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China has built a radio telescope the size of 30 soccer fields to look for aliens

China has finished the installation of the world's largest radio telescope, according to reports from state media. The last of the telescope's 4,450 triangular panels was fitted into the dish this weekend, ahead of the telescope's planned launch in September. The Five Hundred Meter Aperture …

20 Rare Photos You Have Probably Never Seen. The Last One Is Just Mind Blowing

Check out these 20 rare photos that show you famous historical events in a different light. Some of them you've likely never seen before.<p>1. In 1947, …

(fos) creates an illuminated installation out of paint and tape - The Fox Is Black

(fos) is a young multi-disciplinary design team out of Madrid and Barcelona who are already turning heads with their first project. Using only tape …

Blu Homes Balance Metro Designed for Narrow Lots

Designed for narrow infill and suburban lots, the new Balance Metro from Blu Homes integrates Blu’s latest high tech and performance features.<p>The …

Surreal Painted Faces Make Us Question What We Are Seeing

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov explores the visually transformative power of paint and makeup in his <i>2D or not 2D</i> and <i>Angry Beards</i> projects. Both bodies of work are part of the photographer's overarching <i>Art of Face</i> series that includes an ever-growing collection of beauty shots …

A Kit To Build Your Own Computer Controls

What if you could snap together a customized desktop of knobs, sliders, and buttons as easily as building with Legos?<p>Touch screens and gesture technologies can seem like the end-all-be-all of interface. But they aren’t. You only need look so far as MIT or Disney Research to see that in the digital …

A Rocking Chair Named Re

Re is a beautiful rocking chair that looks like a sculpture by French designer Clement Diaz that makes a nod to the modernism of the 1920s. I love …

Blue Bottle’s Vision For The Perfect Coffee-Shop Design

Blue Bottle Coffee recently secured a $20 million funding round, a chunk of which will be put toward reinventing a more elegant café experience. One based on the Apple Store, and Proust.<p>Rare is the person who derives equal inspiration from Steve Jobs and Marcel Proust. But spend some time talking …

Kawasaki J Concept Motorbike Morphs to Suit Your Riding Style

Kawasaki has unveiled its latest futuristic vehicle at the Tokyo Motor Show: <b>Kawasaki J Concept Motorbike</b>. It’s beautifully insane three-wheeled …

The Ikea Of Bikes Is Ready To Ship

The much-touted self-assembled Sandwichbike starts shipping December 1.<p>With bicycle culture and craft in ascendance, bike fever has spread past the artisanal frame builders and fixie fanatics to infest the every man. To wit: the fall launch of the Sandwichbike (anticipated by us earlier this year) …

Articles about angular futuristic house georgia on Dwell.com - Dwell

The Decatur, Georgia, residence belonging to two book authors is an angular exercise in creating a dynamic structure.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture …

Enhancing the Feeling of Space: The Cresta Residence Designed by Jonathan Segal FAIA

There are those who say that “Less is more” and then, there are those who express their dissatisfaction and state that “Less is never more—less is …

The 24 Most Adorable Kids Halloween Costumes

As we continue on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume, we turn our attention to adorable costumes for kids. Little ones have it pretty good in the costume department, mostly because they can turn even the more grown-up costumes (read: Lady Gaga or Edward Scissorhands) into absolute cuteness. …

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How to Photograph Snowflakes—With a Really Cheap Camera

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>Somehow,</b> Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, whose Flickr is well worth your time, takes absolutely beautiful of snowflakes, a subject notoriously hard to capture. And he does it with a two-hundred-buck auto-zoom camera. Meaning that, yep, with a …

“100mph Bike”

<b>May 09.13 – “100mph bike”</b><p>The 100mph bike, speed bike or any one of the working titles that has been used for this project by the people involved. Its …

Joshua Tree's Hypnotically Reflective Desert Shack

<i>Lucid Stead</i> is an architectural installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III that takes an existing structure in the deserts of Joshua Tree, California and revitalizes it with mirrors, LED lights, and custom built technology to accentuate the beauty of the bare landscape. Aptly referred to as an …

Microsoft says Windows Phone has hit ‘critical mass’ with latest app push

With today’s announcement that Instagram has arrived for Windows Phone along with Waze (Mint and Xbox Video are still “coming soon”), Windows Phone …

Twitter appears to be experimenting with predicting viral tweets

It looks like Twitter is experimenting if they are able to predict which tweets are going to go viral with a new account that’s extremely similar to previous experiments @magicrecs and @eventparrot.<p>A mysterious new account (@magicstats) has appeared with a bio that reads as follows:<p>I favorite the …

Google Chrome extension brings hands-free voice search to the PC

Although the Chrome browser has had voice-powered search for a while now, today Google is bringing hands-free Google voice search over to the PC, courtesy of a brand new Chrome extension. Using the extension, searching by voice is now as easy as saying <i>“Ok Google”</i>.<p>Considering that Thanksgiving is …

Xbox One: Digital Home Base for the Living Room

As Microsoft’s new Xbox One game console shows up in homes across the country this holiday season, gamers are high-fiving. But their siblings, …

This Spray Makes Streets Glow In The Dark

Pro-Teq Surfacing, a U.K.-based firm, has patented a liquid that can simply be sprayed onto tarmac, concrete, timber, or any solid surface. After it hardens in about 30 minutes, it begins absorbing UV rays from ambient light and releases them after dark. The result? A shiny, shimmery pathway that …

A Future Without Your Favorite Foods: GhostFood Lets You Smell The Soon To Be Extinct

An art project explores a world where climate change has eliminated key produce, and the olfactory ghosts it’ll leave behind.<p>As scientists have firmly established, our sense of smell is inextricably linked to our long-term memory. As a form of nasal nostalgia, we are actually able to conjure vivid …

Ghost Food: an art exhibit shows how we might eat after global warming

What would you do in a world without cod, chocolate, or peanut butter?<p>In 2011, the runner peanut — used in peanut butter — had its worst harvest in three decades after a summer of severe heat and drought. Not long after, researchers suggested that the North Sea cod’s slow recovery from chronic …

Researchers discover new bomb-detecting radar method inspired by dolphins

Researchers have discovered a new radar technique that could be used to find an improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in a pile of trash on the road, and the finding was inspired from an unlikely source: dolphins. The technology could also be used to find buried earthquake victims, animals marked …

The Big Idea: Craig Venter On the Future of Life

Welcome to the future of life: synthetic life, that is. Craig Venter talks about his new book, where he argues that our genetic code is becoming …

Your body is the next frontier in cybercrime

If you think it’s enough of a chore trying to stop thieves stealing your credit card details and hacking your Facebook, imagine trying to stop them getting into your pancreas.<p>Advances in healthcare mean that in-body devices to treat chronic conditions or even just make you perform better as a human …

How Google Glass will usher in an era of superhuman vision - ExtremeTech

By on October 24, 2013 at 3:12 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Stanford professor Marc Levoy, …

Bond is a smart wristband designed to save your long-distance relationship

The internet, with its capacity to connect people from afar, has just met its touch-based analog. It’s called Bond, and though it’s still at the crowd-funding stage, it’s so simple it just might work. Bond is a small, white rectangle, and when you touch it, it causes its companion Bond to vibrate, …