<p>Architect Damien Murtagh has always made physical models of his buildings to present to clients. But when the recession hit in 2008, creating disposable models to use only once or twice became too …

Amusing Drawings Illustrate an Easily Relatable Deep Love of Sleep

Is your favorite place your bed? Do you hit the snooze button for as long as possible to squeeze in every last minute of slumber? If so, these whimsical doodles will certainly speak to you–the amusing scenes illustrate an eternal love of sleep. They're illustrated by Lingvistov, a collaboration …

Drawing

Restaurant Sitting on a Rock Surrounds Diners with Idyllic Ocean Views

At first glance, this ocean-side structure in Zanzibar looks to be someone's private, makeshift getaway built atop a lone boulder. But, the unassuming locale is actually a bright and airy eatery called The Rock Restaurant, an establishment that sits 23 feet above the water and boasts idyllic, …

Indian Ocean

3D-printed clothing collection took student 2,000 hours to produce

Nine months of research and 2,000 hours to print: That's how long it took student Danit Peleg to complete her final design project.<p>Peleg, a …

'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed<p>Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.<p>…

Space Travel