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Graphene's Superconductive Power Has Finally Been Unlocked, And It's Crazier Than We Expected

Okay, wow.<p>It's official: graphene has been made into a superconductor in its natural state - which means electrical current can flow through it with …

These efficient modern prefabs raise the bar for shipping container homes

Delivered in 10 weeks<p>In our roundup of eco-friendly prefab homes you can buy right now, one of the newest companies featured is Honomobo, based in the Canadian province of Alberta. Launched last spring, the company builds modern homes, offices, studios, multi-family complexes, and more out of …

Japanese Whisky Is Fast Becoming the New Pappy Van Winkle

In 1918, a Japanese scientist named Masataka Taketsuru visited Scotland to take an organic chemistry class and study the art of whisky making. During …

How to set up a personalized start page on your own domain that works everywhere

There are several browser add-ons to add frequently visited sites and other features to your blank New Tab page, but I prefer using a custom start page hosted on my domain instead.<p>It’s a simple page that just contains a bunch of links in columns, along with a clock and a Google search box. I run …

Super-efficient solar cells can power homes in unforgiving areas

Scientists have long talked about black silicon (that is, silicon with nano-sized structures) having the potential to trump conventional solar power, and there's now some proof that this is happening. Aalto University researchers have developed black silicon solar cells that achieve a record 22.1 …

Unorthodox Sprite drone tolerates abuse and actually flies

When you picture a consumer drone, something bulky with four or six props <i>à la</i> DJI probably pops to mind. But the folks behind a new model on Kickstarter think that such UAVs have two big problems -- namely, they're hard to carry and break easily if you mess up. They built The Sprite to overcome …

Articles about modest japanese home surfers paradise on Dwell.com - Dwell

A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>Situated steps from the Costa Rican shore, this weekend retreat prioritizes playtime on the coast.<p>After visiting the dwellings of countless surfers from all over the world for four years, Indoek is …

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10 Modern Prefabs We’d Love to Call Home

m2 is a custom prefab designed by Balance Associates Architects, which is made up of 2 Medium modules from their S-M-L series. The cabin-like retreat …

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Articles about worlds first carbon positive prefab house on Dwell.com - Dwell

Believed to be the first house printed using mobile 3D printing technology, a 38-square-meter surface structure has sprung up in...<p>A mixed-use development transforms a site where the stone that built Bath was unearthed.<p>Three months ago, this was the site of Leo Marmol's new prefabbed residence in …

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Classical Surfboard Designs Inspired by 15th-Century European Artwork

Surf culture is perhaps not usually associated with fine, classical art, but one company has combined the unlikely elements in a fantastic, limited-edition line of surfboard designs inspired by European art.<p>One design set is a three-part rendition of the 15th-Century, wool-and-silk Dutch tapestry,</i> …

Palestinian activist convicted of immigration fraud in Detroit

DETROIT (Reuters) - A Palestinian activist was found guilty on Monday of immigration fraud for failing to reveal to U.S. authorities that she had been convicted and served time in Israel for a 1969 supermarket bombing that killed two people.<p>After a trial last week in a federal court in Detroit, …

U.S. man held in immigration detention for more than three years

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Davino Watson languished in a detention center in Buffalo, New York, for 3-1/2 years awaiting deportation on orders from immigration authorities. The only problem: Watson is an American citizen.<p>Now the Jamaican-born Watson, released in 2011, is suing the U.S. government and a …

When the Government Wanted a Database of Everyone's IQ

Today people worry about NSA spying. Fifty years ago it was intelligence tests. The conversation hasn't changed.<p>In November of 1967, The Atlantic's cover featured an evil Uncle Sam generating data readouts in a dark control room. The journalist behind the cover story, Arthur Miller, noted at the …