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This new online guide lays out the legal dos and don'ts of 3D printing

Jul 27, 2016 | By Tess<p>For those who have scoured the internet for a comprehensive set of regulations and tips for 3D designing and 3D printing but …

Intellectual Property

SpaceX will spend $300 million on Red Dragon Mars mission, NASA says

SpaceX is likely spending about $300 million on its unmanned Red Dragon Mars mission, according to NASA estimates.<p>The topic came up at a NASA Advisory Council committee meeting Tuesday, when agency official Jim Reuter said SpaceX's spending on the mission was about 10 times that of NASA's, …

Five New York designers and studios to watch

<b>New York 2016:</b> in the wake of last month's New York design week, Dezeen's US editor Dan Howarth highlights five designers and studios that are set to …

Harvard researchers create ‘muscles’ for soft-bodied robots

Humans are soft, easily bruised creatures, and robots are, well, not so soft. If a hard-bodied robot swings its arm around, not realizing your face …

Robotics

Want To Be An Astronaut? Your Chariots Await

7 vehicles that will carry humanity into orbit and beyond very soon<p>The human race is quickly becoming a spacefaring civilization. During the Cold War, aggression and technological rivalry between two superpowers led to humanity’s first journey into space and to those first footsteps on the Moon. …

HP is finally going to start making 3D printers

The world’s biggest printer company is finally ready to make the leap into the third dimension.<p>HP (the technology half of the former company Hewlett-Packard) announced today that it will be releasing two industrial 3D printers that it claims will produce objects ten times faster and half as …

App Store

DIY: Pretty and Carefree Paper Plants

Not everyone has a green thumb. Our recommendation? DIY some carefree paper plants with the help of Corrie Beth Hogg. All it takes is a one-time …

Nice Museum. Where’s the Art?

After all the artist’s struggles, all the critical quarrels, all the millions paid for grand works—after all that, how long will a museum visitor typically stand before a masterpiece? About twenty-eight seconds, according to a recent scholarly study. This average has held steady during the past …

Step inside some of the biggest, coolest experiments in the world

It has almost no mass, travels at essentially the speed of light, and has evaded scientific confirmation for three decades.<p>Meet the neutrino, which scientists hope will help them answer dozens of critical questions about the universe, including why it's full of matter.<p>Neutrinos are produced when …

A Map Of How Emotions Influence Our Lives, Commissioned By The Dalai Lama

When the Dalai Lama teams up with a top psychologist, who teams up a top data viz firm, you get the Atlas of Emotions.<p>The five circles slowly pulsing on my screen are meant to visualize the entire core of human emotion. Fear. Disgust. Anger. Sadness. Enjoyment.<p>Reductive? Yes. But that’s exactly the …

Emotions

Renzo Piano’s Favorite Things

The renowned architect shares a few of his favorite things<p>By<p>Renzo Piano<p><b>“ON THE LEFT WALL</b> is a sketch by Roy Lichtenstein gifted to me by his wife. I had been working with him on a project before he died. When I’m away, I cover the sketch so that it’s not exposed to light—I don’t want art lovers …

Columbia University

Meet the Architect Making Radical Affordable Housing—and Skilled Builders

Indian architect Anupama Kundoo designs easy-to-assemble homes intended to teach occupants construction skills<p>"People often mistake this kind of work as vernacular, which is wrong," says Indian architect Anupama Kundoo of the simply-built affordable homes she's known for. "My approach is not about …

Architecture

Building blocks: architecture studio Planbureau launches new concrete puzzle

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The SFMOMA’s New App Will Forever Change How You Enjoy Museums

Museum audio guides are… meh. But the new SFMOMA’s is crazy smart<p><i>This story originally appeared on Wired.</i><p>Most app-based museum tours work like this: Stop at an artwork, tap in a number, wait for the commentary. But SFMOMA’s app was designed to keep your phone in your pocket and your eyes on the …

Art

6 buildings that were designed to save humanity from itself

To this day, the human cost of the disaster is still unknown, with estimates that in their lifetimes, anywhere between 4,000 and 200,000 people will be affected by cancers attributable to the incident. Along with the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster of 2011, the Chernobyl Disaster is one of only two …

