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How to Make a Wooden Speaker For Your Phone

This DIY speaker makes an attractive and rugged dance party companion.<p>Your iPhone's dinky speaker will suffice for speakerphone calls and listening to podcasts while you cook, but it's hardly adequate for properly enjoying music. Bluetooth portable speakers are a great solution, sure. But for …

Woodworking

10 HIIT workouts you can do at home

Sometimes, our lifestyles call for a short, convenient workout in lieu of going to the gym. The great thing about High-Intensity Interval Training …

Workouts
Computer Hardware

Articles about 22 expert tips and tricks designing small dwellings on Dwell.com - Dwell

Of course, a little decor is great while on vacations, but it's the rigors of your day to day work routine that can benefit the...<p>Designing kids rooms can be fun, but it’s always challenging.<p>Equipped with 25 years of experience designing bathrooms, Melbourne–based GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens gives us …

New York City

Zelf Koelman's Ferrolic clock uses magnetic ferrofluid to tell the time

This clock by Dutch designer Zelf Koelman spells out the time with magnetic fluid under the control of electromagnets (+ movie).<p>Unlike traditional …

Google Patented a Method to Do Battle With Potholes

It won't fix them, but it will help us keep track of where they are.<p>Potholes are hardly the worst effect of our nation's crumbling infrastructure but they certainly are some of the most annoying. Google just patented a system that might help to solve the problem, or at the very least take the first …

Should Mars Be Independent, Or Just A Colony Of Earth?

Astrobiologist wants to make sure the red planet is independent from the start<p>It’s a popular sci-fi plot: Earth sets up colonies on Mars; Mars colonies grow, developing their own technologies and culture; Mars colonies rebel against overbearing Earth government, demanding independence. It happens …

Six small steps that could add up to giant leaps in spaceships

SPOKANE, Wash. — Is there a better way to power a spaceship? The basic tools of the rocket trade have been refined over the course of nearly nine …

Space Travel

Suspended Glass-Bottomed Pool to be a Swimmable Pathway Between Two Buildings

It's not everyday that multiple buildings are connected via a swimming pool, but that's the plan for two upcoming apartment blocks in London's new Nine Elms district. Marketed as a “world's first,” this suspended basin will be 16-feet wide and 10-feet deep, with a glass bottom so that swimmers can …

Swimming Pools

The First Stage Of The Hyperloop Contest Will Be In Texas

The pods at night, are big and bright<p>Remember that Hyperloop Pod Racing competition we mentioned in June? Yeah, that's still happening.<p>Today, Texas A&M University announced the dates for the design portion of the competition, which will be hosted at TAMU's campus in January of next year.<p>At the …

Watch Ettore Bugatti's Only Airplane Make Its First Flight

A beautiful flight with an imperfect end<p>In June 1940, as the Nazis advanced across Europe, legendary Parisian automobile maker Ettore Buggati hid the body of a unique airplane at his estate outside the city. Untouched by the war, Bugatti’s forward-swept-wing single-seat racer never flew, a strange …

Soccer

Incredibly Steep Bridge in Japan Looks Like a Thrilling Roller Coaster for Drivers

The Eshima Ohashi bridge is the largest rigid-frame bridge in Japan and the third largest in the world, but its uniqueness does not stop there. This incredible structure appears to have an extraordinarily steep incline on both sides, making it look more like a roller coaster that you can enjoy from …

Japan

12 biggest surprises after a week with Apple Watch

Far from being a superfluous device strictly for hard-core Apple fans, the Apple Watch is a surprisingly delightful and useful device.<p>Now that we’ve spent enough time with the latest gadget from the mothership, we’re noticing quite a few sweet little positives (and a couple negatives) about Apple …

Magnetically Levitating Elevators Could Reshape Skylines

They go up, down, and all around<p>With the debut of passenger elevators some 150 years ago, cities were forever changed. Freed from the tyranny of stairwells, architects built as high as they liked. That is, until they ran into another barrier: the weight of steel cables. A new elevator design from …

Skyscrapers

Apple patent explains how USB-C will make every other connector obsolete

Apple still hasn’t owned up to inventing USB-C, the brand new connector featured on its 12-inch MacBook — but Apple patents have all but tied the technology to Cupertino. The latest describes how a do-it-all connector that fits USB-C’s description is going to make every other port you’re using …

House battery to store energy will 'change entire infrastructure of the world'

The Tesla ‘Powerwall’ will allow households to take themselves off the power grid during the most expensive times of the day and store excess solar and wind energy<p>A wall-mounted battery which would store energy from solar panels and wind turbines as well as taking power from the National Grid …