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Robot does the unthinkable by assembling IKEA furniture in 20 minutes

IKEA is cheap, stylish, and a superb solution for furnishing an entire dwelling on a budget. It’s also the leading cause of divorce in couples who attempt to assemble its furniture at home, according to a poll I just made up for the sake of this joke.<p>Researchers at Nanyang Technological University …

How to beat procrastination (backed by science)

Procrastination has been around since the start of modern civilization.<p>Historical figures like Herodotus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Benjamin …

Procrastination

I Am An Astrophysicist. Here's What Stephen Hawking's Final Paper Was Actually About

On March 14, 2018, the most famous and celebrated scientist known to humanity, Stephen Hawking, died at the age of 76. He left a rich legacy behind in the fields of astrophysics and cosmology, sharing the wonders of the Universe with not only his colleagues but the general public as well. Best …

Watch the formation of the universe and Earth in this cool time-lapse video

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Time-lapse Photography

This 18-mile stretch of Georgia highway is a living laboratory for clean energy

The Ray is a rural testing ground for cutting-edge tech.<p>It’s not often that captains of industry have epiphanies about climate change. So it was remarkable when, after reading <i>The Ecology of Commerce</i> in 1994, carpet manufacturer Ray Anderson set out to clean up his petroleum-intensive operation and …

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This Dutch startup turns plants into batteries

Imagine a lamp. Any lamp. Now imagine having to water it.<p>Dutch product designer Ermi van Oers created Living Light: plants that double as lights. Or lights that double as plants – whichever way you prefer looking at it. The lights run on electricity generated by bacteria in the soil.<p>Here’s how it …

Protons

Elon Musk's Hyperloop dream is closer to becoming a reality

Three university teams have been the first to test drive their pods in SpaceX's depressurized track as part of Elon Musk's Hyperloop competition.<p>The …

Hyperloop

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The Internet is Going Nuts for This Landscape Photographer's Creative Images

Have you heard of the desert lake in Australia with extremely high concentration of salt? Well, it is the Lake Eyre and Murray Fredericks, an …

Old Silo Relocated to Become a Cozy and Modern Home

Living in a silo is unusual, if not a bit crazy by some people’s standards. For some, however, this can be the perfect home. Architect Christoph …

Interior Design

Cylindrical ‘treehouse’ on stilts rises in Cape Town

An enchanting escape<p>This treehouse residence in Cape Town, South Africa, technically does not contain a tree, but it’s certainly influenced by the tall forms surrounding it. Designed by local firm Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design, Paarman Treehouse, as it’s called, comprises four …

We’re about to test out hacking the Earth’s climate. That should scare and inspire you.

With the U.S. backsliding on climate progress under President Donald Trump, and scientists issuing increasingly dire warnings about the quickening …

Climate Change

This 16-Year-Old Revolutionary Is Taking On The Federal Government Over Climate Change

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez was sick of witnessing how the federal government manages our environment. More than that, he was sick of not having a say on the matter.<p>“Branches of government and the entities that are meant to protect people’s voices are no longer doing their job,” he explains.<p>Xiuhtezcatl is …

Barack Obama

See How a Hamptons Weekend House Becomes a Minimalist Retreat

A Belgian expat couple turns to a longtime friend, Francis D’Haene of D’Apostrophe Design, to transform their weekend house into a modern Hamptons haven<p><i>This article originally appeared in the December 2011 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>Four years ago Vincent Herbert, CEO of the Belgian bakery chain …

Architecture

Most People: 'You Can't Drink Water Out of Thin Air'. Scientists: 'Hold My Beaker and Watch This'

Scientists have created a new device that could be the world's toughest soldier in the fight for clean water.<p>You probably enjoyed a nice shower this morning (you <i>are</i> taking cold ones, right?!). Maybe you're tipping back a bottled water without much of a care except your smartphone calendar pings. …

Engineering

Asking Siri this math question will make her play a sick beat

The world recently discovered that one of Siri's hidden talents is that it can beatbox for you. Now, a video of three Indian musicians collaborating …

The Man Who Turned Night Into Day

In the 90s, a team of Russian scientists tried to use a giant space mirror to turn night into day. For a second, they succeeded.<p>Employers have always aimed to maximize worker productivity. Today they might exploit the connectivity of email, smartphones, and Slack to extend the reach of the modern …