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Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people by the people

Mark Shaw: One very dry demo

Taylor Wilson: My radical plan for small nuclear fission reactors

How to escape education's death valley | Sir Ken Robinson

Catarina Mota: Play with smart materials

Jessica Green: Good germs make healthy buildings

How to Make an iOS App Icon That Works

I've made my fair share of apps, and to me the one question that still bounces around my head is: When taking an app-first approach to designing a …

Butt-On With the Magical Machine That Finds the Perfect Pair of Jeans

Anyone with legs and a butt knows finding a pair of pants that fits just right is challenging. No two bodies—or jeans for that matter—are alike. But …

The Systems That Power the Year's Most Sustainable Buildings

Only a decade ago, sustainable building techniques were fairly rare, a fringe culture on the periphery of mainstream architecture. But with Stephen …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: algae-powered building, ionic wind thrusters and 3D-textured solar cells

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>This week, Inhabitat reported that the world's first algae-powered building officially opened its doors in Hamburg. It's called the BIQ House and it features …

7 Incredible Uses for Nanocellulose

The world's hottest new supermaterial isn't as fancy as you might think; in fact, it's produced by feeding wood pulp to algae. The result, …

The Science of Six Packs

If you've always yearned for a washboard stomach, and you can do a thousand crunches but you still aren't seeing results, you're not alone. But never …

Architects are starting to 3D print houses—but without a house-sized printer

A couple of months ago, Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars announced that he was building a curvy, loopy and for some reason, largely see-through building, to be made with the help of Enrico Dini’s D-Shape 3D printer. The project would cost up to 5 million euros ($6.4 million) and be completed in …

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