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What Homemade Garlic Bread Tastes Like After Floating Up 35 Kilometers Into the Stratosphere

The ever-curious Tom Scott recruited Steve Randall from Random Engineering and Barry Lewis from My Virgin Kitchen to participate in an unusual but …


An Interview with Jonathan Ward, Founder of Icon (Part 1)

Design perfectionism on four wheels<p>Every designer's dream is to create the exact object they envision, unhindered by accountants, marketers and …

Jay Leno

The History of The Wishbone Chair: 5 Unexpected Facts About Hans Wegner's Iconic Seat

Hint: You've been getting its name wrong.<p>Though he started his career as a cabinet maker, Danish design icon Hans Wegner made a name for himself with his aptitude for a much comfier bit of home decor. First manufactured in 1950, the Wishbone Chair cemented Wegner's status as one of the biggest …


This $750 Chair Is Held Together By Ultra-Precise Wood Joinery

The N01 for Fritz Hansen is a piece of classic wood craftsmanship with a minimalist twist.<p>Screws. Bolts. Brackets. Steel. You won’t find any of these components in the new N01 chair, designed for the Danish furniture brand Fritz Hansen by the Japanese studio Nendo. Instead, the 23 wooden pieces …


Graphene is Grown With the Same Band Gap as Silicon

No doping or nanostructuring is required for new bottom-up method to grow graphene with a perfect band gap Image: ScienceThe internal structure of …


Experts say Tesla has repeated car industry mistakes from the 1980s | Ars Technica

GM spent billions on a mostly fruitless attempt to automate carmaking.<p>Production had been halted for much of last week in Tesla's car factory in …


New Graphene Discovery Could Finally Punch the Gas Pedal, Drive Faster CPUs - ExtremeTech

By on April 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Few substances have excited the …


GSMA puts eSIM work 'on hold' due to US collusion investigation

Don't expect to see embedded SIM technology in your phone any time soon. The GSMA, which oversees key cellular standards, has placed eSIM spec work "on hold" while the US Department of Justice investigates the possibility of collusion between AT&T, Verizon and the GSMA to stifle the card-free …

U.S. Department of Justice

Half Of The Great Barrier Reef Has Died Since 2016

The world’s largest coral reef system, visible even from outer space, has lost half of its coral in the past two years. The Great Barrier Reef, once a colorful and visible display of biodiversity and a symbiotic ecosystem, now resembles a ghost town where life once flourished.<p>The Great Barrier …

Global Warming

What friends of friends reveal about us online - Futurity

"Unfortunately, it looks like the realm of network privacy is even smaller than we previously thought."


There's a new, cheaper way to make graphene - Futurity

A new way to make graphene could help it go mainstream.

National University of Singapore

Clay specks turn stem cells into bone and cartilage - Futurity

A new class of clay nanoparticles can direct stem cells to become bone or cartilage cells, report researchers.

Stem Cells

UMD scientists invent new water-based battery that won't catch fire

Researchers at the University of Maryland have invented a new water-based zinc battery that is safer than a traditional lithium-ion battery, but …

Clean Energy

Scientists accidentally discovered a mutant enzyme that could help the world eliminate plastic waste

Chris McGrath/Getty<p><b>Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that can digest common plastics.</b>• <b><br>Researchers were looking at an existing enzyme found naturally in landfills.</b>• <b><br>In the process they inadvertently created a new, more effective version.</b>• <b><br>The new enzyme can fully eat up PET, the plastic used in</b> …


A New Exhibition of Influential Japanese Art Is Coming to Melbourne's NGV

The gallery will draw on its collection to display 19th century art from Japan, as well as the European works it influenced.<p>The gallery will draw on …


Multistate E. coli outbreak traced to lettuce from Arizona

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control says a multistate E. coli outbreak that has sickened nearly three dozen people is linked to …


White Castle serves up plant-based meat with the Impossible Slider

Now that the Impossible Burger is easier to find thanks to an increased production capacity, it's likely we'll see it at more fast-food places than ever. That's a good thing for both its parent company as well as those of us who could stand to eat a little less red meat. Popular fast-food joint …


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Amazon still leads cloud infrastructure market by a mile, but Alibaba edges past Google

Analyst firm Gartner Inc.’s first-ever report on the state of the infrastructure as a service cloud computing market won’t make Google Inc. happy, …

Alibaba Group

Amazon, Azure, Google will eat all the IT. Google, let us be your cake fork, pleads Nutanix

<b>Analysis</b> 3 IT giants - just 1 on-prem/hybrid stack partner opening...An IT trio of giants will soon dominate the market - and there appears to be one …

Hybrid Clouds

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How to grow four tons of food a year in a metal box without sunlight - MIT Technology Review

Jaime Silverstein works on a farm every day. Inside a cargo shipping container. In Boston. She is a part of a growing movement of urban farmers …


The Ancient History of Bitcoin

In the 1920s a Florida citrus grower named William Howey hit on a way to raise money from investors. He would sell them strips of land in his groves …


Bahrain strikes oil in biggest find since 1932

The small archipelago Gulf state is surrounded by oil-producing giants, but its own production has been very limited. A more detailed analysis of the …


A Day in the Life of a Dim Sum Cart

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>If you were a dim sum cart, what would you see? It's a question we asked each other idly one afternoon, only to find ourselves increasingly obsessed with uncovering the answer. There's an element of spectatorship that comes with visiting a bustling dim sum …

‘It’s the beginning of the end’ for internal combustion engines, says UPS as it updates its fleet to electric

UPS, which operates one of the largest fleets of vehicles in the world, has several electrification efforts and today, it got quite excited about the prospect of going all-electric as it deployed a new smart-grid technology to support its growing EV fleet in London.<p>So much so that it called it …

Electric Vehicles

Do We Need to Rethink the Meaning of Design Thinking?

Can design thinking work across all organizations? Can it solve all problems? Can and should everyone be a designer?<p>Four design experts—Harry West of …


How ‘Service Design’ Is Changing the Way Cities Work

<b>When Apple opened</b> its first store in 2001, the company’s attention to design and customer satisfaction permeated the whole experience. The interior …


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