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Want to build your own PC, but not sure how? Check out these barebones options

A “barebone” PC is sort of a starter kit for building a computer yourself. It’s a pre-assembled machine that includes an enclosure (case), a …

Raspberry Pi

Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone

In a spare, drab office park in Sunnyvale, California, a bunch of two-by-fours and foamboard have been nailed together into a makeshift model of a shipping container. Inside, a bare, unlit Edison bulb hangs from a wire, over some simple IKEA furniture and a table with Lego blocks on it. The blocks …

Tired? Wired? This Bulb Can Help.

Light it up<p>The Promise<p>It might shine like any other bulb, but the Rhythm Downlight LED from Lighting Science (price not set; available summer) can make users feel energized or sleepy on cue. NASA plans to deploy similar technology on the International Space Station to help astronauts regulate their …

Space

The Microscopic Future of Surgical Robotics

Chances are, you aren’t, and never will be, an astronaut. So the recent revelation that NASA is funding the development of a somewhat gruesome-sounding surgical bot—a fist-size contraption that would enter a patient’s gas-engorged abdomen to staunch bleeding or remove a ruptured appendix—isn’t …

Electric Stimulation To Spine Gets Paralyzed Patients Moving Again

Four men who had been paralyzed for two years or more were able to move their legs, knees, ankles and toes.<p>After you've injured your spinal cord, getting a "motor complete" diagnosis means you're unable to move your legs—or anything on your body, below the injury—under your own volition. Stay …

18 natural wonders of the US that will inspire your next road trip

I’VE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH to have traveled to some amazing places around the world over the last 10 years: Bolivia, Papua New Guinea, South Korea, …

National Parks

Geometric Reflections in Landscapes Create Abstract Realities

Victoria Siemer, aka Witchoria, is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer who produces new and unusual realities by altering expected perceptions of space. She blends geometric shapes into natural landscapes to produce the sensation of upside-down, backwards, and fragmented reflections.<p>Witchoria aligns …

Art

Lord Of The Sign Rings

Sign Language Ring is a set of rings and a bracelet capable of detecting sign language and translating them. Essentially, the device is able to …

Surreal Images Show What Venice Would Look Like if it was Completely Frozen

Has Venice's famous Grand Canal completely frozen over? Not quite. Though it may appear so in these photos, they're actually the clever work of art director Robert Jahns (or nois7 on Instagram). He's taken photos shot by others, like Venice's Piazza San Marco by Luis Manuel Osorio Fernando, and …

Roller Coasters

Playing with Perception: Prism Table by Maurie Novak

<b>Prism Table</b> by Australian-based designer <b>Maurie Novak</b> (of <b>MN Design</b>) is one of those creative furniture objects that triggers your attention instantly. …

New Cut and Contoured Map Portrait by Ed Fairburn

Artist Ed Fairburn continues to push his creative limits with these new map portraits. In the piece shown above, a Bristol street map has been carefully cut and drawn on, revealing the side of a woman's face. The map can turn into an envelope, which results in a combination of the map works …

Art

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Strategically Placed Mirrors Add a Different Twist to Regular Landscapes

Contemporary art such as that which can be found at the main Russian art museum in Moscow by artist Francisco Infante-Arana can leave you quite …

Astonishing Liquid Sculpture Photographs Captured Using High-Speed Photography

Photographer Martin Waugh is fixated with water. Schooled in physics, the Portland Oregon Waugh was mesmerized by high-speed photography capturing …

Stunning Timelapse Captures the Many Faces of Rio de Janeiro

The most visited city in South America and home to famous landmarks such as the glowing “Christ the Redeemer” statue atop Corcovado Mountain and the …

Awesome High-Speed Photos of Flowers Exploding

Martin Klimas is no stranger to capturing things as they’re in the process of being smashed to bits. You might remember his series of photos showing …

Gorgeous Fragmented Watercolors Form Soothing Cityscapes

These gorgeous watercolor paintings feature soothing landscapes that fade off into the surface of the paper. Created by South Korea-based designer and illustrator Sunga Park, each scene is a study of the architecture located in cities around the world, including London, Paris, Busan, Istanbul, …

Art

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Monumental Plant Sculptures at the 2013 Mosaicultures Internationales de Montréal | Colossal

<p>Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal is an international mosaiculture competition held in Montréal, Canada. According to their website,</i> …

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Exploring Germany’s northernmost island

Tiny Sylt presents a different side to Germany, driven by laid-back attitudes and old fashioned traditions that cannot be found anywhere else in the country.<p>Unlike most German clichés of traditional lederhosen, loud football fans and great beer, Germany’s northernmost island of Sylt presents a …

European Travel

The Unusual Personal Transportation Designs of Shane Chen

Shane Chen is a Washington-based inventor obsessed with moving the human body. His company, Inventist, has been developing strange-looking personal …

Industrial Design

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Flawless Dream Home: Two Storey Promenade Residence by BGD Architects

The Promenade Residence is a two-storey luxury home envisioned as the perfect “resort-like” house. The project was designed by BGD Architects in …

Double Arch after sunset