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SYNWHA Consortium Wins Competition to Design Waterfront Park for Busan North Port

The Busan Port Authority (BPA) has named the <b>SYNWHA</b> Consortium winners of an international competition for the Busan North Port Redevelopment in South …

Can Bjarke Ingels’s Ambitious, 20-Year Plan Revitalize The Smithsonian?

The Danish architect faces a big challenge in bringing his eclectic style to a stodgy site.<p>Bjarke Ingels, who, at 40, is the architecture world’s wunderkind, has been tasked with the immense project of renovating and revitalizing the Smithsonian Institution on the south side of the National Mall in …

The New Sandy Hook Elementary School Is All About Invisible Security

When the 2016 school year starts, students and faculty will return to Sandy Hook Elementary School for the first time since a gunman killed 20 …

Amazing architecture, a kaleidoscope of colours and breathtaking symmetry: Stunning images show the beauty of Iranian mosques

• <b>24-year-old physics student Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji captures the mind-boggling beauty of Iran's mosques</b>• <b><br>An amateur photographer on the side, Ganji</b> …

How Brisbane's Translational Research Institute Revolutionizes Medicine Through Architecture

<i>In Brisbane, the largest research institute for medicine south of the equator, the Translational Research Institute (TRI), is transforming the world</i> …

Architecture

Off-Grid Green Prefab Home, California

The off-grid green prefab home in California is designed to be self-sufficient, independent and closely connected to the nature, this prefab home is …

arata isozaki comments on zaha hadid's revised tokyo stadium design

<b>it is no secret that zaha hadid’s 2020 olympic stadium in tokyo has been under intense scrutiny since the design was revealed 2 years ago, sparking</b> …

House by Philip Stejskal can be "locked down" with shutters that blend into the facade

Australian studio Philip Stejskal Architecture has equipped a white timber extension to a 1890s duplex with shutters and sliding panels that …

LEED Platinum sustainable prefab home

Designed for “smart” active lifestyle, this ultra modern 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom 2085 sqft LEED Platinum sustainable prefab home includes a large …

NQ House / Nha Dan Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> We proposed to balance the entire volume consisting of the bedrooms on one side with the swimming pool …

Innovation District needs a human touch

Greater Boston has a history of creating complete new neighborhoods in relatively sudden splurges. The South End, the Back Bay, the abandoned …

Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi

Gallery: Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi<p>Gallery: Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi<p>+ 5<p>+ 4<p>+ 3<p>The latest …

Here’s an early look at Samsung’s software on Android L for the Galaxy S5

Google’s Android L software will surely be pre-installed on the next Nexus phone. Recent phones will get the software too at some later point. And …

New Look At Leonardo da Vinci Masterpiece Shows Even Geniuses Second-Guess Themselves

Leonardo da Vinci may have been a genius, but that doesn't mean he never second-guessed himself.<p>In a new book, optical engineer Pascal Cotte explains how a new imaging technology known as the layer amplification method (LAM) helped show that Leonardo painted two previous versions of his "Lady with …

Stem cells derived from different types of fat express different cell-surface markers

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have a natural ability to differentiate into various cell types, such as muscle, cartilage and bone. They can be …

Success! Cassini flies by Titan, collects intel on mysterious lakes

NASA's Cassini mission flew past Titan early Wednesday morning, successfully completing a complex maneuver that will help scientists better understand one of the solar system's most intriguing moons.<p>Beginning around midnight, a team of scientists and engineers guided the spacecraft into an orbit …

Astronomy

APOD: Over the Top (2014 Jun 19) Image Credit & Copyright: Luc Perrot http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140619.html Explanation: The central bulge of our Milky Way Galaxy rises above a sea of clouds in this ethereal scene. An echo of the Milky Way's dark dust lanes, the volcanic peak in foreground silhouette is on France's Réunion Island in the southern Indian Ocean. Taken in February, the photograph was voted the winner of the 2014 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest's Beauty of the Night Sky Category. This and other winning and noteable images from the contest were selected from over a thousand entries from 55 countries around planet Earth. Also featured in the contest compilation video (vimeo), the moving images are a testament to the importance and beauty of our world at night. http://www.lucperrot.fr/ http://twanight.org/contest Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140619 #APOD

A Lunar Discovery Reveals The Secret To Building Deflector Shields

Radiation in space is one of the major obstacles to human exploration of the solar system. Astronauts on a round-trip to Mars could be exposed to …

Magnetism

Google’s quantum computer just flunked its first big test

When the D-Wave 2 was first released last year, it was accompanied by a tidal wave of hype. The machine was a self-proclaimed quantum computer, commercially available to anyone with $15 million to spend, and attracting the attention of everyone from NASA to the NSA. One of the computer’s buyers was …

Calling Interference On The Sun

Bad news: solar flares are becoming more of a threat. Good news: we get photos like this.<p>On March 29 at 1:48 p.m. EST, the sun issued a massive X1 flare that caused a brief radio blackout on the sunlit side of Earth. Because the atmosphere insulates technology from most solar-weather effects, …

Russia Just Finished A Submarine It Has Spent 20 Years Building

The 1990s are back, and they're nuclear.<p>There are college sophomores who were born after Russia began building its newest submarine. The K-329 Severodvinsk (re-designated the K-560 Severodvinsk in late 2013) is a submarine powered by a nuclear reactor and is made to hunt other submarines, ships, …

APOD: Rio at Night (2014 Jun 20) Image Credit & Copyright: Babak Tafreshi (TWAN) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140620.html Explanation: In this night skyscape setting stars trail above the western horizon over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a venue for the 2014 World Cup. Gentle arcs from the bright, colorful stars of Orion are near the center of the frame, while the starfield itself straddles planet Earth's celestial equator during the long exposure. Of course, trails from more local lights seem to create the strident paths through the scene. Air traffic smears an intense glow over an airport at the far right, while helicopters fly above the city and boats cruise near the coast. Striping the waterfront are tantalizing reflections of bright lights along Rio's central beaches, Botafogo and Flamengo. Near the horizon, the brightest fixed light is the famous Cristo statue overlooking Rio at night. http://www.twanight.org/tafreshi http://www.dreamview.net/ http://www.facebook.com/Babak.A.Tafreshi Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140620 #APOD #TWAN

US scientists may have been exposed to anthrax

FBI investigating after 75 workers may have come into contact with the live bacteria at a government facility<p>As many as 75 scientists and staff in US government laboratories in Atlanta may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria after researchers failed to follow safety procedures, prompting an …

Microbiology

Ancient Dwarf 'Starburst Galaxies' Shed New Light On Early Universe

Brilliant bursts of star formation in distant dwarf galaxies seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope could reveal new information about the early history of the universe, scientists say.<p>Galaxies churn out new stars all the time, but most of the universe's stars formed between two and six billion …