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Las Vegas' City Government Is Now Powered Entirely by Renewable Energy

Las Vegas is now the largest city in the country to run entirely on renewable energy.<p>Just last week, Las Vegas announced it has reached its goal of powering the city governement entirely with renewable energy, meeting a goal the city has been working toward for nearly a decade. The goal was reached …

Renewable Energy

11 Things That Can Spark Massive Success in Your Life

Change can happen gradually, by making small, determined steps toward a preplanned future. But they also happen in the tiniest of moments—sometimes …

Ant overlords? Supercolony in Ethiopian forests set to invade globe

The forests of Ethiopia are teeming with a supercharged ant that is poised to invade the globe, new research suggests.<p>The infamous ant species, <i>Lepisiota canescens</i>, is demonstrating the behavior needed for supercolony formation and for global invasion — (insect world domination, anyone?), the …

Zoology

4 Things Entrepreneurs Should Do After Elections (in Addition to Getting Over That Hangover) | Inc.com

<i>This is the first article in a series on "Entrepreneurship After the Election" that will be running on Inc.com this week.</i><p>On Wednesday morning, the day after the election, what did you do? After getting over your hangover, after either celebrating or crying, what was next? Did you sit and stare at …

Entrepreneurship

Hacking Hydro Power on a Remote Scottish Island

Herman Miller's 12 Rules To Design By

<i>In this post originally published on Metropolis</i><i>, former ArchDaily Managing Editor Vanessa Quirk</i> <i>explores a client's expectations, and how Nicholas</i> …

Watch As This Newly Fabricated Meta-Material Collapses Then Re-Forms

Announced by Harvard researchers last week, it is internally actuated and could revolutionize emergency shelters<p>In a paper published at Nature …

Engineering

See All 26 Letters of the Alphabet Spelled Out in Stunning Space Photography

A: Utah’s Green River doubling back on itself—a feature known as Bowknot Bend—photographed by an astronaut from the Inte<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA

Space

7 Cocktails Perfect For Color Lovers

This is what happens when Pantone meets mixology.<p>What do you get when a group of top mixologists, the Pantone Color Institute, and the creators of a new tea-based drink called Tealeaves join forces to help us imbibe? A series of cocktails that are as stunning as they are tasty, and an equally …

okuda san miguel paints colorful mural within converted church's indoor skate park

dec 15, 2015<p><b>okuda san miguel paints colorful mural within converted church’s indoor skate park</b><br>image © red bull media<p><b>a historic church in the spanish</b> …

Where in the world have we achieved 100% renewable power?

In a few places around the world, humans have achieved a feat that seemed impossible just a few years ago, and still seems inconceivable nearly everywhere else: They’ve stopped burning fossil fuels for electricity.<p>Throughout 2015, several nations, states and cities announced they had either managed …

Renewable Energy

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Universe

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: Top 10 Reasons it Shatters the Supercar Category

Even in the Golden Age of Automobiles we’re currently enjoying it’s rare for one car to get so many things so right. Yes, cars are better than ever, and not just in terms of performance or efficiency or safety or technology, but in terms of providing all of those things in a comprehensive package …

Sports Cars

Blooms: Phi-Based Strobe Animated Sculptures

Introduction: Blooms: Phi-Based Strobe Animated Sculptures<p>This instructable demonstrates and explains <b>blooms,</b> a unique type of sculpture I invented …

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Colossal

<p>In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit …

Mega-Obsessed: Our Favorite Things From 2014

Last-minute gift ideas, anyone?<p>The new and amazing stuff of the world is our bread and butter here at <i>Popular Science</i>. In each month's magazine and online, we bring together a list of all our favorite things hitting shelves, app stores, and big screens. Now, all the gadgets, games, movies, and other …

NASA Envisions A Cloud City Above Hellish Surface Of Venus

Now if only we can get Lando Calrissian to spearhead the project<p>The planet Venus, named for the Roman goddess of Love, certainly wouldn’t be a very loving place to live. On the surface, Venus hosts scorching temperatures of more than 800 degrees Fahrenheit, a heat capable of melting lead, as well …

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Art

Musical Façade GUTTER FUNNEL WALL, DRESDEN, GERMANY

In the artsy neighborhood of Neustadt Kunsthofpassage within Dresden, Germany, lies one of the most artistic inspirations we have ever encountered.A …

The History Of Web Design Explained In 9 GIFs

25 years of web design, summarized in nine unforgettable GIFs.<p>Froont, a San Francisco company that makes tools for web designers, has created nine GIFs that show just how far web design has come in the past 25 years. If you’ve ever wondered why CSS is important, or why Flash died out, these GIFs …

Web Design

Is Oriel Chambers the first curtain wall ever?

Oriel Chambers, 14 Water Street Liverpool. Peter Ellis 1864Back to oldies. In October 2012 I was invited to an architectural seminar in Liverpool, …

Façades Confidential

First, a confession: I've never been to Australia. Is it possible to 'decode' a complex element of the Sydney Opera House as the external glass walls …

40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb

While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I still fall into a few word traps. (Not to mention a few cliché traps.)<p>Take the words …

Language

Ropeless Elevator Can Move Up, Down, And Sideways

An elevator that could move horizontally opens up all kinds of architectural possibilities.<p>Last week German conglomerate and elevator-maker ThyssenKrupp unveiled the 21st-century equivalent of Roald Dahl’s the Great Glass Elevator. MULTI doesn’t quite blast into space, but the cable-less elevator …

Skyscrapers