Maximiliano Vera Eskenazi

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The One Theory of Quantum Mechanics That Actually Kind of Makes Sense

But most physicists don't buy it.<p>Quantum mechanics is baffling. On the atomic and subatomic scale, matter seems to behave in ways that we, in the macro world, would generally think of as impossible. Particles can exist in two different places at once, and particle-like interferences in space are …

Quantum Mechanics

Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin may become a target in the fight against ransomware

Many crimes can be solved by following the money, and that may hold true for the growth of ransomware attacks — though the money itself may be different.<p>Countering the increasing use of ransomware — malware that attacks computers and networks and encrypts files, which criminals then demand payment …

Cybersecurity

5 Design Ideas That Will Increase Your Property Value

Planning to sell your home? A real-estate expert reveals the most important upgrades to make<p>When it comes to selling your home, everyone knows about the importance of curb appeal. But according to real-estate experts, small updates can be made inside that are less costly and time-consuming than an …

Real Estate

Modern Lake House in Missouri - Dwell

In 2009, Cory and Kerry Watts approached Dake-Wells Architecture to redesign the offices of their company, KLF Architectural Systems, a Springfield, Missouri-based supplier of aluminum curtain-wall systems. The project earned the firm an AIA merit award, and it proved to be a rewarding experience. …

Blue Ridge Mountains

The 55 buildings in New York City you need to see in your lifetime

It's said that New York City is a concrete jungle (where dreams are made of), but there's a lot to love about the concrete (and glass, and steel, and brick) that makes up the city.<p>The five boroughs are jam-packed with scores of iconic buildings and architectural landmarks. New York was home to the …

Skyscrapers

Most Memorable Golden Ratio Examples in Modern Art

Georges Seurat - Bathers at Asnières - Mathematics and Art<p>Dr. Mario Livio made a very interesting claim in the book <i>The Golden Ratio</i> about the …

10 great uses of illustration in branding campaigns

It's not often you see illustration used in brand campaigns these days. But for that very reason, it can be a great way to make your marketing stand …

Saatchi & Saatchi

Historian: When Computers and Biology Converge, Organisms Become Algorithms

<i>On May 11, 2016, the Berggruen Philosophy and Culture Center invited Yuval Noah Harari, a professor of history at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and author of the international bestseller "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind," to deliver a talk on "The New Inequalities" at Tsinghua University in</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

21 Recipes for Mouthwatering Memorial Day Burgers

Memorial Day is fast approaching, and, obviously, that means grilling burgers. Believe us, we'll throw just about <i>anything</i> that's edible over the flames, but the joy of biting into the rosy, juicy insides of a well-charred hunk of beef jammed between bread has established the burger in its deserved …

Cooking

Kickstarter Alert: The Edge Collapsible, Ergonomic Desk

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>Historically speaking, there hasn’t been that much serious innovation when it comes to desks. Oh, you can get a desk now that …

Crowd Funding

Secret Buildings and Massive Machines: The Architecture Photography of Connie Zhou

From the CERN laboratories to airports and interiors, this photographer offer a crisp, modern aesthetic<p><i>Behind the Lens looks at architectural photographers both professional and amateur, examining how they got their start, stories from their portfolios, and tricks to capturing great design. Have a</i> …

Mobile phones and brain cancer: ‘no evidence of health risk’ is not the same as 'safe'

We exist in a sea of radiofrequency radiation never before seen in human history. Are we lab rats in an experiment with no controls?<p>Do mobile phones cause brain cancer?<p>This has been an ongoing debate for decades, but whenever someone asks this question, it’s usually met with scepticism and the …

Tumors

Custom 510 Cabin Celebrates Expansive Views and Exclusive Design

Building a cabin in a semi-arid landscape where summers can get seething hot is a task that demands much more than mere aesthetics. Nestled near Lake …

This lakefront house of glass and wood was designed with space to sleep twenty people

Jeff Jordan Architects designed this lake house, that sits on the shores of Higgins Lake in Michigan.<p>A large deck with room for entertaining, takes …

Architecture

Consciousness Is Not Mysterious

It’s just the brain describing itself—to itself.<p>When Isaac Newton was 17 years old, he performed a series of experiments with prisms and light beams. Within weeks he discovered the scientific explanation for color, invented the reflecting telescope, proposed the particle theory of light, and …

Consciousness

'We know so little about so much': Robert Newman talks skulls, science and psychology

The comedian talks us through why Freud was was wrong, Isaac Newton’s brain capacity and why thinking of the brain as a ‘wet computer’ is an error<p>I discovered Rob Newman’s comedy when I was 16. His shows were relentless: packed full of quotes, arguments, anger, history, philosophy and, above all, …

Box Office

Conceptual Globe Chairs

Norwegian designer Peter Opsvik developed a chairs collection called <i>Globe Concept</i> with the aim of making active the seating in offices and public …

Meet Companion, a new travel app that claims it will keep you safe

Can a smartphone <i>really</i> keep you safe? On the face of it, the answer is, of course not. A phone can’t protect you from violent crime any more than a …

Apps