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Lockheed's Better, Faster Way to Desalinate Water

Lockheed Martin engineers think their new membrane may hold the key to more access to fresh water around the world.<p><i>Sheet of graphene. Credit: Wikimedia Commons</i>.<p>With the development of a new, thinner membrane, defense contractor Lockheed Martin could revolutionize the process of desalination, …

Engineering

Thermoelectric "Power Felt" Fabric Lets You Sit on Your Phone to Power It

A team from Wake Forest University's Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials has created a new thermoelectric fabric they call Power Felt. It's constructed of "tiny carbon nanotubes locked up in flexible plastic fibers," though the final product looks and feels like fabric, and creates …

Hammock Bathtub: Suspend Your Disbelief and Take a Bath

What could be more relaxing than hanging from a hammock in the shade? Perhaps filling it with water, and luxuriating in a bath within that same …

Bathtubs

Ornately Patterned Tiles by Matt W. Moore - The Fox Is Black

The first time I ever considered the idea of contemporary tile was in the pages of Dwell magazine some 10 years ago, when I came across Italian brand …

Interior Design

Memories of a Suburban Utopia: The Work of Anton Van Hertbruggen - The Fox Is Black

Anton Van Hertbruggen is a hugely talented illustrator from Belgium. Last year he released a stunning concertina book called Memories of a Suburban …

Books

Desks Made from Salvaged Airplane Parts by MotoArt

California-based company MotoArt designs striking furniture pieces made from iconic aircraft. More sculpture than industrial design, MotoArt brings …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

For inspirational ceramic tile flooring, look no further than Catalonia.<p>Steven Holl collaborated with craftsmen on every element of this landmark performing arts building.<p>Dive into our essential guides on building-products to help you design your next project.<p>These intricate structures unite …

Architecture

Dropbox Platform announced, means to be the back-end for your synced app data

Dropbox announced a new Sync API today as part of its new Dropbox Platform, the first in a series of ventures that means to provide ubiquitous access …

Amazon rumoured to launch three new Kindles this fall, including a Retina-busting 8.9-inch model

Now that Amazon has launched the Kindle Fire in Canada — though not in its full incarnation — customers can look forward to getting updates at the …

EA Apps Gone Free: Dead Space, Mirror’s Edge, The Sims Medieval

Just yesterday Apple launched its five year anniversary celebration of the App Store and offered ten popular apps for free. Now, it appears EA has …

Apps