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Kunio Okawara, The Man Who Designed 'Gundam' And Created The Profession Of Mechanical Design

When it comes to the profession of mechanical design, there really is only one person that comes to mind, mainly because he invented the role and has since gone onto influence anime, manga and games for nearly half a century now. I am of course referring to Kunio Okawara and I was lucky enough to …

Anime

Luxurious Eco-Friendly Mansion Exists Entirely Below Ground

For those wanting to lessen their negative impact on the environment, the best place to build is down. Known as “underground homes” or “low-impact houses,” these structures minimize the amount of green space used by containing entire buildings below the Earth's surface. Two English firms–NC Homes …

Swimming Pools

Beauty: America’s best products

I’m recently home from America, where, as always, I spent too much money on beauty products I don’t need. “It’s my job – my hands are tied,” I tell myself as I wait in line with intriguing bottles of afro shampoo, 12 types of Ardell lashes and tubs of face cream shaped like granny smiths …

Anti-aging

Garden Igloo 360 Geodesic Dome Gives You Comfortable Outdoor Living Space

<b>Garden Igloo 360 Geodesic Dome</b> is a multipurpose dome that can add a nice touch to any outdoor living space. It can function as your garden storage, …

Half of the World's Marine Life is Gone

Half of the World's Marine Life is Gone<p>via mashable.com<p>A recent study conducted by the World Wildlife Fund and Zoological Society of London has revealed that—between 1970 and 2012—nearly half of the ocean’s fish population was wiped out. The combined effects of overfishing and climate change have …

Edward Hopper

Paper-making Mobility

From books to money, there are some 20,000 identifiable uses for paper around the world and the Paper Push-Scooter is the latest! This manufactured …

A Hoodie That Gives You Back Massages All Day Long

Look at Mark Zuckerberg carefully. Underneath that hoodie, it’s hard to believe the Facebook’s founder isn’t hiding a Quasimodo-like lump of vertebral complaints. And chances are the rest of those coders-turned-hoodie-wearers need back massages too.<p>Aira is a hoodie that hides a massage unit inside, …

Oregon's "Lost Lake" Drains Down a Perplexing Hole

Mount Hood National Forest's Lost Lake is the source of a natural phenomenon that has Oregon residents stumped. When winter arrives, nearby streams drain into the lake and cause it to fill with water. While this occurrence isn't out of the ordinary, the lake <i>does</i> undergo a confusing transformation …

2015 Dyson Award Finalist Faves: Shock-Absorbing High Heels

Yasuyuki Yamada adds ergonomic comfort to a painful style of footwear<p>I have plenty of female friends who enjoy wearing high heels for their aesthetic …

How Pantone Became The Definitive Language Of Color

Pantone is more than a color language for designers—it’s grown into a global design force. But is that good?<p>A few minutes into the <i>Wizard of Oz</i>, Dorothy opens her eyes and surveys the Technicolor world around her. Dorothy follows the Yellow Brick Road, she arrives at the Emerald City, and she clicks …

Meet 30 innovators finding African solutions for African problems

Quartz has chosen 30 innovators in Africa for their creative approaches to local problems in business, politics, culture and health and more. They will be honored on Monday (Sep. 14) at the Quartz Africa Innovators summit. Yinka Adegoke, Quartz Africa editor, says:<p>The narrative in Africa has moved …

Africa

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Top 10

This sand castle hotel is your inner child's end-of-summer dream come true

Sand castles excite the imagination, so it was only a matter of time before someone figured out how to make it possible to actually stay in one.<p>The …

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to …

Japanese Paper Cutting Could Be The Key To Better Solar Power

The University of Michigan has figured out how to use kirigami to make solar panels up to 40% more efficient.<p>Kirigami isn’t quite as well known as it’s flashier cousin, origami, but the Japanese paper cutting technique is already being implemented in innovative new technology designs. Next up for …