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Articles about prefab home can be built day generates twice energy it uses on Dwell.com - Dwell

U.K. design firm DIY Kyoto recently announced the launch of cheaper version of its Wattson, an ingenious little device that not...<p>If you're anything like me, it drives you nuts when a light is left on in a room you—nor anyone in your household—is in. How...<p>With Europe leading the way, …

Prefab Homes

Take an incredible drone flight through the world's biggest cave

Equipped with a DJI Phantom 2, a Canon 6D and a GoPro Hero 4 Black, photographer Ryan Deboodt has produced some stunning footage of Hang Sơn Đoòng, the world's biggest cave.<p>At a length of some 9 kilometres (5.6 miles), Hang Sơn Đoòng in Vietnam, near the Laos border, is the largest known cave in …

Drones

Looks Matter: A Century Of Iconic Food Packaging

We take the packaging our food comes in for granted. Yet many of the boxes, bags and bottles that protect our edibles were once groundbreaking — both in their design and in how they changed our perception of what's inside. Sometimes, packaging is so distinctive, it transforms food from mere …

Graphic Design

The new MacBook's single port comes with a major security risk

After years of development, USB Type-C is making a very big debut. Last week, Apple announced its new MacBook would come with just a single Type-C plug for both power and data, a move that allowed for the slimmest MacBook ever. A few days later, Google unveiled the new version of its flagship …

Crocodiles eating a human shocks British tourists on Zambezi sunset cruise

Conservationists say the body is likely to have been that of a suspected poacher whose group was ambushed by Zimbabwean rangers days earlier<p>British tourists were shocked to see crocodiles eating a man as they took a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River between <b>Zimbabwe</b> and <b>Zambia</b>.<p>The group and their …

Wildlife

A Fun Parody of the Beastie Boys Song ‘Girls’ That Encourages Giving Mom a Nap on Mother’s Day

Missouri stormchaser and photographer Brian Davison of WSXChasing captured an absolutely amazing but horrifying dashcam timelapse showing incoming …

Arrested Development

Look At This Tiny Drone [Video]

This would mean the end of privacy, if wind didn’t exist<p>When learning to fly remotely controlled aircraft, it’s often best to start small. At under two inches a side, the CX-10 Mini Drone is about as small as drones come. Smaller than a graham cracker square, it’s a great introductory tool for …

In spy-agency supervision, U.S. politicians' powers go far beyond Canadian MPs'

The skeletons stacked up in the CIA's closet began tumbling out and the doors burst open four decades ago for a reform of U.S. intelligence oversight.<p>…

Free Encrypted iPhone Comms And 'World First' Private Tablet Unveiled

It’s been a great day for privacy-minded folk, with the launch of free encrypted messaging and calls for Apple’s iPhone, thanks to Open Whisper Systems’ updated Signal application, and what’s being billed by creator Silent Circle as the “world’s first privacy focused tablet”.<p>Signal’s open source …

Privacy

Millions at risk from 'Freak' encryption bug

<b>Microsoft has issued a security warning about a bug that could let attackers spy on supposedly secure communications.</b><p>Called "Freak", the bug was found in software used to encrypt data passing between web servers and web users.<p>Initially the flaw was thought only to affect some users of Android and …

Information Security

ISIS reportedly demolishing another ancient archaeological site in Iraq

Islamic State militants were reportedly demolishing another ancient archaeological site in Iraq on Saturday, the latest in a series of efforts to rid what the terror group says are symbols that promote idolatry.<p>An official with the ministry of tourism and antiquities' archaeological division in …

CIA announces overhaul to respond to ‘modern threats’

The CIA is making sweeping changes to how it operates, in the biggest shake-up in the intelligence agency’s 70-year history.<p>The revamp will focus primarily on cybersecurity and digital espionage, Director John Brennan announced during a press briefing. This will take the form of a streamlining of …

Joe Biden Says Denying Climate Change 'Is Like Denying Gravity', But Not For James Inhofe Who Believes In God

NEW YORK -- Denying climate change is "like denying gravity." That’s the unambiguous message from Joe Biden, the vice president of the United …

Reject terrorist propoganda, terror in the name of religion, solar power in Africa, security in Mexico, India's children

This week's round-up of global commentary includes the danger of consuming Islamic State propaganda, Pakistan's battle against religious extremists, …

10 Bizarre Military Strategies That Actually Worked

As gruesome as war might be, it presents mankind with ample opportunity to showcase its ingenuity and imagination. Theoretically, it should be a …

“Do what we want in Afghanistan, or we’ll have the Americans drone you”: Our immoral drone war — and how the CIA gets used

Time and again, our high-tech warriors and spy agencies have gotten played and killed innocents in the Middle East<p>On January 20, 2009, a new commander in the drone wars appeared. Though the idealistic youths who had campaigned so hard for him in his presidential run may not have noticed, Barack …

The Internet killed privacy: Our liberation, and our capture, are within the same tool

Our historic respect for privacy has become victim to the national security state — and the Web makes it easy<p>It’s true that snooping has been with us from the earliest gossip grapevines linking our grass huts. And we’ve endured modern forms of surveillance such as wiretaps and bugs. But those …

Top US general optimistic about outcome of Tikrit battle

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — The one-two punch of Iranian-back militias and Iraqi government troops is likely to prevail in the unfolding …

Middle East

Confronting Climate Change: What's Taking So Long?

<i>By Bloomberg Custom Content, An Energy Realities Partner</i><p>A series of complex and interconnected challenges face an evolving energy sector.<p>Everyone is eager for change in the world of energy, and the thought and action leaders in the sector are all moving toward the future at—when viewed in …

Fossil Fuels