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Inspiration Mars: How the Two-Person Voyage Will Work

The good news is that the proposed private manned mission to Mars instigated by space tourist Dennis Tito actually has a plan. The bad news is that the mission is also now dependent on NASA to make it happen.<p><b>When Dennis Tito, the first astronaut</b> to pay his own way to orbit, announced inspiration …

Pieces of Light: The New Science of Memory, by Charles Fernyhough – review

Truman Capote did not record his interviews for In Cold Blood. Nor did he take notes. He had no need to. For Capote had a convenient gift. He simply committed the conversations to memory, word for word. From self-imposed tests, he claimed near total recall through this method. Strange then, that …

Volcano deep under Antarctica could melt lots of ice - Futurity

Heat from a new volcano discovered under a kilometer of ice in West Antarctica may increase the rate of ice loss from one of the continent’s major …

Antarctica

Smart cities: The future of urban infrastructure

Technology is changing everyday city life, allowing us to instantly adapt to everything from storm threats to traffic jams.<p>Infrastructure is not exactly the sexiest word in architecture. There are no “starchitects” proudly boasting about their pipe designs or subsurface drainage systems. By its …

Future Cities

Graphene - the new wonder material

The molecule is priceless but it is not a matter of cost – a few hundred dollars per kilo. The value lies in its potential. The molecule in question is called graphene and the EU is prepared to devote €1bn ($1.3bn) to it between 2013 and 2023 to find out if it can transform a range of sectors such …

Insomnia Could Raise Risk Of Heart Disease And Death In Men

There are lots of reasons to aim for a good night's sleep. Sleep helps us retain our memories. It helps our brains get rid of harmful toxins. But sleep might also play a role in heart disease.<p>Men who reported difficulty falling or staying asleep had a moderately higher risk of death, especially …

There are 205 trillion ways to teach people to learn - Futurity

There are rampant debates over the best teaching strategies, but in reality improving education is not as simple as choosing one technique over …

Teaching

Logo Creations by Sébastien Nikolaou

Creative Logo Design Collection.<p>Sébastien Nikolaou is a Athens, Greece based graphic designer who loves typography and all kinds of graphic design. …

Graphic Design

5 Mysterious Ruins That Predate Known Civilization?

Artifacts and ruins discovered all over the world have made many scientists question whether the currently accepted understanding of prehistoric …

3 Fictional Stories That Later Came True—Details Eerily Similar

1. Edgar Allan Poe Seems to Foretell Death of Richard Parker by Cannibalism<p><i>Edgar Allan Poe (U.S. Library of Congress)</i><p>In the 19th century, Edgar Allan …

Articles about striking green homes we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Boerum House and Home, a Brooklyn outpost features a roster of emerging and established designers.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed …

San Francisco

Entire Alphabet Found on the Wing Patterns of Butterflies

Norwegian nature photographer Kjell Bloch Sandved has devoted his photographic career to capturing the beauty of the world we live in and along the way, amassed a collection of butterfly and moth images with interesting patterns on their wings. Sanved's keen eye took notice of the spectacular …

Nature Photography

In the Details: How to Make the Massive UK Plug Fold Flat

Here's something you've probably noticed in passing: the UK three-pronged plug is incredibly bulky. Forget about sliding it into a thin tablet case. …

IPad Air

Check Out The New Olympic Pictograms

One year ago we saw the curvy logo for the Rio 2016 games. Today, we get the rest of the graphic identity.<p>We still have two years and some change before the athletic elite descend upon Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic games, but preparations are, of course, already well underway. Along with stadiums …

Creative Logo Designs by Mamastudio

Logo Design Collection.<p>Mamastudio is a Warsaw, Poland based graphic design and branding studio with more than 10 years experience in creating visual …

Graphic Design

Comparing Vastly Different Body Types of Olympic Athletes

New York-based photographer Howard Schatz captures the diverse range of body types of Olympic athletes. Referring to a body as an athletic build is often thought to be a perfect, rippling mass of muscle boasting a six pack, but Schatz's series reveals the wide variety of heights, widths, body …

Muscle

Apple Reportedly Developing Large Curved Screen iPhones For Late 2014, Better Touchscreen Sensors

Apple is said to be working on two curved display iPhone models for the “second half of next year,” according to a source speaking to Bloomberg, with a likely release planned for the third quarter, as well as better touchscreen sensors that introduce fine pressure sensitivity for later devices to …