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Inside BIG Ideas, the Incubator Where Architects Become Inventors

How do you turn dreams into reality? Make it your business, say Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange of the architecture firm BIG.<p>A common complaint with architecture today is that the experimental, exciting design presented at the beginning rarely finds itself expressed in the final building. That which …

The Death Of LOL: How Facebook Users Laugh

Whether you use “haha,” “hehe,” or “lol” has more to do with your age and where you live than anything else, the social network finds.<p>Conveying that you find something humorous in real life can be challenging enough. (“Is a smile enough here, or do I need to laugh?” or “Wait, they look hurt. Did I …

From Harvard Innovation Lab, A Startup To Help Take Tiny Houses Mainstream

Don’t want to ditch everything for a tiny house? With Getaway, rustic small-space living can be yours for a night.<p>Tiny houses occupy a curious position in our cultural consciousness. They’re a cottage industry, but are also a full-fledged lifestyle movement with devotees and fans spanning the …

This Tiny, Moveable House Is Only Half The Area Of A Parking Space

How tiny can a tiny house get?<p>Even in the world of tiny houses, a new concept for micro homes is unbelievably small. When closed, the pop-up house measures just 33 square feet. Open, it’s about 80 square feet, or about half the size of a normal parking space.<p>“Our goal was to design a living unit as …

Back my migration reforms to halt the European brain drain, urges David Cameron

Britain hopes European leaders will drop opposition to migration reforms when reminded of flight of professionals to Britain<p>David Cameron is urging European leaders to back his migration reforms in order to stem a brain drain that is harming their economies.<p>Faced with vocal opposition, the Prime …

How to Conquer Fear, Backed By Research

Fear is… really scary, actually.<p>Research shows being afraid you’re going to lose your job can be worse than actually losing your job:<p>“…perceived job …

How to Stop Worrying

Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to …

Global Carbon Levels Surpass 400 ppm for First Time Ever for Entire Month

Marking yet another grim milestone for an ever-warming planet, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) revealed on Wednesday that, …

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Denmark hopes to boost its economy by eliminating cash

The Danish government said today that it wants to allow gas stations, clothing stores, and restaurants the option to stop taking cash payments, a move that could accelerate a huge shift toward credit, debit, and alternative payment systems.<p>The measure is part of a larger set of 50 proposals (in …

FinTech

Is rap the most important music since 1960? Scientists say they have proof

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the most important development in pop music in the past half century is hip-hop.<p>That's not an opinion, it's fact -- backed up by hard data, says a team of researchers from two London universities.<p>In a study published Wednesday in the journal Royal …

CNN

What Will It Take for Factory-Built Prefab Housing To Become the Norm? - Dwell

Environmental efficiency, customization, and affordability: The trends shaping the housing market could spur an increase in prefab. Industry leaders feel momentum behind factory-built housing, but it will only pick up speed once the industry scales up and bends the cost curve.<p>"We’re not competitors …

Manufacturing

NASA Has Trialled an Engine That Would Take Us to Mars in 10 Weeks

And may have inadvertently created a warp drive in the process.<p>NASA scientists have reported that they've successfully tested an engine called the …

Space Travel

Home Office Ideas: How To Create a Stylish & Functional Workspace

Adding an office to a home is possible, no matter the size of your house or living situation. If creating an office is important to you, there are …

Interior Design

Eye-Opening Graphic Reveals Which Countries Have the Best Work-Life Balance

We know that life shouldn't be all work and no play, but just how much do we abide by that? This eye-opening infographic, by Vicky Leta for Mashable, is based on data collected from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s Better Life Index. It looks at a couple of …

OECD

21 Tips for First-Time Entrepreneurs

At age 15 I started a clothing company with a friend's scanner and sold T-shirts to my peers at school. I parlayed that money and started a mobile detailing business.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember.<p>I've had service-based businesses and product-based businesses. I've built …

Tens of Thousands of Nude Bodies Form a Floating Feather

All is not what it seems in this fascinating new work by artist Angelo Musco. Called <i>P1 (Aves)</i>, at first glance it looks like a digital photo of a floating feather but upon closer inspection you'll notice that the feather is made up of tens of thousands of nude bodies. Musco created this image by …

Illustration

The Universe Might Be A Giant Hologram. Cue The Existential Crisis...

