Grant Gilliard

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A Hanging Ocean of Light Emerges in Mexico

Squidsoup creates an immersive installation using over 8,000 interactive light bulbs.<p><b>A version of this article originally appeared on The Creators Project Mexico.</b><p>Design and new media arts collective Squidsoup are perhaps best known for their immersive light installations, including <i>Scapes,</i> which …

The Surprising Ways That Chickens Changed the World

Civilization was powered by the humble chicken, says author.<p>For most of us, the word "chicken" spells a cold, clammy slab of plastic-wrapped white meat plucked out of the refrigerated section of our local supermarket. But in the ancient world, and in many cultures today, chickens had deep religious …

NASA wants to build airship cities in the Venus sky

Since Venus is closer to Earth than Mars -- both in size and distance -- it would be a much more convenient candidate for manned exploration. There's just a slight hitch: the average temperature is 850 degrees F, and the atmosphere is 90 times denser than ours. In other words, you'd die in the …

Thrill Seekers Suspend a Giant Hammock 400 Feet Above the Desert Floor

During the recently-passed Thanksgiving holiday, a group of BASE jumpers, highliners, and friendly volunteers constructed a large pentagon-shaped hammock and suspended it 400 feet above the Moab desert in Utah. They called it the <i>Mothership Space Net Penthouse</i>, and it majestically hung over the …

This spectacular home is at peace with the California desert

The Desert House is simply a stunning example of architecture as art. Located in picturesque Joshua Tree — right in Southern California's High Desert — the home is at a comfortable equilibrium with its barren desert environment. The structure is dominated by soaring concrete ribs, but the overall …

Every Ship That Has Carried Humans Into Space Scaled Into One Chart

A new chart puts human spaceflight in perspective with every launch system, spacecraft, and space station combined into one image by Reddit user …

Experimental building technique makes concrete look like skeletons

Casting concrete is as old as the Roman Empire -- the Romans poured concrete to create their aqueducts -- and even now it remains among the …

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is awake and cruising toward Pluto

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is awake and doing fine.<p>The spacecraft bound for Pluto roused itself from its latest hibernation on Saturday at noon PST. One and a half hours later, it sent a radio signal to Earth to confirm it had successfully turned itself back on.<p>The spacecraft is currently 2.9 …

Orion spacecraft's flawless test flight puts Mars exploration one step closer

White smoke rose in the air and green dye coloured the ocean to guide the USS Anchorage and smaller recovery vessels to the spot where Nasa’s Orion crew capsule splashed down to Earth after a flawless and awe-inspiring test flight on Friday.<p>Cameras mounted inside Orion caught the casual splendour …

Serpentine pavilion 2015 to be built by Spanish subversives Selgas Cano

A low-lying acrylic box glows in the woods outside Madrid like a futuristic polytunnel. Half submerged in the forest floor, it is an unlikely container in which to find an architecture office – particularly one that’s working on projects from Stockholm to Los Angeles. But then Selgas Cano, the …

Spanish architects SelgasCano chosen to design the 15th annual Serpentine Pavilion

2015 will mark the 15th anniversary of the Serpentine Pavilion commission; one of the most famous architectural and design honors on the planet. Many …