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17 STEM toys that teach kids to code

Games for your future tech giant.<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> WorkingMother.com.<p>In response to concern over kids' interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), companies have been churning out cool toys that teach them coding and logic skills. The idea: get kids hooked on …

Kids

Japan's 700-year-old 'oke' craft gets a modern makeover - CNN Style

Japan

These sleek prefabs come with smart home features

Go inside a 720-square-foot “Coodo”<p>Another day, another prefab company trying to lure you into the out-of-the-box home dream. This time, Coodo from Hamburg, Germany, shows off its newly completed project, a 720-square-foot “Coodo 64,” installed in Bielefeld, Germany.<p>With rounded edges (also seen in …

You Can Fold Up These Nearly Unbreakable Solar Panels And Take Them With You

Instead of one solid sheet, these highly portable panels are made from a pliable network of glitter-sized solar cells.<p>A typical solar panel–more than five feet long and encased in glass–isn’t exactly portable. But a new type of solar technology, miniaturized so that each cell is the size of a piece …

Clean Energy

Small Space Solutions: 12 of the Best Corner Tables

You know those products (or people!) that come into your life and you wonder what you ever did without them? Well, that's sort of how corner tables …

How This New Material Can Cool A Rooftop With Zero Energy Consumption

Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder say they’ve created a new material that can work like an air conditioning system for structures. The material can cool down buildings in the hot sun with zero energy and water consumption.<p>The material was developed from a three million dollar grant …

Clean Energy

7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …

Want to Be a Better Dad in 2017? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

Many dads will set out to be better fathers in 2017 than they were in 2016. However, sometimes the parenting resources for dads are lacking, and they're left guessing as to how to improve.<p>All the studies show that the influence fathers have in the lives of their children is far greater than what …

Parenting

Thermoelectric paint generates electricity from almost any heat source

Thermoelectric generators convert heat or cold to electricity (and vice-versa). Normally solid-state devices, they can be used in such things as …

Nanotech

Top 10 Ways to Speed Up Old Technology

Even if you are building a brand new computer, odds are you have some old gear around the house you’d like to get as much life out of as possible. …

Strategies for 5 Common Retirement Surprises

<b>Updated May 2017</b> — No matter how carefully you plan for retirement, you can't predict the future. Just as you leave the work force, a colleague might …

Retirement

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work curated by …

6 Books Entrepreneurs Should Read Every Year

Essential reading for entrepreneurs on strategy and execution<p>While speaking to students at USC's Greif Center of Entrepreneurial Studies this week, I was asked for a list of books that have been most beneficial to me in business. You'll find those titles below, but I wanted to quickly preface why …

These Startups Around The World Turn Trash Into Cash

The average person produces 4.3 pounds of waste every day, 1.6 pounds more than back in 1960. In the United States, 55% of the 220 million tons of waste end up in landfills or the oceans.<p>However, there are imaginative ways of looking at waste. As many communities around the world are moving towards …

Sustainability

adidas Consortium Rod Laver “Python” Pack

Author:<p>John Kim<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>45<p>45<p>SHARES<p>Having been mostly overlooked as it languished in the shadow of the adidas Stan Smith the last …

Shoes

No More Air Conditioners: This “Skin” For Buildings Keeps The Inside Cool With Zero Energy

The facade works with no power at all–not even solar panels–and keeps the temperature comfortable and light bright inside.<p>For most of human history, buildings were essentially net zero energy systems. Thick walls kept out cold and simple windows let in fresh air and daylight. Then came complex, …

Clean Energy

Dwell

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Home Tours

Articles about modern bathroom renovation san francisco on Dwell.com - Dwell

With smart interiors by Arcanum Architecture, a shop in the Mission District attempts to put a new spin on the venerable cup of...<p>In an unusual collaboration among birds, wind, and one of San Francisco’s leading landscape architects, a California designer has...<p>If you've ever embarked on a …

San Francisco

Casa Sierra Leona / JJRR/ARQUITECTURA

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in a residential area on the outskirts of the city of Mexico, in the colonia Lomas de …

Men’s Jewellery - The Best Brands & How To Rock Bling Like A Legend

The popularity of men’s jewellery has seen plenty of highs and lows over the course of fashion history, but we’re happy to report that we seem to be …

Sneakspiration: 50 Ways To Wear Your Sneakers

From sporty athletic sneakers and old-school slip-on styles, to classic Converse and cool high-top kicks, sneakers are a bigger deal than ever. No …

Idealab Backs the $249 MOD-t, the Latest 3-D Printer for the Masses

New Matter is launching an Indiegogo campaign and an Etsy-like market for 3-D designs.<p>The age of the inexpensive 3-D printer has arrived.<p>In recent months, we’ve seen the Peachy Printer, the Micro 3D and the QU-BD One Up, all promising to hit the market for $300 or less.<p>The latest entrant to offer a …

Articles about 5 intelligent urban prefabs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's December/January 2016 issue.<p>When researching the benefits of building with a prefab concrete system, one of the outstanding elements that comes up...<p>The future of the office is about providing a balanced response to the environment and …

Prefab Homes

A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

Interior Design

Animals Drawn with Moiré Patterns | Colossal

<p>This beautiful series of animal illustrations by Milan-based designer Andrea Minini began as a design experiment to obtain complex shapes and depth …

What is Aquaponics? The Ultimate DIY Beginner's Guide

Shares 656<p>What is aquaponics? In recent years it has proven to be one of the most rapidly growing trends among those who want to grow the food we …

A Renovated Attic Apartment in Prague

OOOOX handled the renovation of an attic apartment located in Prague, Czech Republic that was no easy task. The old building uncovered many hidden …

Interior Design

Passively-cooled Caterpillar House built from shipping containers

Caterpillar House is located on a hillside just outside Chile's capital city Santiago, and boasts views of the Andes Mountains. The decision to use …

Apparently People Now Cram Farms Into Shipping Containers

Considering that (1) houses—not to mention Starbucks branches—everywhere are being carved from corrugated steel shipping containers, (2) designers like Sebastian Bergne have devised greenhouses out of things as unusual as transparent Legos, and (3) everyone seems to be a bit obsessed with …

Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future

Populations are growing and cities are booming – but could we soon see skyscrapers turned into centres for crop production? From Chicago warehouses to the south pole growth chamber in Antarctica, the concept of growing food indoors is catching on. Plant scientist Dr Erik Murchie, from the …