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Articles about 6 camouflaged houses blend land on Dwell.com - Dwell

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...<p>Inspired by a picture of a lunar lander, a naval architect perches a tiny house in the shrub-steppe landscape of Eastern...<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure …

North Atlantic

The Pope's 10 commandments on climate change

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pope Francis released a sweeping statement about the environment on Thursday, calling for "cultural revolution" to change our lifestyles -- from our addiction to technology to our treatment of the poor.<p>The document is very long -- 184 pages in English. But here are 10 quick commandments the …

Pope Francis

Who's Responsible When A Self-Driving Car Crashes?

Legal expert Bryant Walker Smith talks shop<p>For the first time, in March, an autonomous car drove itself from San Francisco to New York City. How is that even legal? That’s the kind of question Bryant Walker Smith, an assistant professor of law at the University of South Carolina, tries to answer. …

Autonomous Cars

Highly anticipated smart scooter aims to tackle Asia's catastrophic smog problem

<i>This story was originally sent to thousands of professionals just like you in this morning's IoT INSIDER daily newsletter. Don't be left in the dark while your competition gets ahead each morning. Learn more about our 7-day FREE trial now »</i><p>Taiwan-based Gogoro is trying to connect those vehicles …

Electric Vehicles

Remembering the Cars that Dad Drove

Good dads pass down good things — a strong jawline, a penchant for saving, a well-dimpled half-windsor and, perhaps, an appreciation for automobiles. …

Yellowstone National Park

How Facebook is eating the $140 billion hardware market

Facebook's extraordinary Open Compute Project is doing for hardware what Linux, Android, and many other popular products did for software: making it free and "open source."<p>That means that anyone can look at, use, or modify the designs of the hugely expensive computers that big companies use to run …

Fidelity Investments

Sensorian – Sensor Shield for the Raspberry Pi

The Sensorian is a Sensor Shield for the Raspberry Pi. There is a Kickstarter that still has 24 days to go and is less then 2K from tipping. So if …

Reports: Tron 3 will start filming this fall in Vancouver

A third Tron film is set to begin production, according to reports from Badass Digest and VanCity Buzz.<p>The sequel to <i>Tron: Legacy</i> is scheduled to begin filming Oct. 5 in Vancouver, VanCity reports, and leading man Garrett Hedlund will reprise his role as Sam Flynn. A "trusted source" told Badass …

Samsung Galaxy S6 (and GS6 edge) vs. iPhone 6

As recently as a year ago, iPhone vs. Galaxy showdowns required you to choose between premium builds and big screens. But now that the iPhone has a …

Boeing, Etihad, GE and MIST to build world's first aquaculture and biofuel plant at Masdar City

Biofuels have a bad reputation for eating up precious land and water resources, as well as pilfering food from the world’s hungry. But a …

Funny Series: What Not to Say to a Photographer

Here at My Modern Met, we have a lot of respect for creatives – artists, designers and photographers – who make this world a more bold and beautiful place. Photographers have it especially tough since most people don't quite understand what goes into being a professional photographer. That's why …

Spinning stories: the difference between fiction writers and politicians

There is that great line from Michel de Montaigne: “It is good to be born in very depraved times; for, compared with others, you gain a reputation for virtue at a small cost.”<p>The virtue-bar has been brought so low these days that you wonder how even the cheaply virtuous still limbo under it. …

The 14 Best Architecture and Design GIFs of 2014

<b>Core77 2014 Year in Review</b>: Top 15 Posts · Year in Photos · Drones · Transportation Design · Food & Drink · Wearable Technology · Power Tools and …

16 Perfect Presents for People Who Work Out of Coffee Shops

The whirr of the coffee grinder helps you get your grind on; a sexagintuple vanilla bean mocha Frappuccino sits cooling beside your elbow. All the …

Sacramento’s Hacker Lab calls AT&T’s gigabit bluff

Sacramento, California’s capital, was named one of 100 cities where AT&T <i>might</i> build gigabit networks. While many were pondering the seriousness of …

Superheroes Reimagined as 16th Century Paintings

What would it look like if Superman was born in the 16th century? What if the Hulk was a Duke? These are the questions photographer Sacha Goldberger asked himself when he created this playful new series <i>Super Flemish</i>. Some of our favorite pop culture characters like Darth Vader and Snow White got …

Art

Waterscapes Glass Sculptures by Ben Young

Amazing glass sculptures of different dreamlike waterscapes by artist Ben Young.<p>Ben Young is a self-taught sculptor raised in Waihi Beach, New …

New Zealand

Mind-Controlled Drones Are Already A Reality

Daniel Pack, who manages the Unmanned Systems Laboratory at the University of Texas at San Antonio, told Business Insider that his goal is to be able to create entire groups of drones controlled with a simple thought.<p>Thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, professors …

Brainwaves

Afterglow: Skiers Traverse an Alaskan Mountain Range Wearing LED Light Suits | Colossal

<p>This new promotional clip for Philips TV and Atomic Skis features several skiers wearing multi-colored LED light suits as they traverse mountains at …

More Gaming Tables: The Kind with Flippable "Gamechanging" Tops

Recreational furniture is one of the more unusual subsets of furniture design, but it's apparently one that people will pay good money for, judging …

The newest selfie gadget is a wearable drone

Forget selfie sticks. The future is (almost) here, and it’s (probably) bringing a wearable drone that will snap your photos for you.<p>The drone clasps around the wearer’s wrist like a bracelet. When a photo op presents itself, the wearer would release the drone with a flick of the wrist. The drone …

Drones

Immortalize yourself on a brick in the Nikola Tesla Museum

The dream of having a museum dedicated to inventor and futurist Nikola Tesla is taking shape -- brick by brick.<p>Thanks to a new Indiegogo campaign that lets sponsors purchase a brick with their name or a brief saying on it, funds for the project are quickly adding up. In fact, the campaign started …

Tesla

Six alternative web browsers you should know about

Most people are only familiar with the “big five” web browsers — Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera. But there are hundreds of …

Homemade in China: Crazy DIY inventions, in pictures

AV

Over the past several months, we have seen the U.S. Army make huge strides in the study and implementation of 3D printing to make personnel lives …

Physicists create tractor beam made of water

A surprising new technique created by a team of physicists led by Professor Michael Shats at the Australian National University reveals that simple wave generators can be used to move floating objects in a number of directions -- even against the waves.<p>"We have figured out a way of creating waves …