Charlie Swan

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SEATTLE MODULAR HOMES

ENERGY EFFICIENT AND LOW MAINTENANCE HOMES<p>Our WaterHaus designs are the first homes to offer sustainable healthy interiors. Designer Ann Raab …

North America’s first fully prefabricated passive houses could revolutionize the housing market

A brilliant new partnership announced today could revolutionize the way Americans build their homes. Ecocor has teamed up with sustainability-minded …

Fast Work: Italian Boss on Motorized Contraption Sprays Road Markings With Blazing Speed and Accuracy

I guarantee you this man is paid by the job, not the hour<p>At school there was always one person in the studio who was faster than everyone else. They …

Passive House for New Orleans Competition Winner

<b>DesignByMany</b> and media partner <b>ArchDaily</b> are pleased to announce the “Low Cost, Low Energy House” by sustainable.TO as the winning design for the</b> …

An Investment Opportunity In Trash

As incredible as it might seem, processing trash may represent a future unique investment opportunity. Consider the new technologies that will operate on the micro scale, breaking the bonds of molecules through bio-mechanical means, which could be applied to recycling trash completely. It is quite …

Passive House Explained in 90 Seconds

Passivhaus Architects: Masters of Integrated Design | PASSIVHAUS IN PLAIN ENGLISH & MORE

This blog post is a review of An Introduction to Passive House by Justin Bere published in December 2013. Justin Bere, a pioneering passivhaus …

Gorgeous Norwegian Eco-Friendly House Produces More Than 3 Times The Energy It Needs

It was designed to be 100% zero emission, and incorporates a ridiculous number of clever tricks and gadgets to truly make it a friend to the environment, according to The Daily Mail.<p>Norway's Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings and renowned international architecture firm Snøhetta teamed up …

Swimming Pools

A Moto Disguised

Despite having pedals, the Hydro Bike isn’t really a bicycle at all. This fuel cell-powered transportation features these faux pedals because in a …

Cars | Uncrate

Only the fourth McLaren to earn the "Longtail" designation, the 600LT is a tribute to its racing and road-going predecessors. It's inspired by the …

Sketching in steel with a 3D-printing robotic arm

<i>This article was taken from the August 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Humin: A super-smart way to manage contacts on your iPhone, and it launches today

We took an early look at Humin, an impressive contacts app for the iPhone, back in January this year. Finally, it’s launching onto the App Store in the US today and it’s even better than when we first tried it.<p>Humin works best when it’s placed in your dock in place of the default Phone app. It …

Dash releases its smart driving application for iPhone with support for third-party hardware

Dash, a popular smart driving tool that originally launched on Android in January, is now finally available for iPhone users. The free app pairs with a device that plug into your car and transmit data back to the app. From there you can see data about your car’s performance and alert you of any …

Humin for iPhone can replace your Phone app

Or, my first meeting as a robot went something like this<p>My computer screen flashes to life.<p>"Oh, hi," says a woman sitting at a desk to my left. I have arrived, it seems, at some sort of office reception area. "Let me get Ankur for you. In the meantime, follow me," she says. I freeze. She walks off …

Samsung: Metal? That old thing? We’ve been making metal phones since 2006

Samsung SCH-V740, made with metal<p>After years of catching flak over the cheap feeling of its high-end phones, Samsung finally delivered what the crowds wanted. Well, almost. The Galaxy Alpha isn’t entirely made of metal, but its aluminum frame does give it the premium look that Samsung tried so hard …

Cisco plans to cut 8 percent, or 6,000, employees

Networking hardware giant Cisco(s csco) Systems is slimming down. Again. After another quarter of pallid growth, the company will cut up to 6,000 …

Behind the scenes of Aquion Energy’s battery factory & the future of solar storage

Drive about 45 minutes southeast of downtown Pittsburgh, out to the edge of Westmoreland County, and you’ll reach a sprawling, cavernous factory …

Ecodrain

1<p>Saving Money<p>Assumes 3 - 10 minute showers per day. Savings can be higher or lower depending on specific conditions.<p>2<p>Reducing Your Annual Carbon …

Meet the BAT, an airborne wind turbine

The first time you see this bizarre aircraft floating high above the horizon, you may be confused. It looks kind of like a giant, winged doughnut.<p>It's 35 feet wide, and inventors call it the BAT.<p>It's an unmanned, helium-filled, cylindrical blimp wrapped around three spinning blades that turn wind …

Watch This Charger Fully Juice A Smartphone In 30 Seconds

The power of quantum dots<p>I still remember flipping through paper magazines while waiting for webpages to load on my family's PC, in the 1990s. Maybe one day waiting for your phone to charge will seem as antiquated.<p>An Israeli startup recently demonstrated a prototype charger that fully charges a …

Wall Street

8 hours of airliners departing from Los Angeles in one single photo

Los Angeles architectural photographer Mike Kelley posted this awesome image of almost all the departures and some of the arrivals at LAX during a …

Moto 360 designer: 'we wanted to hit that Whoa! mark'

In a live broadcast, designer Jim Wicks showed off a working version of the Moto 360 smartwatch and offered up a few pieces of information about his prized product and the philosophy behind its design. When asked about the inspiration for the 360's circular design, Wicks mentioned that the shape is …

Skype's web-based version is now available worldwide

You no longer have to live in one of a few fortunate countries to make a Skype call while checking your Outlook.com email: As of today, Skype for Outlook.com is available worldwide. All you need now is to download a browser plugin and link your Skype account. The global release comes alongside …

Apple’s New Device Isn’t What You Think It Is—and It’s Already Out

Almost exactly a year ago, the blog AppleInsider revealed concept drawings of an iWatch, a wearable device rumored to be in development by Apple. …

18-Year-Old Photographer’s Spectacular Conceptual Self-Portraits

Eighteen-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits. The Cambridge, England native's photograph entitled <i>Invisible</i> recently went viral, with over …

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