Robert Roland

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One of the world's most innovative architects just released these free designs for affordable homes

AP<p>In January, Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena won a Pritzker Prize , architecture's equivalent to the Nobel Prize, for his commitment to …

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Why it's crazy to expect Tesla to grow like a tech stock

This kind of price appreciation is based on one thing and one thing only: the conviction that Tesla will be worth much, much more in the future than it is now.<p>As such, many of the experts and analysts who follow Tesla on the financial side treat the automaker as a tech company, not as a car company.<p>…

A Seawall That Proves Strong Infrastructure Can Be Pretty, Too

Heavy doesn’t have to mean ugly.<p>In the alternately dour and idealistic world of water infrastructure, there are some pretty clearly delineated Good Guys and Bad Guys. The Bad Guys are everywhere: gray concrete culverts, drainage pipes, and seawalls that use brute force to shove water out of sight …

New Vertical Cabin Design Stacks Passengers to Increase Room in Economy

A patent filed by Airbus this year, which considered using vertical space in the cabin to make more room for passengers, was not universally well …

Apple's new iPhone battery case is basically a Mophie

If you could change one thing about your iPhone, what would it be? If you're like me, it's the battery life.<p>No matter what Apple does to improve …

Mobile Technology

How many PlayStation 2s would make a Galaxy S6?

Did you know that two Nintendo Entertainment Systems combined have the same computing power as the Apollo Guidance Computer that sent men to the moon? Or that the Samsung Galaxy S6 phone has as much power as five PlayStation 2s under its hood?<p>Those are the conclusions of website Experts Exchange, …

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The Other Giant Leap: What Happened to the First Man to Walk in Space

No one knows what the first words of the almost-first man on the moon would have been. They surely would have been contemplated well in advance. No …

How to Gather Quantitative Data on User Behaviors

For the closed card sort on Yelp’s homepage, we asked participants how often they used Yelp, and how often they used the search filters, so that we could filter our data based on users with more or less experience. Knowing how many people used search filters would also give us an insight into how …

The leaders who ruined Africa, and the generation who can fix it

Before he hit eighteen, Fred Swaniker had lived in Ghana, Gambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. What he learned from a childhood across Africa was that …

What the Social Progress Index can reveal about your country

The term Gross Domestic Product is often talked about as if it were “handed down from god on tablets of stone.” But this concept was invented by an …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

#theLIST: Iman's Ageless Chic Boutique

The style icon inspires a fashionable life with her new IMAN Ageless Chic Pinterest, plus an exclusive boutique on ShopBAZAAR.<p>The style icon inspires a fashionable life with her new IMAN Ageless Chic Pinterest, plus an exclusive boutique on ShopBAZAAR.

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