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This chicken’s body is all black, even the organs, meat, and bones!

en_US<p>article<p>Prepare to meet the so-called Lamborghini of Poultry. This is the Ayam Cemani Chicken of Indonesia. It’s a rare breed of chicken, and you …

Masterpieces Of Modern Architecture, Animated

If you’re trying to brush up on Architecture 101, this animation of the world’s most iconic houses is far more fun a learning tool than textbooks. It’s a colorful, flat-design take on masterworks of 20th-century architecture, from Le Corbusier’s Ville Savoy to Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House …

A Futuristic Megacity Grows In . . . Scandinavia?

Though there is no New York-sized city in Scandinavia, the 8 Million City project is pretending like there is. That’s the population size of the …

How-To: Homemade Lightbulb

There are few things that I use everyday (and night), but have no idea how to make, more than lightbulbs. Luckily, Instructables member Mr. Fishers3 has put together a terrific homemade lightbulb tutorial to help us create and appreciate these everyday electrical wonders.<p>This lightbulb is made …

What Charles And Ray Eames Might Have Done With Modern Materials

The Eames fiberglass shell chair has been made in the same way for almost 60 years. A mold covered in glue is dipped into a machine, which constantly spins around, resulting in a skeleton of a million fiberglass threads. This skeleton is then coated in paint, and pressed between two 30,000-pound …

Anticipation: The Psychology of Waiting in Line

We all spend a lot of time waiting in lines -- way more than we'd like. We wait for motor vehicle registration, for tables at popular restaurants, for Black Friday sales, groceries -- and of course, we wait on hold for the cable company.<p>It's fair to say that most of this waiting is tedious and …

Happiness

MIT’s CityHome Is A House In A Box You Control By Waving Your Hand

Think 200 square feet is too small to live in? MIT Media Lab might persuade you otherwise.<p>Two hundred square feet. It’s horrifyingly small, even by New York standards. But a new project called CityHome, by MIT Media Lab’s Changing Places group, can make it feel like you’re living in an apartment …

Google vs. our humanity: How the emerging “Internet of Things” is turning us into robots

<b>(Ociacia, MaraZe via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>More and more, our lives are becoming automated. But what does that really mean for us?<p>Evan Selinger<p>May 22, 2014 5:13pm (UTC)<p>According to a new Pew Research Center report, by the time 2025 rolls around the Internet of Things will dramatically improve our …

How To Avoid The Curse Of Creative Perfectionism

Creativity comes from perseverance–at least according to legendary animated filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, whose work has influenced the likes of Pixar and <i>The Simpsons</i>. In a new book about his incredible career, <i>Turning Point 1997-2008</i>, he describes his creative process as one of avoiding regret:<p>Making …

Everest Rescuers Recover 13th Body From Icy Pass

Search teams recovered a 13th body from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.<p>Another three guides remained missing, and searchers were working …

The 5 Most Annoying Pet Personalities

People who don't know animals very well often assume that all pets are alike. All cats are lazy! All dogs steal food! All cats hate Mondays!<p>Actually, …

Portable Robot Printer Is Like A Roomba That Squirts Ink

“What is a printer?” asked Zuta Labs, then reimagined it as the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer, as small as your hand.<p>Designed by Zuta Labs and now on Kickstarter, the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer is one for the mobile age. It cleverly sheds the bulk of consumer printing by re-imagining what a printer …

MIT Unveils The Shapeshifting Furniture Of The Future

The Transform, from MIT’s Tangible Media Group, changes shape depending upon how users interact with it. Imagine a chair that could transform from an upright rocker to a sumptuous lounge, just by detecting your mood.<p>More Co.Design coverage of Milan Design Week: <br>36 Ways To Reconsider The Weather <br>See …

Engineering

Regulating horizontal movement for pairs of pocket doors

Regulating horizontal movement<p><b>This discussion is only about pocket door installations in pairs.</b> For a single door, the issues of horizontal limits …

Stock Quotes, Business News and Data from Stock Markets

Underwriters: Why do you do this?? : RealEstate

~Why do you ask for the same documents 2 and 3 times?<p>~Why do you wait till a few days before closing to ask the buyer for a doc, then it sits in …

More self-serving bullshit from the National Association of realtors

The NAr released its spin concerning the very poor sales numbers in April. As expected, their words are mostly self-serving bullshit.<p>Irvine Home …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

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A New App For Sharing And Remixing GIFs

From the makers of Zeega, comes Pop, an app that’s both gimmicky and genius.<p>Animated GIFs are the ideograms of the Internet: image and language at once but not quite either one. Animated GIFs often acquire their most expressive power as punctuations or annotations to other stuff: text, photos, …

A City Reduced To Facades

When French native photographer Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy took a stroll through Montreal, what he noticed were the facades. Montreal is a distinctive and pretty city: the old townhouses built from the tan rock of a nearby quarry, the spindly wrought-iron staircases that through a quirk of governance …