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Berlin celebrates "fall of the wall" anniversary with 8,000 glowing balloons

The German capital is commemorating 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall with a trail of illuminated balloons along its former route (+ …

House in Mill Valley, California by SB Architects

The Hillside House in Mill Valley, California by SB Architects.<p>The team of SB Architects has completed the Hillside House, which is situated in the …

Architecture

Light Painting Photography by Martin Kimbell

Amazing long exposure light painting photography by Martin Kimbell.<p>Check out this stunning selection of light paintings by Martin Kimbell, a …

Dream House in Rio de Janeiro by Studio Arthur Casas

Casa AL, a dream house in Rio de Janeiro by Studio Arthur Casas.<p>Studio Arthur Casas designed Casa AL, a dream house located in the hills around Rio …

Students and Community Members Come Together to Construct Theater in Cape Town Township

The Guga S’Thebe Arts and Cultural Centre in Langa, Cape Town's oldest township, is expanding to include a theatre exclusively for children and …

Cape Town

Architizer

'Give up dairy products to beat cancer’

A leading scientist, who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products<p>In 1993, the breast cancer that had plagued Jane Plant since 1987 returned for the fifth time. It came in the shape of a secondary tumour – a lump in her neck the size of …

A Big Sur House Overlooking the Pacific Ocean

Spectacular is about the only word to describe not only the view, but the house you get to stare at that view from. The Fall House, designed by …

Can Happiness Become The World's Most Popular College Course?

<b>@giorodriguez UC Berkeley’s “The Science of Happiness” is poised to make history in online education. Why? (Part Two in a five-part series on MOOCs).</b><p>At a time when books on happiness are <i>so</i> plentiful that pundits are saying they’ve jumped the shark — and when Pharell’s little song “Happy” has become …

West Antarctica ice sheet collapse: 'it will change the coastline of the world'

We should be worried, and it looks increasingly probable that we should be worried – that's what these new studies on the west Antarctic ice sheet tell me.<p>The interesting thing for me as a glaciologist is that the authors are guys that are normally pretty conservative but – by saying the collapse …

Best Vehicles for Road Trips

Spring break and summer vacations should be times to kick back, relax and spend time with family and friends. Road trips have always been a popular option for students or families, and choosing the right vehicle can make or break your adventure. Here are the best vehicle choices for taking a trip …

Jeep

Apple May Have Considered Purchasing Tesla, Researching Audio to Predict Heart Attacks

Apple's interest in vehicle and medical integration for its products is well-known, but a new report from the <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> claims some new details on both fronts, including word that Apple may have explored a potential purchase of electric car manufacturer Tesla last year.<p>The specific …

Cloud boom is on for real, researcher says

Researcher IHS Technology expects spending on cloud infrastructure and services to hit $174.2 billion in 2014, up 20 percent from $145.2 billion last …

Saw Swee Hock student centre – review

The Irish architect John Tuomey, who is fond of a metaphor or two, says that the new student centre at the London School of Economics is "an LP". He is telling how the life of its interior revolves around a central spindle of lift and stair, but he could equally be describing its pre-digital …

Twitter acquires over 900 patents from IBM after infringement dispute

Like many other tech companies, Twitter has decided to buy some of IBM’s patents rather than go to court.<p>Just days before Twitter’s IPO last November, IBM claimed that Twitter was infringing on three of its patents. And while it sounded like Twitter was gearing up to defend itself, IBM announced …

How Chipotle is going to serve burritos faster, and faster, and faster

Lines snaking out the door at lunchtime have long been a bottleneck to growth at US burrito chain Chipotle. But the company has a plan—a four-step plan, to be exact.<p>The chain managed to speed up service by six transactions per hour at peak times this past quarter (a significant increase compared to …

Countertops

Beta Version of Apple's iOS in the Car Demonstrated on YouTube

The first video of Apple’s upcoming iOS in the Car has hit YouTube, which we found thanks to some sleuthing from the team at <i>Jalopnik</i>, and if we’re to believe everything app developer Steven Troughton-Smith is doing with this beta version, automotive suppliers can breathe easy. From what we know so …

The Quietest Drag Race Ever: Tesla Model S Vs. Tesla Model S

Earlier this week we brought you video of a Tesla Model S giving a 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray a run for its money on the straight strip. Today, …

China surpasses US as world's largest trading nation

China became the world's largest trading nation in 2013, overtaking the US in what Beijing described as "a landmark milestone" for the country.<p>China's annual trade in goods passed the $4tn (£2.4tn) mark for the first time last year according to official data, after exports from the world's second …

NSA program stopped no terror attacks, says White House panel member

A member of the White House review panel on NSA surveillance said he was “absolutely” surprised when he discovered the agency’s lack of evidence that the bulk collection of telephone call records had thwarted any terrorist attacks.<p>“It was, ‘Huh, hello? What are we doing here?’” said Geoffrey Stone, …

Pinterest’s Newly Restored Creative Headquarters

Standard cubicles and traditional cafeterias are a thing of the past, as growing companies, particularly in the social media circuit, are opting for a more open environment that allows for employee interaction. Earlier today, Katie shared Twitter's main global office with us and now we bring you …

Social Media

In A Divided San Francisco, Private Tech Buses Drive Tension

<i>Part of a series on</i> income inequality <i>in the San Francisco Bay Area</i><p>If you want to understand the tension between tech workers in San Francisco, who often make six figures, and many of the city's other residents, try standing on the southwest corner of 24th Street and Valencia around 7:30 on a …

Apple Could Beat Bitcoin Out Of The Retail Market

Apple’s anti-Bitcoin strategy is taking shape: Apple recently strong-armed the messaging app Gliph into eliminating Bitcoin sending on its iOS app, …

Facebook Launches 'Donate' Button

Instead of just “liking” a cause on Facebook, users can now make a tangible difference without clicking away from the social networking site.<p>Facebook unveiled its “Donate Now” button on Monday, which allows users to give money to charity while perusing an organization’s page.<p>So far 19 nonprofits -- …

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is The Perfect OS That Nobody Wants

Windows 8 looks perfect. But new updates may revert its design to appease consumers. What is going on?<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft did the unthinkable: The company designed a groundbreaking interface of boxes called Metro that could scale from laptops, to tablets, to phones, to Xboxes–meaning any …

International Board Bound for Shanghai New Trade Zone?

Doug Young<p>I’ve avoided writing about the new Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) up until now, despite exhaustive coverage in both domestic and international media. But now I’m lifting my informal ban, following new reports saying the FTZ could soon host a proposed but long-stalled international board …