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U.S. Officials: 615 More Troops Heading To Iraq

World<p>The Department of Defense is preparing to dispatch 615 more U.S. troops to Iraq to help government forces oust ISIS from the city of Mosul, the White House announced Wednesday.<p>The soldiers will provide logistics support for the Iraqi forces and not spearhead the attack, White House press …

Up close with Google's new and improved Project Ara prototype

Google has come a long way since it first publicly demoed a "working" Ara Prototype during Google I/O last summer. That device was big and didn't …

Prototypes

Laddered metal fins angle from the facade of Cambridgeshire laboratory by Abell Nepp

A row of aluminium ribs curves away from the serrated glass facade of this research laboratory in England to help shelter occupants from the sun (+ …

The designers for Wal-Mart's office in Brazil put a mini-golf course on the roof

When Guto Requena Studio designed the head offices for Wal-Mart Brazil in São Paulo, they included a mini-golf course on the roof.<p>Photography by Fran …

São Paulo

Tech in Asia Singapore 2015 will be bigger, better, and crazier than ever. Here’s why.

After our largest Tech in Asia attendance to date – a record-breaking 2,202 participants at Jakarta last November – we’re back with the 9th edition …

Snøhetta's New 'Plus House' in Norway Will Produce Twice The Energy It Uses

This gorgeous experimental house in Norway can produce twice the energy it consumes! Designed by Snøhetta for the Research Center on Zero Emission …

Beautiful Soho Loft Sectioned into Cozy Rooms Using Prefab Panels

1/7<p>Soho Loft Prefab<p>Open plan lofts are dream living spaces for most people, but sometimes all that roominess can be a bit daunting. New York …

Swing Time: Glowing LED Hammocks Change Color When You Move

A series of circular glowing hammocks have changed Boston’s Lawn on D into a stunning luminescent park! Envisioned by Howler + Yoon Architecture, …

Mixed-Use Butterfly Square Absorbs Solar Energy Through Wing-Like Green Roofs

1/9<p>Butterfly Square by Weatherhead Architecture<p>Weatherhead Architecture recently revealed designs for Butterfly Square, a mixed-use town center in …

Pierce's Park Combines Art, Play, and Stormwater Management into a Stunning Urban Oasis in Baltimore

Baltimore City may be better known for its urban grit than its green, but recent redevelopment along its famed waterfront is bringing an eco-friendly …

The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Sloths Teach Us About Energy Efficiency?

It’s a scientific fact that there’s nothing cuter than a baby sloth in a bucket. But even if Facebook ‘likes’ turn out not to correlate with …

HydroGuard is an Affordable One-Size-Fits-All Flood Barrier That Could Save Homeowners Thousands in Damages

Whether caused by a natural disaster or a burst pipe, flood damage can be devastating to your home. Unfortunately, many homeowners are ill prepared …

Sauflon Centre of Innovation / Foldes Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The ethereal centre of innovation project, unveiled in Hungary, stands for the mutual inspiration of …

Elii Architects Equip Tiny Madrid Studio with a Host of Quirky Space-Saving Features

Making the most out of limited space is a skill that can take years to perfect. But Elii Architects upgraded a tiny home in Madrid with some amazing …

Berlin's ultra modern Effizienzhaus produces more energy than it consumes! http://bit.ly/Xo1w2r

Daniel Buren's Colored Glass Installation Lights Up Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse

Artist Daniel Buren recently unveiled a gorgeous colored glass installation at Modernist architect Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse in Marseille. The …

DIWire Bender: Pensa Launches First Desktop CNC Wire Bending Machine at Engadget Expand

Makers have numerous 3D printers to choose from these days, but the vast majority of them accomplish pretty much the same exact task. Brooklyn-based …

Floating freshwater pools could pop up in the River Thames! http://bit.ly/1t3q8Jg

The Allotment Concept Proposes Growing Farm-Fresh Food In and On an NYC Hotel

An entry in Tablet Hotel’s Rethink Hotels competition, the Allotment is a totally new concept in hospitality: A hotel centered around food, rather …

Indoor Vertical Farm 'Pinkhouses' Grow Plants Faster With Less Energy

Indoor farms need light—and a lot of it—to grow crops, but that energy adds up big time in terms of cost and environmental impact. A Pinkhouse is a …

Awesome off-grid lamps are powered by falling sand! http://bit.ly/1BpcJyU

Vo Trong Nghia Breaks Ground on Checkerboard Building With Tree-Filled Balconies in Vietnam

Vietnamese design firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects started construction on FPT University's administrative building, a seven-story prefab structure …

Photos of new office interior design projects are always filled with people sitting around socializing, like they are in this office for Adobe. More photos: http://www.contemporist.com/2014/04/30/adobe-410-townsend-by-valerio-dewalt-train-associates/

This new office space has a nook, which is accessed by a ladder. It's meant to reproduce the cozy isolation of a treehouse. More photos: http://www.contemporist.com/2014/08/12/the-capital-one-lab-by-studio-oa/

Perforated shutters fold back to reveal apartments at Sucre 4444 by Esteban-Tannenbaum

Perforated metal shutters give this Buenos Aires apartment building by Esteban-Tannenbaum Architects an ever-changing facade (+ slideshow).<p>Known as …

LIAM is a bright blue wind turbine perfect for any home! http://bit.ly/1pglQxf

Little Architect's Magnetic Blocks Inspires Budding Architects to Build Amazing Structures

Know a budding architect or aspiring designer? Then this delightful magnetic Little Architect's Toolset is the gift for them. Designed by Carlos Ng, …

How to Find the Right Window Treatments to Save Energy and Money

The last time you may have given thought to window treatments might have been when you noticed your neighbor peering into your living room window …

14 Official Proteccion Housing in Ibiza by Castell-Pons Arquitectes

This social housing complex in Ibiza by Spanish office Castell-Pons Arquitectes features two jagged apartment blocks arranged around a central …