Is the world around us really just a trick of the eye?<p>Scientists have long believed the universe could be a giant hologram -- a two-dimensional realm that only <i>seems</i> to be three-dimensional -- and now a group of Viennese researchers have done the math to prove that such a scenario isn't quite as …

This 3-Minute Drama Is Another Masterclass In Thai Sadvertising

Telecom Company True Move H is back with even more pathos, humanity, and tears.<p>During the WWII, more than 180,000 Asian civilians and 60,000 Allied POWs were forced to build a railway for the Japanese military between Thailand and Burma. The story of one of these POWs–and the Thai woman who forever …

Apple: "We don’t want to debate climate change. We want to stop it."

Company releases 2015 environmental impact report<p>Apple is continuing to take a strong stance against climate change, writing in its newly released 2015 Environmental Responsibility Report, "We don’t want to debate climate change. We want to stop it." This is framed as a major piece in Apple's …

Articles about floating prefab house brings smart design seattle waterfront on Dwell.com - Dwell

An intervention from a clever interior designer spares an old beach house on Fire Island, New York, from demolition.<p>On the edge of a tiny island accessible only by boat, this buoyant summer home lives the life aquatic.<p>Ten years ago, during the very first year of Dwell, we wrote about the promises …

Prefab Homes

No More Trucks: Send Packages Through Underground Tubes Instead

The delivery service is a series of tubes.<p>Here’s an idea to cut congestion and pollution around major cities: dedicated freight pipelines that flow from out-the-way distribution centers to urban hubs.<p>Sounds outlandish? Of course. But the concept is perhaps closer to reality than you might think. A …

Transportation

The New Face Of Terror Is Wrinkly In The Trailer For A New M. Night Shyamalan Movie That Actually Looks Good

It’s almost accepted as conventional wisdom that the career and quality of filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan’s work has been on a downward trajectory since <i>shhhh</i> we all saw dead people <i>shhhh</i> in 1999.<p>Of those who even accidentally saw <i>The Happening</i>, <i>Lady in the Water</i>, or wandered into <i>After Earth</i> by mistake, …

The 10 Countries With The Highest “National Well-Being”

It’s time to get rid of GDP as a measure of a country’s success.<p>Economic measures of success like gross domestic product (GDP) are a crude way to judge countries. They tell you about the level of economic activity, but not necessarily whether nations are bettering people’s lives.<p>The Top 10:<br>1. …

Economics

The Economists Who Studied All-You-Can-Eat Buffets

"If it costs more, does it taste better?" and other financial questions about restaurants that permit unlimited consumption.<p>When I was a kid, the paradox of choice didn't occur to me. I wasn't yet overwhelmed by the "tyranny" of too many options, nor stressed with decision making if more options …

Evidence Found Of A Particle That Is Its Own Antiparticle

In the future, the exotic particle could go into quantum computers.<p>There's a particle that physicists theorize exists that acts simultaneously as both matter and antimatter. Whoa! The particle is called the Majorana fermion, and a team of physicists is announcing today that it's seen some evidence …

Our First Look at the Moon's Far Side

The race to land a man on the Moon in the 1960s dominates narratives of the early space age, but it wasn’t the only time the United States and the Soviet Union were racing to achieve a goal in space. In the late 1950s, both nations were fighting to get spacecraft to the Moon, and among those …

Satellite Data Maps Sea Floor's Hidden Depths

A vibrant map of never-before-seen terrain<p>While many detailed maps exist of Earth’s continents, what lies beneath our planet’s waters has remained somewhat of a mystery. So far, only 10 percent of the seafloor has been mapped at high resolution, leaving researchers pretty eager to know what’s going …

Apollo 11 Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin make the first moonwalk, on July 20, 1969

<b>Apollo 11 Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin make the first moonwalk, on July 20, 1969.</b><p>In these clips they can been seen planting the U.S. Flag on the lunar surface and experimenting with various types of movement in the Moon’s lower gravity, including loping strides and kangaroo hops.<p>From the series: Headquarters’ Films Relating to Aeronautics, 1962 - 1981. Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006<p>via Media Matters » <i>Stepping Stones to the Moon</i>