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casagrande laboratory's micro-apartment measures one parking space

<b>head architect marco casagrande of casagrande laboratory has installed a micro-apartment building in a bustling helsinki square.</b> measuring a mere 2.5 …

Architecture

Amazing maps show the world as you've never seen it

Maps

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

Guns

This nuclear-explosion simulator shows where radioactive fallout would blow using today's weather

Imagine a 150-kiloton nuclear bomb exploded in the city closest to you.<p>Do you know how the city, its surrounding region, and its inhabitants would be affected? If you can't think of much more than "a lot of people would die," you're not alone.<p>"We live in a world where nuclear weapons issues are on …

North Korea

Spectacular mountain-like Valley breaks ground in Amsterdam

A jagged mountain-like mass is turning up on Amsterdam’s pancake-flat landscape. MVRDV recently broke ground on Valley, a 75,000-square-meter …

Modulos Adjustable Modular Desk

Create the perfect work space for you and your colleagues with the Modulos Adjustable Modular Desk. From typing up reports to sketching out new …

Crowd Funding

Britain's new £3 billion aircraft carrier arrives at her home port for the first time

Britain's new aircraft carrier arrived at Portsmouth Naval Base, its new home port, for the first time on Wednesday morning.<p>The ship's crew lined the deck, and spectators waited at the port, as the megaship arrived around 7.10 a.m.<p>The vessel will be based there for its estimated 50-year lifespan, …

Military

HMS Queen Elizabeth: Navy's new flagship a true feat of engineering

It was the very last of Britain's more traditional carriers, those that use catapults to launch fixed-wing aircraft and arrester wires to catch them …

UK's biggest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth sails into home port for first time

PORTSMOUTH, England (Reuters) - Britain’s most advanced and biggest warship, the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, berthed for the first time at its home port of Portsmouth on Wednesday.<p>The 280-metre (920-foot) vessel entered the harbour on England’s southern coast at 0610 GMT, …

North Africa

Navy’s biggest ever warship squeezes under Forth bridge with 6ft to spare

<b>Britain’s largest ever warship has set sail for the first time.</b><p>HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier, left her dock in Fife, …

How to fast-track to an improved Navy

<i>New concept aims to get more from the fleet sooner</i><p>WASHINGTON – U.S. Marines based out of Norway, another Marine expeditionary unit operating from …

HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain's largest ever warship, is due to set sail today

The Royal Navy's largest ever warship, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, is due to set sail from the Rosyth dockyard in Fife for the first time today.<p>At 280m, …

British Navy’s biggest-ever warship to set sail today – our nation’s future flagship

The largest and most powerful ship ever built for the Royal Navy will set sail today – weather permitting – a huge 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier.<p>HMS …

HMS Queen Elizabeth squeezes out of dockyard for the first time - and Russian spies are watching

Britain’s largest ever warship has squeezed out of its dockyard, as the ship heads out on sea trials.<p>The 65,000 ton HMS Queen Elizabeth slipped out of Rosyth dockyard and into open water through an exit with only 14in clearance on either side and 20in of water under the keel.<p>The aircraft carrier …

These Blackout Shades Will Make You Feel Like You Live in a Penthouse

In New York City or London, no less.<p>Sensitive sleepers know blackout shades are a must. But they're not exactly known for being the prettiest accessory — until now. Ukrainian designers at HoleRoll found a way to combine functionality with fun. Seriously, tell us it wouldn't be totally delightful …

The 7 Best Apps For Planning a Room Layout & Design

What a time to be planning room layouts! Lucky for us, we now have access to a treasure trove of user-friendly apps to help us create floor plans and …

French inventor flies real-life hoverboard over the Atlantic Ocean

A futuristic video has emerged of a man flying on a hoverboard across the Atlantic Ocean.<p>The video shows Franky Zapata, chief executive of Zapata Racing, whizzing over the sea off the coast of France on a hoverboard that is available for the public to hire.<p>Mr Zapata is riding the record-breaking …

Atlantic Ocean

Norway wants to build the world’s first full-scale ship tunnel

For cruise ships and sailboats alike<p>The Stad Peninsula in Norway has one of the most dangerous coastlines in the region. As the meeting place between the Norwegian Sea and North Sea, the turbulent waters have claimed the lives of dozens sailors over the last several decades. Which may explain why …

Navy SeaRam Missile Defends Multiple Attacks

The Guided Missile Weapons System, which consists of a launcher and missile rounds is a supersonic, lightweight, quick-reaction, fire-and-forget …

Military

People won’t stop staring at their phones, so a Dutch town put traffic lights on the ground

As anyone who lives in a city knows, public sidewalks these days are a free-for-all of pedestrians staggering along, zombie-like, staring intently at the screens of their phones. As well as infuriating other pedestrians, there’s some evidence that this behavior increases our chances of being hit by …

Mobile

At the helm of J Class yacht Endeavour – we get exclusive on-board access

<b>Toby Hodges jumped at the chance to helm the J Class Endeavour, one of the world’s most distinguished and beautiful yachts.</b>The mighty press of canvas …

Sailing

Coodo is the Modern Mobile Home You’ll Want to Live in

<b>Less veneer, more german design savvy.</b><p>German innovation at its finest, Coodo is the lovechild of RV campers, sleek modern architecture, and tiny …

New Bespoke British Auto with Vintage Charm

From the designer of this award-winning Polar Expedition Vehicle comes something a bit softer…a road GT with vintage inspiration. The Eadon Green …

Apartment Buildings That Break The Pattern With Their Memorable Designs

Every apartment building is unique and special somehow which is pretty impressive and quite surprising actually considering how many apartment …

Architecture

Never lose your valuables again with this miniature GPS locator

Keeping a tab on kids, pets, and valuables is a difficult task, so a new Indiegogo has built a miniature GPS tracker to at least help find people or items once they’ve disappeared.<p>Ping, the “world’s smallest” GPS tracker, is able to send a signal from the U.S., Mexico and Canada to the owner’s …

Very Surprising Tiny House by Mizuishi Architects Atelier

This cottage, built near to a river, in a small triangular space, is brilliantly organized inside, proving an incredible sense of proportions and …

Architecture

Product Design: Portable Wireless Keyboard by Orée Artisans

We would like to share this cool product design made by Orée Artisans, what they built is a range of lasting technology like accessories for your …

Industrial Design

A Mind-Boggling Gun

I’ve been avoiding writing about this because my supply of expletives needed to regenerate. And, frankly, I’m a bit baffled by the topic – whenever I …

Congress Produces Its Shopping List for Beefing Up the U.S. Military

New fighters, bombers, ships, and even a new tank are on the list.<p>The Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Arizona Senator John McCain, released a paper on Tuesday calling for the Pentagon to receive a nine percent boost in defense spending next year. The plan calls for spending more …

Military

U.S. Navy Wants Smart Guided Cannon Rounds to Fend Off Iran's Boat Swarms

Small, cannon rounds could be guided individually to engage fast attack craft.<p>The U.S. Navy is working with defense contractor Raytheon to bring precision guidance to fast-firing light cannons. The MAD-FIRES project could soon help ships fend of waves of smaller, heavily armed attack boats.<p>The U.S. …

Military