Stephen Bau

512 Flips | 36 Magazines | 3 Likes | 11 Following | 4 Followers | @bauhouse | Husband, father, designer, writer, editor, Faith Hope Love Magazine (faithhopelove.ca), social architect, founder, Builders Collective (bldrs.co)

World's first rechargeable proton battery requires zero lithium

Scientists have created the world’s first working rechargeable proton battery. It’s designed as an environmentally friendly alternative to lithium …

Clean Energy

This idyllic 15-acre farmhouse is the world’s second ‘Living Building’ residence

A picturesque farmhouse on 15 acres in Ann Arbor, Michigan was just officially crowned the world’s second “Living Building” residence by the …

School shooting survivors want to talk about gun control with Florida's lawmakers

<i>CNN will hold a town hall with the classmates and parents of victims in the Florida school shooting as well as members of the community. "Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action" will air live at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> Under the rallying cry of #NeverAgain, dozens of students …

Florida

Intel just put a quantum computer on a silicon chip

Dutch quantum computing company QuTech, in conjunction with chip-maker Intel, yesterday unveiled a programmable two-qubit quantum computer running on a silicon chip.<p>Quantum computers are supposed to be capable of doing things no “classical” computer could possibly accomplish, such as complex …

Quantum Computing

Svart Powerhouse Hotel

Floating at the foot of the Svartisen Glacier, the Svart Powerhouse Hotel is the first of its kind above the arctic circle. The hotel's main goal is …

Kim Jong-un Invites South Korean Leader to North for Summit Meeting

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s reclusive leader, Kim Jong-un, extended an extremely rare invitation to a foreign head of state on Saturday, using the diplomatic opening created by the Olympics in South Korea to ask its leader, President Moon Jae-in, to visit the North for a summit meeting.<p>Mr. …

SpaceX Rocket Fuels Thaw in Chilly Musk-Trump Relationship

Elon Musk’s rocky rapport with President Donald Trump appears to be on the mend, and it only took 5 million pounds of thrust to patch things …

Tesla building virtual solar/battery 'power plant' using 50,000 homes

<b>Decentralized energy production is getting a big boost in South Australia.</b><p>Tesla already 'killed the duck' with its gigantic battery in South …

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either)

Steven Pinker's new book reveals three mental biases that will keep you from achieving your leadership potential.<p>If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world …

personalgrowth

China’s latest energy megaproject shows that coal really is on the way out

China has some of the worst air pollution in the world. In several cities, thick layers of smog are common, resulting in thousands of deaths every year.<p>According to a 2016 study, the top contributor of air pollution-related deaths in China is the burning of coal. The team of Chinese and American …

Renewable Energy

For Guys Reading #MeToo Testimonies — Courtney Martin

First, read the #metoo stories on your Facebook or Twitter feed.<p>Read about the bosses and teachers and neighbors and friends who have sexually …

Sexual Harassment

Not-so-big 409 sq. ft. apartment renovation 'densifies' functions

How to make a small space feel bigger? There's a diverse repertoire of solutions from using transformer furniture to hiding storage in underused …

What Facebook Did to American Democracy

And why it was so hard to see it coming<p>In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after.<p>Things we thought we understood—narratives, data, software, news events—have had to be reinterpreted in light of Donald Trump’s …

museum of arts & design integrates visitor into multi-sensory sound exhibit

<b>the museum of arts and design has curated an exhibition dedicated to creating a multi-sensory, interactive sound installation titled ‘sonic arcade:</b> …

Art

Minimalist Posters by Deepyellow

The Deepyellow studio puts our perception of shapes and space in perspective. Its geometrically perfect posters look too good to be true. Ideal for …

Posters

Africa: U.S. Is a 'Danger to the World', Warns Top Economist

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -"The horrible realisation for me in the last 15 years ... is we're not taking care of ourselves and more than …

The Top 15 Hearty Crockpot Soup Recipes You Need for Fall

The spicy combination of chicken breast, sweet potatoes, and quinoa will fill you up for dinner. This hearty recipe can also be more of a chili than …

Why HuffPost Is On To Something Big

The <i>Huffington Post</i> just got a makeover, courtesy of incoming Editor-in-Chief, Lydia Polgreen, and the site’s new leadership team. Rechristened “<i>HuffPost</i>,” the sleek new website is a vehicle for a bold new mission: sharing “stories of people who have been left out of the conversation.”<p>Lydia’s new …

A Company in Japan Just Broke the World Record for Solar Panel Efficiency

The Rise of Solar Power<p>Solar power is certainly on the rise around the world. There are massive solar power generating installations across Asia, …

Renewable Energy

Tiny house with private ‘bedroom’ offers minimalist chic

Bright and clean<p>Built by Canadian company Minimaliste Houses, this sleek tiny house on wheels in Québec is perfect for, well, minimalists. Named “Sakura” and first seen on Tiny House Swoon, the design is on the larger side of tiny homes and comes with a rooftop terrace.<p>Inside, everything is …

Young people’s climate-change lawsuit takes on Trump

A 19-year-old college student from Oregon was suing Barack Obama in hopes of saving the world. Now that Obama is out of office, she’s turning her lawyers loose on Donald Trump.<p>“Trump,” said Tia Hatton, “is scary. He’s terrifying.”<p>On Thursday, the young people asked their lawyers to go to court and …

San Francisco

America will soon surpass the clean energy standards Trump wants to kill

Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, first announced in 2015, caused no end of political controversy in conservative circles for its ambitious …

Class M Planets

Searching for a world that is hospitable to life<p>The planet classification used in Star Trek science fiction media franchise uses letters to refer to …

Renewing Medium’s focus

We’ve decided to make some major changes at Medium.<p>I’ll start with the hard part: As of today, we are reducing our team by about one …

Dirk Gentlys Holistic Detective Agency | official trailer (2016) Elijah Wood Douglas Adams SDCC

You'd Never Notice This Miniature Mouse Cafe on the Sidewalk

Make sure you don’t squeak past this mouse-sized street exhibit on a Swedish street corner.<p>The small delights of a miniature French town square combine European charm with hyperrealistic details that even a mouse would have a hard time poking holes through in a wall in Malmö, Sweden. As created by …

Illustrator Turns People And Their Pets Into Cartoon Characters

American artist Robert DeJesus continues to transform strangers' photos into cartoon versions of themselves (previously here). He's done quite a few …

Look closer at nativity paintings – and see visions of apocalypse

Christmas cards are full of cutesy depictions of nativity scenes, but Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Caravaggio remind us of the death in Jesus’s story<p>Nativity scenes are the art we see at Christmas, often on cards that put a masterpiece on the mantelpiece. Baby it’s cold outside, so let’s warm …

Raimon Panikkar

Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus - Credibility Trailer (Long)