SpaceX Has Hired a Legendary Costume Designer to Create Their Own Spacesuits

Movie spacesuits almost always look better than their real world counterparts. That’s probably why SpaceX has tapped legendary costume designer Jose …

Jane Jacobs Was Right About What Makes A Great City And Mobile Phone Data Proves It

Mixed use neighborhoods with dense streets create the “sidewalk ballet” that the famous urban theorist envisioned 100 years ago.<p>In her 1961 book <i>The Death and Life of Great American Cities</i>, the urban theorist and author Jane Jacobs wrote about what makes cities dynamic, safe, and humane. Responding …

The Simplest Way to Avoid Bad Street Design: Copy the Ones That Work

Models matter. Let’s design more streets like the streets we already love.<p>When you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail. And when you’re a traffic engineer, it seems, everything looks like a highway.<p>If traffic engineers did not control the design of so many of our public spaces, this might not …

Top 10 Photoshop Plugins for Web Designers in 2016

Photoshop wasn’t created as a web design tool, but no one bothered telling us web designers that. Luckily, here are 10 plugins to <b>make Photoshop do to</b> …

Inside the Stunning Renovation of One of Mexico’s Most Beautiful Private Homes

There is a certain enduring allure of a Spanish Colonial house—color-saturated tiles and dark wooden ceiling beams both contrasted with muted white stucco walls. Homes such as these, but within the Yucatán region of Mexico, and the town of Mérida in particular, are the focus of a new book out from …

China wants to visit Mars by 2020 and beat Nasa to set up the first manned moon base

China has announced that it intends to explore Mars and plans to get there by 2020, as well as being one of the first countries to explore the "dark …

Seattle Wedding at Sodo Park in Washington State

Kristina Coates and Joshua Acosta bring new meaning to the phrase childhood sweethearts: They met in the third and fourth grades, respectively, at a winter church camp. Fast forward 11 years, and Kristina found Joshua on one knee in the middle of a Christmas tree farm in Snoqualmie National Forest, …

San Francisco just became the first big US city to require solar panels on new buildings

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously passed legislation that would require new construction that is shorter than 10 floors to install solar panels or solar water heaters on top of both new residential and commercial buildings.<p>According to California law, all new buildings …

A Robot Makes a 3-D Printed Bridge

One of 10 innovations to win a 2016 Invention Award<p>For the past 12 years, the Joris Laarman Lab in Amsterdam has crafted experimental furniture and artwork. To produce their more ambitious designs, Laarman and his partners adopted 3-D printing early on. But existing printers couldn’t produce their …

Exquisite Pop-Up Cards Open to Reveal Intricately Detailed 3D Architecture

Memorable greeting cards offer more than just a kind sentiment–they double as works of art. For the architecture lover in your life, Bogdan Zolochevsky has created a series of unforgettable pop-up cards that depict stunning miniaturized structures. Each elegant creation folds flat but opens to …

A Closer Look at Those Crazy Sneakers From Nike’s Nature of Motion Exhibition

As we saw yesterday in their stunning exhibition for Milan Design Week, Nike has teamed up with a crack team of contemporary designers to explore the …

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Miniature Treehouse Sculptures Built Around Houseplants by Jedediah Voltz | Colossal

<p>LA-based artist Jedediah Corwyn Voltz constructs miniature treehouses wrapped around common houseplants or bonsai trees in his new sculptural series …

Billionaire Yuri Milner And Stephen Hawking Team Up To Send Nanospaceships To Alpha Centauri

Last summer, billionaire technology investor Yuri Milner announced he was investing $100 million into searching for extraterrestrial life.<p>Today, the billionaire science philanthropist has once again teamed up with physicist Stephen Hawking to announce a new investment – $100 million with a goal of …

Space Travel

Starshot Project: Stephen Hawking and Mark Zuckerberg launch most ambitious alien-finding project ever

Tiny rockets are going to be sent into space to study the far universe in the most ambitious space exploration project in history.<p>Scientists …