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U.S. Winning Oil War Against Saudi Arabia

Last year the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), led by Saudi Arabia, initiated an economic oil war against the United States when it refused to cut production in November of 2014 like it usually does when oil prices drop. This was an attempt to drive some U.S. shale oil …

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Articles about smart tech makes modern home ultra energy efficient on Dwell.com - Dwell

Using a combination of passive design principles and active technologies, LGA Architectural Partners forges a smart,...<p>To complement our July/August issue's Smart Home product package, we've programmed a series of panels that cover the latest...<p>Are you looking for some efficient ways to save energy …

Startups

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blazepress: “This Incredible Kitchen Island Is Also a Beautiful Aquarium”

blazepress:<p>This Incredible Kitchen Island Is Also a Beautiful Aquarium<p>theconsumerinme reblogged this from linxspiration<br>• mysteezybreezy reblogged this …

This apartment built in Unreal Engine 4 is nicer than any I will ever live in

If you'd like to visit a fabulous, exotic locale today, look no further than this downloadable pet project — a virtual tour of an apartment built in Unreal Engine 4 — from CG generalist and level designer Dereau Benoit.<p>"Unreal Paris" isn't interested in exploring crazy worlds, but just a single …

Articles about sunny renovation eichler great room on Dwell.com - Dwell

Two tech professionals living in an early 1970s Eichler home in Silicon Valley desired a more open space for their young kids to...<p>A furniture designer carves out a modern family home in a renovated 1925 structure on the outskirts of Copenhagen.<p>If you were handed the keys to an Eichler home, would …

Architecture

Dezeen's most popular interior design projects of 2014

We published hundreds of projects from all over the world in 2014 – from tiny apartments to technology firm offices, cafes and luxury penthouses – …

5 Surprising Ways to Boost Your Memory

<i>This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com.</i><p><b>1. Nibble on chocolate</b>: Just this week, we learned that eating chocolate might lessen age-related …

Dota 2 champs will be paid way more than Super Bowl, World Series winners

There are a number of ways to frame the size of the prize pool for The International — the world championships for <i>Dota 2</i>, taking place this weekend. Perhaps the best is this: The oldest major golf championship is being contested at the same time, for less money.<p><i>Dota 2</i>'s combined prize pool, funded …

Art That Takes You Places: Metro Stations in Naples are Becoming Art Galleries

Ten years ago the city of Naples, Italy, decided to renew their subway stations with a bit of art and life. Under the guidance of Achille Bonto Oliva, the former Venice Biennale director, 14 stations have been redesigned, and now house over 200 works by over 100 artists and architects. Each station has its own signature style.<p>One of the most stunning stations thus far is the Metro Toledo. Designed by architect Oscar Tusquets Blanca and his firm, the space was completed in 2012 and glimmers with …

Incredibly Small Apartment in Paris Reduces Functions to Minimum

Can you imagine an 8 square meter apartment? You might think this compact space can probably fit your wardrobe. Yet this apartment design relies on …

Private Residence in Tel Aviv, Israel by Pitsou Kedem Architecture. (Photography: Amit Geron)

Private Residence in Tel Aviv, Israel by Pitsou Kedem Architecture. (Photography: Amit Geron)

Brooklyn Outfitters Launches Outdoor Gear Line with Locally-Made Packs

1/11<p>PeopleTowels Winners Lead<p>And now for the moment you've all been waiting for! Last month we announced the talented finalists who made it through …

Apple now bigger than Russia's stock market

Technology giant Apple is worth more than the combined value of all Russian public companies for the first time<p><b>Apple</b> is now worth more than Russia's stock market, new data have revealed.<p>The US technology giant's market capitalisation has overtaken the combined value of all Russian public companies …

Singapore's billion-dollar sport stadium wows architects, but can it get its turf to grow?

It's the latest landmark on Singapore's already busy skyline.<p>It features a 55,000 seater stadium, swimming pool complex and water sports facilities.<p>It's also the winner of a World Architecture award and is described by the projects chief operating officer as less of a venue and more of "a brand new …

All of These Buildings Were Inspired by the Rubik's Cube

The addictive puzzle known as Rubik's Cube isn't just a 1980s icon. It has also become a major inspiration for architects. Here are buildings that …

Modern Brazilian Home Taking an Elegant Approach to Design

Modern Brazilian homes keep popping up in a successful effort of permeating traditional culture. This particular home in Brazil is located in the …

15 Photos That Will Convince You That Iceland Belongs on Another Planet

With huge volcanoes, erupting geysers, grand glaciers, and majestic waterfalls, Iceland has a little something for everyone. Particularly for photographers, however, Iceland is like a dream. The Nordic country, that lies between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean, is one of the most sparsely …

European Travel

Photo Trick: Use Hydrochloric Acid and Ammonia to Create Opaque Steam for Hot Drink Photos

When it comes to food photography, particularly beverages, one of the most difficult things to capture is steam. Not only do the drinks not stay warm …

This 4K Time-Lapse of the Sun Features the Largest Sunspot in the Past 22 Years

James Tyrwhitt-Drake recently combined over 17,000 images captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory and Helioviewer.org to create a time-lapse …

Did You Know: Publishing Nighttime Photos of the Eiffel Tower is Copyright Infringement

According to an oft-forgotten clause in EU copyright laws, it is illegal to publish nighttime photos of certain public buildings in certain countries …

Top 10 Mistakes that Cause Blurry Photos

If your photos are not sharp, you are not alone! The most common question I get asked by beginning photographers is "how do you get your images so …

This is the First Photo Ever Taken from the Surface of a Comet

Human kind did something incredible yesterday: we landed something on the surface of a comet. After a 10 year journey to Comet …

7 Tips Your Camera Manual Never Told You About Portrait Photography

Many people will avoid picking up a camera because they think they don’t have an eye for photography. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t take …

Stunning Photo Collection Documents Beautiful Light Throughout NYC

<i>NY Through the Lens</i> is a visual documentation of NYC-based photographer Vivienne Gucwa's explorations throughout the city. From the young age of 17, Gucwa has been living on her own and working many jobs to stay afloat. As a way to manage personal stress, she would go for long walks for “as far as …

Photography

The Best Way to Use Color in Photoshop

We will touch on color theory to help you figure out what the best color combinations are for image and show you how to apply them in Photoshop.