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Canadarm 2 set to make 30th ‘catch’

In the 1990s Toronto Blue Jays’ centre fielder Devon White was famous for his ability to make graceful, leaping catches that seemed to defy the laws of physics.<p>Just up the road, engineers at Spar Aerospace in Brampton, Ontario, were designing the Canadarm 2, little realizing that their creation …

Unlocking the hidden life of Frida Kahlo

An exhibition in London displays thousands of the iconic artist’s clothes and possessions alongside her paintings.<p>“I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best,” said the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. And Kahlo’s iconic, cult status owes much to her striking …

Art

The life span of an airplane in photos

House Plans Under 100 Square Meters: 30 Useful Examples

The challenge of designing a house with a tight budget and space constraints, together with the essential duty of responding correctly to the …

Canada to launch new border security app that could go global

The federal government is embarking on a new pilot program that will allow people to cross borders faster if they create a digital profile filled …

Personal Information

This Startup Is Using Pollution to Help Build a Clean Energy Future

It could shift the economics of energy towards renewables<p>Everywhere you look today, it seems like we're on the brink of a clean energy revolution. Electric car sales are estimated to have topped a million units in 2017. Wind and solar installations are booming with rapidly declining costs. Goldman …

Why You'll Want to Visit Vienna Right Now

Vienna’s breathtaking beauty, delicious cakes and rich cultural legacy make it an ideal European travel destination.<p>While sipping on a mélange …

10.Creative Drink / CM Design

"10.Creative Drink"is an commercial shop renovation project after the "T.LOFT Concept Experience Museum" located in urban village at Futian District, …

Google’s plan to revolutionise cities is a takeover in all but name

Last June Volume, a leading magazine on architecture and design, published an article on the GoogleUrbanism project. Conceived at a renowned design institute in Moscow, the project charts a plausible urban future based on cities acting as important sites for “data extractivism” – the conversion of …

Once So Chic and Swooshy, Freeways Are Falling Out of Favor

BUFFALO — The Scajaquada Corridor is a city dweller’s dreamland, a culture-vulture Valhalla. Within two miles there is a restored Frank Lloyd Wright house you can visit, an art museum with Picassos and Gauguins, three college campuses, a zoo and a history museum in a majestic Greek Revival building …

Yorkville faces another wave of change

The pressures of condo development are encroaching on a neighbourhood that has fought to maintain an identity forged in the bohemian 1960s<p>Sometimes, a city gets exactly what it needs when it needs it.<p>For instance, the year the CN Tower opened was the same year Toronto finally eclipsed Montreal to …

No one should be surprised at Trump's thoughts about Charlottesville

No one who's paid any attention to what's been happening in the U.S. for the last two years could dare ask after Charlottesville, "How did it come to …

Why a city block can be one of the loneliest places on earth

<b>People gather on Doyers Street in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) (AP)</b><p>Even entire apartment buildings can lack a sense of community<p>Eve Andrews<p>July 16, 2017 12:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared onGrist.<p>Recently, a Grist reader …

New York City

Canadian Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas finds a home at the Met

A work by a Canadian Haida artist has been installed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in a location where contemporary art borders Indigenous art, and the curator who orchestrated its installation is thrilled about it.<p>Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas's <i>Yelthadaas</i>, recently acquired by the …

You Can Take One of America's Most Breathtaking Train Rides for Only $97

You can travel from Seattle to Los Angeles all for less than $100.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to see the West Coast without the hassle of driving, then we …

Trains

The best and worst arthouse film remakes

Remakes are supposed to be exhilarating. Theoretically, they’re an act of artistic wish-fulfilment. Cinema plunges into its archives and rewrites the past to glorious effect. But then again, how often are you pumping your fist for a remake? When life is short and movies are too long, do you really …

Gus Van Sant

ronan & erwan bouroullec install outdoor sitting rings in denmark

‘OUI’ by <b>ronan and erwan bouroullec</b> marks the launch of a year long collaboration between kunsthal aarhus and <b>kvadrat</b>, presenting site-situational, …

Design

The Mall Isn't Dead, It's Just Changing

Hong Kong figured out how to make shopping malls a sensible part of the urban fabric. Can this model go global?<p>Today thousands of empty suburban malls dot the American landscape. Describing decaying buildings and cracked asphalt parking lots, eulogy after eulogy arrives at the same conclusion: The …

Hong Kong

Coworking space features 1,000 plants for a healthier, open plan office

Adding green plants to offices not only enlivens what might otherwise be dull and sterile spaces, but has also been proven to increase productivity, …

How the Canadarm changed spaceflight

Inside the Canadarm<p>For three decades, Canadarm was the versatile workhorse of the space shuttle program, ideal for handling large payloads, for reaching around to look at the underside of the shuttle and for serving as a platform for space walkers. A key feature in the original design was the “end …

The new underground railroad to Canada

In the college town of Grand Forks, N.D., Osaa Ahmed would not have to hide his homosexuality like he had to in Ghana. The last full day he spent in …

John Doyle: New CTV series Cardinal is landmark Canadian TV

It's there in the stillness, the cold and snow. It's there in the subtle emotional shifts and quiet intensity of the responses. It is there in the unsayable being left unsaid. The viewer is trusted to connect, to respond without being led by the hand through the tangled storyline about bereavement, …

The Climate Tile by Tredje Natur aims to stop cities flooding

A new type of modular tile promises to help reduce flooding in cities hit by increased rainfall due to climate change.<p>The streets of Copenhagen will …

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

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Justin Trudeau's trillion-dollar question | The Star

Justin Trudeau had been prime minister for barely two months when he made his first visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, a gaudy alpine day …

Meet the Australian Artist Shrinking Cities into Dioramas

Tiny, garbage-filled alleyways, mini dumpsters, and shrunken, graffiti-covered brick walls are the brainchildren of Joshua Smith.<p>The little things really do matter for artist Joshua Smith. An Australia-based artist, Smith been running an art gallery while simultaneously maintaining a career as a …

More Beautiful Sci-Fi Art From Simon Stålenhag

<i>Things from the Flood</i> is the second book from Simon Stålenhag, following on from his first, <i>Tales from the Loop</i>. They’re collections of his beautiful …

Okay, really, what’s with Trump’s hair?

<i>Ian Buruma is professor of democracy, human rights and journalism at Bard College, and the author of</i> Year Zero: A History of 1945.<p>---------------------------------------<p>Much has been written about Donald Trump's peculiar hairstyle, the kind of puffy, dyed comb-over one would associate with a …