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New Technology May Double the Height of Skyscrapers

Finnish elevator manufacturer KONE has unveiled a new hoisting technology that will enable elevators to travel twice the distance currently in use. …

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

Over Water / Design Workshop

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> To build on the lake surrounded by mountains is always a challenge, cause whatever one builds and …

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The high-end real estate market in London is twice as expensive as New York's

And that's part of the reason that there's been about a 7 percent increase in London luxury buyers looking to buy in New York City, according to the report.<p>Of course, there's a caveat. New York is cheaper on a price-per-square-foot basis, but we tend to have larger mansions, family houses and …

Real Estate

Urban jungle: wooden high-rises change city skylines as builders ditch concrete

Mass timber projects in Portland and New York City offer eco-friendly dwellings, but can ‘plywood on steroids’ actually catch on in the industry?<p>The concrete jungle has a rival: forests. Two urban building projects, in New York City and Portland, Oregon, will be changing their city’s skylines with …

New York City

Billion-dollar startup CEOs get trapped by their own success, says one unicorn CEO

Unicorn is the tech-industry term for startups that have raised huge sums of venture capital money and are valued at $1 billion or more.<p>Benioff believes that unicorns aren't really worth their valuations, but that "they've manipulated the private markets to achieve these valuations." He says he's …

Pandora claims that Steve Jobs 'eviscerated the music industry'

On an investor's call, Pandora CFO Mike Herring said the following, according to Billboard: "Steve Jobs eviscerated the music industry with the launch of iTunes and it's been downhill ever since. And the download was supposed to save it — that didn't happen."<p>Herring also took the time to take shots …

Canada and Mexico Are Getting Even with America

The World Trade Organization ruled on Monday that Canada and Mexico have the right to levy retaliatory taxes worth over $1 billion in total on U.S. …

New Telescope to Take First-Ever Black Hole Photo

A group of astronomers are meeting this week to plan out an ambitious and unprecedented project — capturing the first-ever image of a black hole.<p>The …

Adele's new album sells more than 3m copies, smashing US record

Decision to avoid streaming services pays off as 25 sells more in seven days than Taylor Swift's 1989 sold in the whole year<p>Adele's third studio album sold a record 3.38 million copies in its first full week on sale in the US, becoming the biggest-selling album of 2015 in an astonishing feat for an …

Norway mulls using heroin to prevent deadly overdoses

BERGEN, Norway (AP) — The pale, zombie-like addicts staggering through concrete underpasses make an unlikely scene in wealthy Norway's picturesque second city. As a gateway to the fjords which zigzag the oil-rich nation's long coastline, Bergen is the last stop on a global drug route that gives it …

Articles about 6 modern homes english countryside on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted vacation home for two midcentury furniture dealers on the western coast...<p>If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every …

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

These 3 slides show just how brutal 2015 has been for Wall Street's biggest business

And it is all because of the big banks' fixed income, currencies and commodities— or FICC — divisions, which for so long have powered earnings.<p>According to analytics company Coalition, the FICC divisions at the ten biggest Wall Street bank generated $52.8 billion in revenues in the first nine …

McDonald's Is Taking Another Stab at Replacing its Dollar Menu

It’s nearly impossible to wean customers off of deep deals.<p>Two years after McDonald’s (MCD) phased out its highly popular Dollar Menu without …

Are 'Treescrapers' the Future of Dense Urban Living?

A vertical garden tower just won a significant award for architecture. Is it time to start taking these designs seriously?<p>Passive House designers are the Fremen of the architectural world. They look at buildings the same way that <i>Dune</i>’s noble desert tribe thinks about water. For the Fremen, the …

Over a thousand years ago, the sun exploded — and changed life on Earth forever

Not by aliens, but by a natural event—and it was very, very powerful.<p>Whatever it was, it subtly altered the chemistry of our planet's atmosphere, creating trace amounts of radioactive elements like chlorine-36, beryllium-10, and carbon-14.<p>And those provide the clue to what the event was: Those …

Wall Street can't agree on what kind of company Ferrari is

Ferrari's shares have tumbled in the weeks since its much anticipated debut, falling to below $50 from a high of $61 just after the initial public offering.<p>Now a group of analysts have initiated coverage of the stock, and the two primary views that have emerged won't help the situation much.<p>Either …

This Cape Town Estate Is an Unparalleled Masterpiece of Architecture and Design

A marquee ridge in South Africa hosts a world-class home with transparency, tactility, and swagger…<p>Originally published in the November/December …

Ireland Has a Plan to Deal with Heroin While the U.S. Can't Even Figure Out Weed

A new plan for decriminalization and safe injection rooms in hospitals would drive people absolutely mad if it was proposed here.<p>Over in the Motherland, they are about to get very serious about treating drug addiction, and not by enlisting more deeply into the War On Drugs that seems to paralyze …

10 Real-Life Lairs Fit for a Bond Supervillain

10 Real-Life Lairs Fit for a Bond SupervillainEverettFlickrPeter Lik Fine Art Photography/FacebookGettyInhabitat/FacebookGuy Harvey/FacebookAlexis …

6 Questions You Seriously Need To Ask Yourself

What is a good life? We spoke to philosopher Mark Rowlands to find out.<p>Life, eh. What it's all about? We might not have the right answers, but we do have some of the right questions.<p>BuzzFeed spoke to Mark Rowlands, a Welsh writer, philosopher, and professor of philosophy at the University of Miami, …

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Idealism

Articles about house week san francisco cottage divided two modern apartments on Dwell.com - Dwell

Mention San Francisco and you might stir up images of steep streets lined with colorful and historic Victorian...<p>Two San Francisco art and travel addicts overhauled a loft—and customized a pair of shipping containers—to accommodate their...<p>A new master suite at the Teaberry Residence by Cary …

San Francisco

Artist pays $1 for an abandoned building, transforms it into something beautiful

Head over to Chicago’s South Side, and chances are you’ll find a vacant home, ready to be demolished. But some of these homes and buildings have the …

Abandoned Buildings

Uber Wins a Major Lawsuit in the U.K.'s High Court

This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine<p>Ride-hailing app service Uber has won an important legal battle in one of its most important foreign markets.<p>The U.K.’s High Court Friday ruled that the company’s app doesn’t work as a taximeter, effectively upholding the right of its drivers to …

Want to intern at a Wall Street bank? Here's the first thing they'll look for on your résumé

Last summer, Goldman Sachs had 59,000 applicants for roughly 2,900 intern positions.<p>So if you're going to drop your resume in a stack with thousands of others, you want it to look good.<p>We spoke with a former analyst at a bulge-bracket bank who's been through the process both as an applicant and, on …

Wall Street

Very first Apple computer hits auction block at mind-blowing price

Some of the most important scientific instruments of the past 700 years are hitting the auction block later this month, but one of the newest creations in the lot — one of the very first computers created by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak — is expect to fetch the highest bid.<p>Christie’s has auctioned …

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Solu: the Finnish pocket computer that wants to take over the world

Photograph: PR<p>Solu is sold through Kickstarter for €349.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/10/16/1444973021691/69f6f3ea-91d8-46c0-aaf3-4cfc7ef2f955-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>Solu is sold through Kickstarter for …

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