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10 Australian Scifi Movies You Need to Watch

When someone says “Australian science fiction movie,” thoughts immediately and inevitably turn to <i>Mad Max</i>—if not George Miller’s insanely influential …

Horror

The Top 5 Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Apps for Architects

<i>This article was originally published by Archipreneur.</i><br>Virtual reality and augmented reality tools for the AEC industry are getting increasingly …

How to make fluffy slime without using borax

DIY slime, the homemade goop that's as soothing as a fidget spinner, is most often made with borax. In fact, my first slime recipe used borax as one of the main ingredients.<p>While we've never encountered any issues with borax, some people have reported burns from this type of slime. Others are …

Baking

10 kid-friendly DIY projects you can enjoy outdoors

Take advantage of the warm weather<p>As spring hits its stride, we can all look forward to shedding our coats to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. And what better way to take advantage of the great outdoors than with an afternoon of DIY tinkering? These 10 projects are simple enough for kids to help …

Swimming Pools

All the 'Game of Thrones' deaths, ranked from least tragic to most tragic

Over the past six seasons, a lot of people on "Game of Thrones" have died. It's a game of survival, and you're lucky if you've made it this far.<p>Some of these characters came back from the dead. We barely knew some of them, and we knew a lot of them so well that we shed a tear or two (or …

TV Series

The Unexpected Stories Behind 10 Skyscrapers That Were Actually Built

As long as there have been buildings mankind has sought to construct its way to the heavens. From stone pyramids to steel skyscrapers, successive …

Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook-Linux hybrid

Common scenario: You buy a new laptop, thinking you'll sell, donate or hand down the old one... but it never happens. Maybe you don't want to deal with the hassles of Craigslist or Ebay, not to mention wiping all your data, reinstalling Windows and so on.<p>Whatever the case, now it's just taking up …

Quickly Learn the Differences Between Most Home Design Styles With This Chart

Whether you’re hunting for a new home to rent or buy, real estate listings love to use specific design terminology like “traditional ranch,” or …

Download 243 Free eBooks on Design, Data, Software, Web Development & Business from O’Reilly Media

Last week we highlighted for you 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media. Little did we know that we were just scratching the surface of the …

5 Free Graphic Design Tools To Create Your Own Visuals in 2017

Why would you pay a design agency upwards of $5,000 for one graphic design, when you can create your own visuals for next to nothing?<p>Many startups and new entrepreneurs understand the value of using visuals in their marketing strategy, but how many people are actually going to throw five grand at a …

Infographics

16 Materials Every Architect Needs to Know (And Where to Learn About Them)

A building’s materiality is what our bodies make direct contact with; the cold metal handle, the warm wooden wall, and the hard glass window would …

The eco guide to house plants

Plants help to purify the air and process out pollutants<p>Breathing is given remarkably little air time. But a comprehensive report on outdoor air quality worldwide emerged from the World Health Organisation recently, linking 3 million deaths a year to air pollution.<p>It’s enough to keep you indoors. …

10 Disturbing Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Freddy Krueger’s metal fingernails and melted face might be scary, but he’s no match for some of the real-life people who have been featured in …

New Foldable Camera Drone Requires No FAA Approval, Can 'Add Spice' to Your Pics

You may want to make room for one more companion on your next vacation — or wedding, or birthday bash.<p>The creators of a new flying camera say it will "add more spice" to photographs and videos by giving amateur snappers access to new angles and shots.<p>The Hover Camera Passport, the first product …

COBI, the future of biking takes routes in a whole new direction

Nowadays, there are numerous biking apps that can make your mobile phone integral to your bike ride. Using it for directions or music is obvious, but …

Make Fresh Ramen Noodles at Home with These Three Ingredients

Fresh ramen noodles aren’t hard to make and are so much more delicious than instant ramen. You can save money by making them at home, too. All you …

See Every Angle of Philip Johnson's Glass House

The Glass House, designed by modern architect Philip Johnson in New Canaan, Connecticut, has opened its doors to a wide range of visitors lately. From artist Yayoi Kusama's "Narcissus Garden," which took over the property's small pond starting May 1, and now Gerard & Kelly's "Modern Living" dance …

Architecture

Countries are turning to solar power to turn saltwater into drinkable water

Run by an array of solar panels and batteries, the system will produce about 13,200 gallons of drinking water a day for use on site.<p>That's insignificant compared with desalination plants elsewhere, but it's a start toward answering a pressing question: can countries stop burning fossil fuels to …

Desalination

5 Things To Consider When Photographing Outdoor Architecture

The line between a magnificent photograph and just another snapshot is incredibly thin. While this holds true for every style of photography, you …

Let Alloy turn your frequent iPhone tasks into apps

Alloy is the iPhone app that ultimately wants you to spend less time using your iPhone. It lets you create automated tasks and workflows that you can launch with one tap. The automations can upload a selfie to Twitter, convert currency, save your parking location, perform a saved search on Amazon …

7 Sex Positions All Lazy Girls Will Love

Minimal effort, maximum pleasure<p>Sex is fun, feels awesome, and is an important part of a healthy relationship (or whatever), but sometimes it’s tough to get in the mood when you’re having one of those lethargic nights where you can barely move. That doesn’t mean, however, that a steamy tryst has to …

So You Want Sustainable Housing? Try Shipping Containers

Meet the startup converting used shipping containers into off-the-shelf, off-the-grid dwellings.<p>The idea of off-the-grid living has a romantic, back-to-nature feel to it—but the reality is significantly more complicated if you want anything more than the most basic amenities. Dutch startup …

Layerscape / Kiến Trúc O

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The point to create architecture is to provide a habitable space for one to dwell within nature. The …

Architecture

Solar da Serra House / 3.4 Arquitetura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The site is located in a residential condominium in the outskirts of Brasilia, where residents seek …

Naremburn House / Bijl Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Our clients came to us with a short list of demands: light-filled spaces, no boring square rooms, no two …

Architecture

Pedregal House / Garza Iga Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house is situated on top of a hill with privileged views towards the city, this was the main reason …