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Will future buildings be built from artificial bone and eggshell?

What will our future cities be built from? Today, steel and concrete makeup most of our buildings and allow for remarkable construction. But, before …

How to use Android to save on auto repair - Android customization

Your Android device may not be able to fix your car, but you can certainly use it to help narrow down automotive electrical problems and possibly save some money on auto repair and prevent multiple trips to the DEQ. This Android customization project takes us outside, to your car, to tackle a task …

Android News

Detroit cuts off water for families - and hopes for future

<b>For months, thousands of families in Detroit have been living without water.</b><p>It is not because of natural disaster, but because of a controversial decision by the city to enforce bans for those who do not pay their bills.<p>But the plight of those without water - already among the poorest residents of …

Why Girls Tend to Get Better Grades Than Boys Do

New research shows that girls are ahead in every subject, including math and science. Do today's grading methods skew in their favor?<p>As the new school year ramps up, teachers and parents need to be reminded of a well-kept secret: Across all grade levels and academic subjects, girls earn higher …

HOUSE TOUR: A Pair Of Fashion Mavens' Wildly Creative NYC Duplex

For the owner of Joe Fresh and his designer wife, New York is a place to experiment with fashion, explore creative endeavors, and celebrate new talentsand so is their Manhattan duplex<p>For the owner of Joe Fresh and his designer wife, New York is a place to experiment with fashion, explore creative …

Interior Design

Filing the T-Shirts

What do you do when your wardrobe consists largely of T-shirts, and you don't have enough room to store them? Not everyone has enough closet space to …

T-shirts

Innovative Kids Room Features Hammock Seating and Modular Furniture

When the studio Ruetemple created a room in a Russian home meant for a young brother and sister, they didn't take a conventional approach to the design. The two-storey space, called <i>Interior for Students</i>, needed to be a place for the kids to study, sleep, and hang out with their friends. So, …

Furniture

Who is putting up 'interceptor' cell towers? The mystery deepens

Mysterious “interceptor” cell towers in the USA are grabbing phone calls — but they’re not part of the phone networks. And, two experts told VentureBeat today, the towers don’t appear to be projects of the National Security Agency (NSA).<p>The towers were revealed by Les Goldsmith to Popular Science …

Copper Lane review – an appealing, harmonious, cost-effective model for communal living

This sounds like the reality show from hell: seven adults and six children, not all known to each other at the start, get together to design and build six houses for themselves. They borrow money, buy a piece of land with no planning permission attached, hire architects, other professionals and a …

Architizer

Rite in the Rain's Waterproof Paper and Tough Mechanical Pencil

It rains a lot in the Pacific Northwest, which sucks if you're outside and are trying to write something on paper, as loggers once needed to. So in …

Recycling

How to Get French Girl Hair

The secrets to Caroline de Maigret's perfect messy-chic 'do<p>If there were a universal description for chic hair, it would be the messy, bedhead waves created by the always-stylish, and never overdone French girl. Case in point: Caroline de Maigret. The model and music producer's tousled waves are …

Paint the rainbow: the Scribble Pen that lets you draw in 16 million colours

Since the earliest version of MacPaint, launched in 1984, graphics software programmes have done their best to imitate real life, providing mini icons of pens, pencils and paint pots to show what these magic pixel-manipulators will do on your screens. But now, in a process of barely credible …

Paintboxing Is Exactly What It Sounds Like And It’s Awesome

Bart van Polanen Petel describes himself as a Dutch boxer/painter. To be clear, Petel doesn’t box by day and paint by night: His boxing gloves are the tools he uses to pound out his masterpieces on canvas-wrapped punching bags.<p>“As a boxer, I am inspired by this primal nature of pugilism. As an …

This Bright Orange Skyway Is Copenhagen’s Newest Bike Lane

This elevated track is the city’s latest attempt at creating a cyclist’s heaven.<p>When Copenhagen started building a new network of separated bike lanes in the early 1980s, it quickly became a model of how to take a city back from cars. Now, more people bike than drive in the city center, and in the …

