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Plastic roads may put asphalt to shame

The days of putting up with crumbling asphalt streets might just come to an end. Construction company VolkerWessels has revealed plans for recycled plastic roads that are both more sustainable <i>and</i> more practical than old-fashioned blacktop. Besides reusing material, they'd last about three times …


Cute robot politely shows self-awareness

A robot allegedly demonstrates basic self-awareness while attempting to solve a classic logic puzzle.<p>We're a very long way from a robot that can think like a human -- if, indeed, it's a possibility at all -- but if it is going to happen, several things have to fall into place.<p>One big step toward a …


Lexus' hoverboard 'is like floating on a cushion of air'

The Lexus hoverboard is real, folks. It's not computer-generated imagery you're looking at, and it's not smoke and mirrors. In fact, what looks a lot like smoke emanating from below the Japanese luxury brand's hoverboard is actually caused by the liquid nitrogen required to keep the 'board's …


Official 11 Year Time-Lapse Movie of One World Trade Center

World Trade Center

Daniel Kish: How I use sonar to navigate the world

Palm Sunday celebrated worldwide – in pictures

Feast marks the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem and ushers in Holy Week ceremonies among Christians across the globe

Antonio Banderas

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.


Previews from McLaren, Lexus, Cadillac set stage for New York auto show

The 115th annual New York auto show starts next week -- we'll see new cars from McLaren and Cadillac, not to mention exciting updates, from a hybrid Toyota RAV4 to a new Nissan Maxima.<p>Since 1900, the very dawn of the automotive era, the New York auto show has served to showcase new vehicles. And …


Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

A pair of engineering students created a new type of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out flames.<p>Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, …


15 best Android games of 2017

Gaming on mobile has been improving at a far greater rate than any technology that came before it. Android games seems to hit new heights every year. With the release of Android Nougat and Vulkan API, it only stands to get better and better over time. It won’t be long before mobile sees some even …

Grand Theft Auto

How Your USB Cables Are About to Change Forever


iPad Mini

LED smart shoes turn your dance into a light show

A pair of shoes is fitted with around 100 individual LEDs and advanced motion sensors for a light show that responds to your movements as you dance.<p>They're like those light-up shoes that you had when you were a kid -- the ones that blink and flash, activated by the pressure of your tread -- but …


Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand

IE will live on, but only as plumbing for Windows<p>While Microsoft has dropped hints that the Internet Explorer brand is going away, the software maker has now confirmed that it will use a new name for its upcoming browser successor, codenamed Project Spartan. Speaking at Microsoft Convergence …

Internet Explorer

SXSW 2015: These Undulating, 3D-Printed Clothes Are Pretty Amazing

Dry clean only, do not wash or tumble dry<p>Ruff 3D-printed garment<p>Dutch designer Pauline van Dongen argues fashion is in desperate need of a revolution. In her eyes, the industry is so concerned with producing stock that no one is making enough time for rethinking the textile production process. …

3D Printing

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

The Brain

The man who ‘invented’ Impressionism

It’s hard to believe that Monet, Degas and Renoir once faced hostility from the art world. Alastair Sooke reveals how one man changed everything.<p>Few movements in the history of art feel as familiar as Impressionism. Barely a week goes by without Monet and his contemporaries generating headlines for …


Who will buy a $10,000 Apple Watch Edition?

This is Apple's Vertu<p>They actually did it.<p><b>Update:</b> Read our Apple Watch review.<p>The Apple Watch Edition will start at $10,000 and will go all the way up to $17,000, Apple’s most expensive consumer-focused product ever. It’s undeniably pricy, but Apple is going after the high-end Swiss watch market, …


A 3D-Printed Car Inspired By The Leaf Of A Plant

German engineering firm EDAG took inspiration from the leaf of a plant for its 3D-printed Light Cocoon concept car, which debuts at the Geneva Motor Show, open to the public through March 15.<p>Rather than printing the entire body shell of the vehicle out of a rigid composite material, as startup …

3D Printing

Obama Returns To Selma For 50th Anniversary Of Historic March

It's the kind of moment rich with history — a moment to reflect on a searing date in the civil rights struggle, and to do so with the nation's first African-American president taking center stage at the memorial ceremonies. It's a time and place to reflect on where we have been and where we have …

Black History

Proper Handshake Etiquette in 14 Countries

Every country has its own customs, so it's important to brush up before going to a new place. Sometimes even the simplest things—like handshakes—can …

Sub-Saharan Africa

What's the Difference Between i.e. & e.g.?

<i>Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips and is known for her Grammar Girl website, podcast, and games.</i><p>Misusing these two abbreviations …


5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Architecture

Architects from 2015’s most innovative companies look into their crystal balls and divine the ways the built environment will evolve.<p>What does the future of the architecture industry hold? We asked experts from some of the world’s most innovative companies to look into their crystal balls and …


What does your ideal floating city look like? Submit your ideas to the Seasteading Institute architecture competition for a shot at $2K! | Design Competitions

Know of a cool competition? Submit it to inhabitat ><p>DESIGN COMPETITIONS<p>1 result<p>filter by... deadline: discipline:<p>With population numbers booming and …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …


The Magic Trick That Could Help Students Pay For College

<b>Read part one of our reporting on the FAFSA, "Shrink The FAFSA? Good Luck With That"</b><p>It's deadline time for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Better known as the FAFSA.<p>The daunting application — with its 108 questions — stands between many college hopefuls and much-needed financial …

World Health Organization: Limit Headphone Time To An Hour Per Day

Turned-up audio players and noisy locales are putting millions of young ears at risk<p>Cranking up the tunes today may lead to the inability to hear them tomorrow, according the World Health Organization. Young people tend to turn the volume too high on their mobile music devices, as well as frequent …

World Health Organization

20 Exciting jQuery Mobile Plugins for 2015

Today, it is clear that every site needs to have a mobile-optimized interface that will improve the experience of mobile visitors as internet is …


McLaren gives a sneak peek at the 675LT (pictures)

Latest Stories<p>Hyundai scoops up more ex-M talent to help build fast cars<p>Nissan celebrates 'A Wrinkle in Time' with a magical trio of Leaf EVs<p>Toyota claims record-setting efficiency for new engine<p>Volvo Cars launches tech fund to invest in startups<p>Toyota's ad agency builds paper Camry interior, …


This Photographer's Images Beautifully Capture Everyday Life In Cuba

Photographer David LaFevor, an Assistant Professor of Latin American History and Digital Humanities at the University of Texas at Arlington, is working on an ongoing project on Latin America and the American South.<p>LaFevor's project features images taken in Cuba between 2006 and 2014. The …