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The self-driving utopia we almost had

The system was designed to be everything that existing public transportation wasn’t<p>A "traveling living room" where passengers could watch TV or get news articles via fax machine<p>The decision was the start of a logistical and budgetary nightmare<p>"The name of PRT was just — it’s hard to imagine how …

These Are The 10 Best Sustainable Buildings Of 2016

By Adele Peters4 minute Read<p>Every year, the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment scours the country for the best new green …

Architecture

Dubai skyscraper’s new glass observation deck to mimic feeling of ‘walking in the air’

Visitors will soon be able to enjoy panoramic views over Dubai from a vertigo-inducing glass-floored walkway on the 80th floor of the tallest skyscraper in the city's new Aykon City development.<p>Strapped into a harness and secured to a safety rail, daredevils begin their viewing experience on the …

Vietnam's Tranquil Zen House looks and feels like a Buddhist monastery

Sandwiched between residential buildings in the Binh Thanh district of Ho Chi Minh City, this monastery-inspired home brings tranquility and peace to …

This Amazing Amsterdam Tunnel Keeps Bikes And Pedestrians Apart–And Cars Out

The path is called the Cuyperspassage, and it carries 15,000 people, daily, from the city center to the waterfront. Looking down it from either end …

Bike Lanes

Driverless Bus System Showcases Future of Public Transit

The Dutch-designed WEpods will begin ferrying passengers in the Netherlands in May<p>As technology companies and automakers race to put a driverless car on the road, they might want to take a look at a small experiment being conducted in the Netherlands. WEpods, an abbreviation of Wageningen and Ede, …

A Subscription Box For People Who Want Less Stuff And Better Design

The lifestyle brand strategist Aja Edmond has created a Birchbox for minimalists.<p>Splitting her time between Los Angeles, New York, and Berlin, Aja Edmond isn’t just a minimalist by choice: luggage only being so large, she’s one by necessity. And she doesn’t think she’s alone. “Everyone talks about …

From Marx to Microsoft: the origins of flat design

Help me. I’m on a laptop running Windows 8 right now.<p>Like many others, I hate it and think it’s the worst operating system since the not-so-distant Vista.<p>Do you want to be a cryptocurrency millionaire?Don't get your hopes up.VISIT HARD FORK<p>If I didn’t have to use it, I might be able to appreciate …

UI Design

Inside Bang & Olufsen, Birthplace of the World's Prettiest Gadgets

Svend Olufsen and Peter Bang founded Bang & Olufsen in 1925 (in its Apple-esque origin story, they set up shop in an attic, to build radios), but the …

Interview: An Exclusive Peek at New Charmingly Witty Comics by Liz Climo

We're happy to share that Liz Climo, one of our favorite artists, has just released a brand-new book titled <i>Lobster Is the Best Medicine</i>! Climo, who is popular for her charmingly witty comics starring a quirky assortment of talking creatures, has expanded her animal kingdom in her latest collection …

Your Complete Travel Guide to Vietnam

By College Tourist; Author: Nicole Darian, University of Iowa<p><b>A Look into Each City, How to Eat, Where to Stay, and Transportation Options</b><p>After spending a few months backpacking in Southeast Asia, I've concluded that Vietnam was my favorite country in the region for several reasons. I fell in love …

Vietnam

Zaha Hadid Architects win Danjiang Bridge competition in Taiwan

1/11<p>Danjiang Bridge Zaha Hadid Bridge<p>Zaha Hadid Architects won the Danjiang Bridge International Competition in Taiwan, which called for designing a …

Zaha Hadid

The World's Longest Urban Gondola Is Growing Into a Huge Network

Adding public transit in dense, complicated urban centers normally means a hugely expensive and extremely slow undertaking—just look at New York’s …

No car, no problem: 17 of the slickest electric rides

All kinds of personal-sized, eco-minded rides have been popping up on the market ready to propel us through the streets. Whether it's for a quick commute or a casual cruise, these electric rideables help save time and fossil fuels. Not only do they get you from point A to point B quickly, but …

Exploited Podcast #63: Kiki

Airports of the future: 16 weird and wonderful terminals under construction

4 Myths About Apple Design, From An Ex-Apple Designer

What’s life really like designing for Apple? An alum shares what he learned during his seven years in Cupertino.<p>Apple is synonymous with upper echelon design, but very little is known about the company’s design process. Most of Apple’s <i>own</i> employees aren’t allowed inside Apple’s fabled design …

How will the 5G network change the world?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1127000/1127434_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534412612_3307a97e22c622cd68d75c391b99a7db<p><b>The global race is on to develop 5G, the fifth generation of mobile network. While 5G will follow in the footsteps of 4G and 3G, this time</b> …

Internet of Things

Five sprawling volumes make up Barcelona home by RTA-Office

Five box-shaped blocks radiate out from the centre of this Barcelona house by Spanish firm RTA-Office, separating living areas from the client's …

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Design

Willy Wonka-style elevator uses magnets to move sideways

German company ThyssenKrupp says its revolutionary new design means you will never wait more than 30 seconds for a lift<p>Everywhere you look, transport is being dragged into the 21st century - <b>Google is developing driverless cars</b>, <b>Uber has revolutionised the taxi business</b>, and <b>trains can hover over</b> …

IDEO envisions a future where self-driving workplaces commute to you

Global design consultancy IDEO has developed a series of concept vehicles that imagine how autonomous vehicles could transform the way we work, shop …