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"Super wood" sports the strength of steel

Titanium alloys are some of the strongest materials we can build with, but they can be expensive. Now, researchers at the University of Maryland …

Engineering

Do You Really Know What Bitcoin Is?

<i>What to know about the crypto-craze before it implodes.</i><p>Maybe it was those stories you heard — Lamborghinis and second mortgages, fortunes made and …

A Boldly Black Brooklyn Townhouse

<i>From Nicole</i>: It took us two and a half years to find our home. We had so many aggressive buyers outbidding us every time. We finally found a house …

Wood Block Residence

Mercer Island, Washington<p>Located on the west side of Mercer Island, this house is a reconstruction of one of iconic Seattle architect Fred Bassetti’s earliest designs. Fronting a busy street, the owners wanted to create a protective shelter for family life. While appreciating the classic modern …

Bosjes Chapel in South Africa features a sculptural, undulating roof

The striking chapel has glazed walls that frame mountain and orchard views<p>This striking chapel by London-based firm Steyn Studio and local TV3 Architects is located on the Bosjes Farm in the Witzenberg Municipality in the Western Cape Province in South Africa. It features a white, sculptural cast …

Architecture

How to Use an Ancient Photo Trick to Create Surreal Digital Photos

I recently rediscovered an old photography technique that allows you to add surreal color to photos that show movement in the frame. The technique …

Harnessing electricity-generating bacteria to clean up drinking water

The bacteria <i>Shewanella oneidensis</i> is a heavy metal fan. Its taste for iron, lead and mercury make it useful for cleaning water of these contaminants, …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Airbus intends to test autonomous airborne taxis by the end of 2017.</b> Airbus last year formed a division called Urban Air Mobility that is exploring concepts such as a vehicle to transport individuals.<p><b>2. Pirate copies of this year's big Hollywood movies are leaking online ahead of awards season.</b> …

From head transplants to space tourism: the innovations set to change the world in 2017

BioFabricate 2016: Growing the Materials of the Future

A day-long exploration of how biotechnology is facilitating a new material revolution<p><i>Title image comes from Laia Mogas's talk at Biofabricate 2016</i> …

Articles about 7 relaxing terraces on Dwell.com - Dwell

The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>Thanks to Los Angeles’s Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance, the developers of Auburn 7 were able to maximize their property’s...<p>Sometimes one’s art can be simultaneously window and …

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Articles about 7 modern homes portugal on Dwell.com - Dwell

With its serene beauty, we believe that Portugal is a must-see destination for all design lovers.<p>We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far …

Articles about retreat cascades bold take modern cabin on Dwell.com - Dwell

An unorthodox design is a comfortable escape from city life.<p>For some people, building a house may seem like a daunting commitment to permanence—a kind of spatial lockdown.<p>Made up of three modernized kodas, this wood-clad cottage features bright, minimalist interiors.<p>A Martha’s Vineyard retreat …

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Daily Inspiration #2203

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

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Articles about tiny diy trailer home built couple budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

A young couple on the move build a small home that will go wherever life takes them.<p>At 204 square feet, this DIY tiny home on wheels is fully functional and even features a nifty gear room.<p>Inspired by the calming sea, an Oregon–based builder crafts a beach-inspired tiny home trailer and sells it …

Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes

How much more could you get done if you completed all of your required reading in 1/3 or 1/5 the time?<p>Increasing reading speed is a process of …