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The View From Aurland Lookout Is Seriously Vertigo-Inducing

Sometimes nature and architecture can combine to create a unique image and experience.<p>At the Aurland Lookout in the Sogn og Fjordane region of Norway, this is certainly the case.<p>Originally designed by Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen as part of a program on tourist routes commissioned by the …

5 Body Parts Scientists Can 3-D Print

A Better Way to Get Into Outer Space, as Demonstrated by a Power-Drill-Operated Shotgun

The Slingatron is a "mechanical hypervelocity launcher" proposal for efficiently launching objects from Earth into space. A company called HyperV …

Power Tools

One Workplace's Beautiful New Showroom and Headquarters

One of the largest furniture dealers in California, One Workplace has recently undergone an impressive renovation to their main showroom and headquarters. Designed by architecture firm Design Blitz, the new space is open and inviting, giving visitors a wonderful tour of the facilities while the …

Architecture

Intricate Hand-Cut Paper Sculptures Mimic Patterns Found in Nature

These intricate designs are incredibly complex <i>Paper Sculptures</i> by artist Rogan Brown. Inspired by nature, Brown creates work that is an exploration of the world. In each piece, the geometric patterns and branch-like shapes reflect the elaborate designs seen all around us, from microscopic cells to …

Art

Area 51 and its purpose declassified: No UFOs, but lots of U-2 spy planes

A newly declassified CIA history from 20 years ago spills the story about Nevada's Area 51 and its secret mission — which was not to study UFOs, but to test the U-2 and other spy planes.<p>The CIA's story about the legendary test site is contained in "The Central Intelligence Agency and Overhead …

Paranormal

Why 28% Of Recent J-School Grads Would Do Things Differently

Media monitoring site Poynter writes about a study by the University of Georgia in which 28% of their J-school grads say they regret pursuing a …

Journalism

Study: Bike Lanes Don't Hurt Business

Far from driving off customers, bike lanes could boost businesses' sales, according to a study by a student at the University of Washington.<p>Kyle Rowe, a student in the Community, Environment, and Planning program, studied retail outlets' sales before and after the construction of two new bike lanes …

Bike Lanes

What happens to your Macbook Air battery in a year

Advertisement<p>25 Comments<p>I love my 2010 Macbook, but lately she’s become less of a workhorse and more of a gentle farm pony you feed carrots to at the …

Disney tries to revive its digital gaming with 'Disney Infinity'

The entertainment giant is said to have spent $100 million on a new video game project that lets players design their own landscapes and use their own characters from Disney movies and TV shows.<p>Disney is looking to boost its digital unit, and to do so it has reportedly thrown more than $100 million …

Walt Disney Company

Carbyne could upset graphene as the strongest material in existence

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Rice University<p>Graphene, a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon atoms, has been the recent wunderkind of the material …

Biopic puts Steve Jobs back in front of devoted audiences

Steve Jobs is not short of devotees in Silicon Valley. Almost two years after his death, his influence is arguably felt even more now than it was in …

Silicon Valley

The first 4G car, the Audi S3, debuts in Europe; U.S. must wait until spring

Articles about 5 disappearing and invisible walls on Dwell.com - Dwell

SimpliSafe’s exceptionally designed home security system is both powerful and beautiful, safeguarding every corner of the house...<p>Create a space that stands out.<p>Disappearing Corridor is a minimal space located in Hong Kong, designed by Bean Buro.<p>On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in …

Fabrication
Art