What It's Like Raising Money As A Woman In Silicon Valley

<i>Editor’s note: We don’t publish many anonymous pieces on Forbes.com, but this compelling first-person account of sexism in the startup world merits an exception. I met the author several months ago and was floored by the stories she had to tell about her dealings with mostly male investors. Like</i> …

How Censors Killed The Weird, Experimental, Progressive Golden Age Of Comics

In the 1940s, comic books were often feminist, diverse, and bold. Then the reactionary Comics Code Authority changed the trajectory of comic book culture for good.<p>Comics histories sometimes reduce the Golden Age to the Superman Age: an era of lily white, squeaky-clean, manly-man heroes punching …

goTenna Connecting Device Even When There’s no Wi-Fi, Satellites, or Cell Towers

<b>goTenna</b> keeps you connected with your group even when there’s no WiFi, no satellites, no cell towers. Simply pair this device with your smartphone, …

How To Send Email Without Leaving Any Data Traces

The unfolding revelations of government spying on private emails and communications have prompted a good deal of business for startups and bigger firms that sell tools to encrypt email to higher standards than easily available before. Such services prevent anyone intercepting a message from reading …

Kacy Catanzaro: How She Kicked Ass on American Ninja Warrior

Find out how this 5-foot-tall woman succeeded in one of the world's toughest obstacle courses<p>Grace and grit make a winning combination. Early this week, pixie person and former D-I collegiate gymnast Kacy Catanzaro proved it when she became the first woman to finish the obstacle course and qualify …

Are You Brave Enough To Try These Color Combinations?

How many are you brave enough to try?<p>You mastered blue-and-white long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings. How many of these are you brave enough to try?

Interior Design

How 3D-printing 10 buildings in a day could help China clean up mountains of waste

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Perhaps one of the reasons many think 3D printing is overhyped is that much of the attention has focused on printing things like human organs and guns. Meanwhile, the real innovation that will make manufacturing many orders of magnitude cheaper is a tad less sexy.<p>But a …

Engineering

Detroit's Water War: a tap shut-off that could impact 300,000 people | Martin Lukacs

It was six in the morning when city contractors showed up unannounced at Charity Hicks' house.<p>Since spring, up to 3000 Detroit households per week have been getting their water shut-off – for owing as little as $150 or two months in bills. Now it was the turn of Charity's block – and the contractor …

16 (Delicious, Unexpected) Reasons You Should Pick Up A Box Of Cake Mix

Forget sticking to the directions on the box.<p>Yes, cake mixes are great for making cake, but that's not all they're capable of. In fact, you won't believe all the awesome things cake mix can do. These 16 recipes use cake mix in unexpected yet delicious ways!<p><b>1. No-Bake Funfetti Cheesecake Cups</b><p>This …

Dessert

A Delicious Take On One Of 2013's Biggest Design Trends

Transform standard pastries into stunning ones with this popular trend<p><i>This story originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com.</i><p>Clothing and hairstyle trends don't typically make the jump to the culinary realm. And that's for the best because how would you even put fringe on a sandwich? But for those who …

Dessert

8 Things To Put In Your Ice Cube Tray (That Aren't Water)

Freezing water is for rookies. There's way more you can do with ice trays.<p>Your freezer is officially your most helpful kitchen tool. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.

Recipes

7 Hands-On Ways To Get Your Kids Interested In Decorating

In an ideal world, your kids are as into a beautiful, tidy home as you are. Until then, 7 fun crafts to pique their interest...<p>In an ideal world, your kids are as into a beautiful, tidy home as you are. Until then, 7 fun crafts to pique their interest... This piece originally appeared on …

Kids

The Essential Ingredient You Need in Your Summer Cocktail

Ice cream in a cocktail? Yes, please.<p>We teamed up with Brooklyn-based Steve's Ice Cream to come up with three too-good-to-be-true ice cream cocktails you'll be drinking all summer long. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

Ice Cream