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Very Surprising Tiny House by Mizuishi Architects Atelier

This cottage, built near to a river, in a small triangular space, is brilliantly organized inside, proving an incredible sense of proportions and …

This woman was in all your favourite childhood movies and you didn’t even notice her

<b>All the movies you loved as a kid will never be the same when you realise this woman was secretly in all of them.</b><p>At 4ft 5in, Laura Dash was the …

Colorized Photos Bring the Vintage Cheer of Holidays Past to Life

Santa Claus with Christmas toys on a sled drawn by white turkeys. 1909.<br>Library of Congress<p>1 of 30<p>The spirit of the holiday season is wrapped up in a …

Pens Use Living Algae Ink to Create Time Lapse Drawings with Sunlight

Over the years, we've admired many drawings created with unconventional materials, but this might be the most off-beat yet. Thanks to the team at Living Ink Technologies, algae is now a viable option for image-making, with a special added component: algae acts as an invisible ink that appears after …

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Astronomers just saw a black hole blow something incredible into space with tremendous force

Until now, astronomers could only theorize.<p>But after an exciting observation recently announced in the journal Science, an international team has witnessed first-hand the violent battle between a sun-like star and supermassive black hole — and its incredible aftermath.<p>What they observed is an …

New Form Of Carbon Is Harder Than Diamonds, And Glows

Q-carbon is a girl's new best friend<p>Diamonds might be forever, but they're no longer the hardest form of carbon on the planet. Sorry, diamonds.<p>In a series of recently published papers, including a paper published this week in the <i>Journal of Applied Physics</i>, researchers from North Carolina State …

North Carolina

This 1907 Article Describes How Photos Were Faked a Century Ago

Back in 1907, a photo retoucher named C.H. Claudy wrote an article for Volume 17 of <i>Camera</i> magazine titled “Faking the Negative.” In the piece, Claudy …

Nintendo’s Famicom still gets releases 33 years later, like this all-star chiptunes album

Collectors of the Famicom, the Japanese version of the Nintendo Entertainment System, just received a new cartridge to try and add to their collection. But it this one isn’t a game.<p>Columbus Circle, a Japanese manufacturer and retailer of various gaming products, announced it’s releasing 8-Bit Music …

Tony Hawk Creates, Conquers First-Ever Horizontal Skateboard Loop

Sometimes you have to make it and break it<p>For those that haven't seen it, take a look at the elliptical, Philip-Johnson-designed "Lipstick Buiding" …

Put The Science Of Umami To Work For You

A book by a Danish scientist and a Danish chef makes the fifth taste accessible<p>In 1800, Dunand, chef to Napoleon Bonaparte, celebrated the French army's victory at the Ligurian village of Marengo by inventing a new dish: a stew of chicken sauteed with tomatoes and garlic and served with crayfish …

A Design Judgement Test

A friend shared this test of “design judgement” with me a few years ago. It was developed in the mid-1940s (this edition is 1948) and used for some …

Lost board game found in 2,300-year-old tomb

Pieces of a board game that hasn't been played for an estimated 1,500 years have been found in a tomb in China.<p>So much of human history has been lost to the ravages of time. If we're lucky, we can recover fragments that allow us to slowly piece together how our ancestors lived and …

Archaeology

Stronger (and Prettier) Fastening in Wood with Countersunk Washers

Come for the functionality, stay for the visual pop<p>Fastening Wood with Screws 101: If you need to drive a flathead screw into a piece of wood quite …

Woodworking

You'll be dead before this John Malkovich film is released

John Malkovich is often considered to be one of the greatest actors of his generation, so you may be excited to hear that he's set to release a new …

U.S. firefighter gets world's most extensive face transplant

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A volunteer firefighter from Mississippi whose face was burned off during a home fire rescue received the world's most extensive face transplant, New York University Langone Medical Center said on Monday.<p>After a 26-hour surgery performed at the New York hospital in August, …

Online Privacy

This Surreal ‘HyperZoom’ Time-Lapse Looks Like One Continuous Shot

Photographer Geoff Tompkinson has been working on a new time-lapse technique that he calls the “HyperZoom.” By matching up shots from camera zooms …

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Meet The LucidCam, The Future Of Consumer VR

I was at a meet and greet thrown by a prominent VC firm this week and it was quite enjoyable. There were friendly faces, conversations and a couple of folks huddled around a desk in the corner. Wait. That’s so not “social.” I went over to explore and what were they doing? Checking out virtual …

Characters from Classic Paintings Are Inserted into the Modern World

Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov unites the past and present by giving characters from classic paintings the chance to explore our modern world. The artist skillfully utilizes Photoshop to insert vintage muses in stores, on buses, on stairwells, and in the midst of urban alleyways for his ongoing …

Art

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

Queen Elizabeth II

For Students Accused Of Campus Rape, Legal Victories Win Back Rights

College students can't miss the warnings these days about the risk of campus sexual assault, but increasingly, some students are also taking note of what they perceive as a different danger.<p>"Once you are accused, you're guilty," says Parker Oaks, one of several Boston University students stopped by …

U.S. Federal Courts

Woven Portraits Break Photography's 2D Limits

To develop layered portraits, David Samuel Stern moves beyond Photoshop.<p>The difference between a portrait and an ordinary photograph has always rested on the photographer’s ability to hint at or extract some element of the human psyche within the subject. This process is easier said than done, as …

The Apollo Mission Photos as a Stop Motion Journey to the Moon and Back

People are having fun remixing those 8,400 Apollo moon mission photos that were uploaded to Flickr last week. A couple of days ago, we shared a video …

Interview: Photorealistic Oil Paintings Capture Intimate Portraits of Human Vulnerability

Brooklyn, New York-based painter Alyssa Monks captures the complex, multifaceted experience of being human in her intimate portraits of people half-hidden beneath layered surfaces. Bordering on hyperrealistic and surreality, while simultaneously venturing into the abstract, her oil paintings are …

Art

How to Improve Your Long Exposure Photography with Photo Stacking

Recently long exposure photography has been quite popular, mainly in the landscape photography arena. One of the reasons (among the others) is that …

Landscape Photography

These Are America's Coolest Ghost Towns

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Articles about 5 new york city houses we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

A trip to New York City is inevitably a whirlwind, whether it's your first visit or your five hundredth.<p>With a series of community-minded projects, an architecture team sets out to revitalize New York City’s waterways.<p>Now that it's been decided that Munich–based firm Nimmrichter CDA won the grand …

New York City

Picture Perfect Square Miles, Found in Google Earth

The Jefferson Grid is a new Instagram account that’s attracting quite a bit of attention. Each photo posted is a satellite photo of some place in the …

Check Out This Fallout-Inspired Gaming Room Door

Presumably in preparation for the release of Fallout 4 in November, one man has built a nice-looking functional vault door for his gaming room. Imgur user TreyHill shared a batch of photos of his epic creation, which is emblazoned with the Vault-Tec logo and is called "Vault 404"<p>It's even caught …

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