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Sheffield's striking Diamond Building is wrapped in a cellular pattern that controls solar gain

A cellular pattern of diamond-shaped sections wrap around this university building in Sheffield, England. The diamonds don't just make for an …

Bioengineers invent engine powered by water vapor, artificial muscles

Bioengineers have invented the world’s first engine that runs on energy created from the process of natural water evaporation at room temperature, by …

Pocket-sized personal transporters could soon be seen on the streets of Tokyo

<i>(Reuters)</i> — A Japanese engineer has developed a portable transporter small enough to be carried in a backpack that he says is the world’s first ‘car in a bag’.<p>Twenty-six-year-old Kuniako Saito and his team at Cocoa Motors recently unveiled the lithium battery-powered “WalkCar” transporter, which is …

Behold The Tent Of The Future! Collects Solar Energy, Rainwater, And Folds Up For Easy Travel

When people are asked what type of people are part of the green community, most have a stereotypical view of hippies that live off the grid. In …

Sonar app listens for signs of sleep apnea - Futurity

ApneaApp transforms a smartphone into an active sonar system that tracks tiny changes in a person's breathing movements while they sleep.

Tottenham Hotspur stadium: Club 'strikes deal with firm'

<b>Tottenham Hotspur says it has struck a private deal to buy disputed land for a proposed £400m football stadium.</b><p>A statement on the club's website said an agreement had been reached to buy Archway Sheet Metal Works' property, in Paxton Road, Tottenham.<p>The Premier League club has planning permission …

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He Dumps Water Onto His Driveway. The Instant It Hits- What A Delightful Secret

We all know that rain is essential. It gives our plants life, fills our reservoirs, helps wash away dirt and grime from plants and streets - just to …

Forget plastic bottles: The "spherification" of water is a weird new way to hydrate

Expect Your Portable Water to Come in Edible, Blob Form<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in …

Jennifer Lopez

Harbin Snow and Ice Fest in Pictures

Harbin, #China: Workers put the finishing touches to #snow #sculptures at an expo. Photo: ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images

Nasa just emailed a wrench to space

When International Space Station commander Barry Wilmore needed a wrench, Nasa knew just what to do. They "emailed" him one.<p>This is the first time an …

Jingle hell: Where your Christmas baubles and santa hats are made

The real North Pole is in China.<p>About 300 kilometers out of Shanghai is the town of Yiwu, where 60% of the world's Christmas decorations are made by …

Double amputee controls bionic arms with his mind

Prosthetic technology has made huge leaps in recent years, but the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is pushing it into <i>Six Million</i> …

Incredible French barn finds could fetch over $18M [w/video]

Heartbreaking Beauties On Display In Varying States Of Decay<p>We all dream about taking a drive and discovering the mythical barn find of a vintage Shelby Cobra or Porsche Speedster hidden way under a sheet, totally forgotten. An upcoming auction from Artcurial in France on February 6 proves that …

Sense: A gadget to change the way we sleep

James Proud’s sleep monitoring device is a step beyond those on the market, sensing a range of environmental factors to help you get a better night’s sleep<p>■ See more from the 20 innovations for 2015 series<p>British entrepreneur James Proud, 23, presents a white sphere the size of a tennis ball …

Seed of fiction: how gardens inspire writers

A new book captures the unique inspiration that our best-loved authors have found in their gardens<p>All gardeners know how easy it is to “lose themselves” in their gardens. Though the work may be hard, gardening is a time for real relaxation and reflection with only half a mind on the job at hand. It …

QUIZ: What mental disorder do you have?

There are many online quizzes that claim to tell you what mental disorder you have, but this one takes the issue seriously<p>You can’t move for online quizzes these days. Nearly every fourth Facebook post seems to be the result of a far-fetched but strangely specific quiz that claims to reflect some …

The Secret Gardens Of Syria's Refugee Camps

The tales from Syria's refugee camps are mostly of horror, poverty, trauma and distress. But in Jordan's Za’atari camp, there are some green shoots …

Wind is the World's Cheapest Source of Energy According to EU Report

A report prepared for the European Commission has found that onshore wind power provides the cheapest source of energy once external factors such as …

Renewable Energy

The World Beard and Moustache Championship took place in #Portland on Saturday, and roughly 300 contestants competed in 18 different categories. Take a look at some of the awesome facial 'dos from the competition by clicking the link in our profile. (Image: AP Images, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Old Military Planes Repurposed to Drop 900,000 Tree Bombs a Day

If we’re lucky, seed bombing could jump to a whole new level of awesomeness. A fleet of unused and decommissioned C-130 Hercules cargo planes, …

On a Road Trip Around the World, French Family Parks on Bernal Hill

Large vehicles modified for mobile habitation tend to attract lots of attention when they’re parked on Bernal Hill. Last weekend your Bernalwood editor paid particular attention to a very large vehicle parked on Bernal Hill that was very clearly intended for mobile habitation.<p>But this was no …

Tiny $33K Home Offers Off-Grid Luxury Living on Wheels

Don't be fooled by this trailer’s boxy façade—inside lies an impressively spacious and luxurious miniature home! Designed and built by Andrew and …

Afghan women’s cycling team dares to pursue Olympic dream

Novice riders brave insults and risk of physical attack to train for international competitions<p>Six mornings a week Zahra Alizada is on her bike long before 5am, slipping through the grey pre-dawn in a small pack of women savouring the brief peace on Kabul’s normally hectic, dusty streets.<p>Afghans …

Why bring wolves back to the UK?

How would reintroducing wolves and lynx back to Britain work, and what’s the point?<p>If you have an ethical dilemma, email Lucy at lucy.siegle@observer.co.uk<p>Looking for a bit of ecological excitement? Rewilding ticks many boxes. Its premise is that habitats such as the uplands of the UK are anything …

Artists Build Incredible Obelisk Out of Hundreds of Bicycles

California artists Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector recently constructed this incredible towering obelisk made entirely out of bikes on a street corner …

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London's Deptford Cafe Transforms an Old Train Carriage Into an Eco Eatery

Located in multicultural Southeast London, the Deptford Cafe is a hidden gem selling homemade delights from locally sourced ingredients. An …

1,411 QI Facts To Knock You Sideways

• <b>Author:</b> John Lloyd & John Mitchinson<p>1,227 QI Facts blew your socks off. 1,339 QI Facts made your jaw drop. Now the QI team return with this year's groaning sack of astonishment. Prepare to be knocked sideways...<p>Orchids can get jetlag. Lizards can't walk and breathe at the same time. There are …

Fifty Sheds of Grey: Three in a Shed

• <b>Author:</b> C. T. Grey<p><i>'Which whip today?' she rasped, tightly clad in black leather.</i><i><br>'I don't know,' I replied. 'I can never decide between banana and butterscotch.'</i><p>In <i>Three in a Shed</i>, the pulsating climax to the bestselling trowel-egy <i>Fifty Sheds of Grey</i>, multi-millionaire Colin Grey finds himself with …

Apple Sends Out Invites For October 16 iPad And Mac Event

Apple has just made official the event many were anticipating for October, at which it will likely debut new iPads and Macs, as well as launch the public version of OS X Yosemite, the latest update to its desktop operating system. It’ll happen October 16, and we’ll be there to bring you all the …