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One Day in the Desert

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Take a Number

Lakpa Rita, the top sherpa for Seattle-based Alpine Ascents, was the first to see it. Just visible in the glow of his frost-covered headlamp, a body dangled from a fixed line. This was the second corpse his team had met on their overnight summit bid.<p>It was 4:30 a.m. on May 20, just beyond Everest’s …

patagoniasurfing:

<b>Dan Ross - Drawing Different Lines</b><p>A glimpse into the world of pro surfer Dan Ross as he transitions into the next phase of his life – finding solace in big waves, giving back to the next generation and his One Bottle For Life (1B4L) campaign.<p>1B4L’s goal is to raise awareness and minimize plastic pollution, while restoring communities with simple solutions. The concept is simple. Buy, reuse, and keep ONE BOTTLE FOR LIFE. No single-use, no throw away bottles. A lifelong hydration companion.

DARPA builds an Android-based, low-cost ground sensor (video)

This isn't an ignominious box you're looking at -- it's the potential future of military sensors. The device is DARPA's first reference design for a ground sensor based on ADAPT (Adaptable Sensor System), a modular Android processing core that does the hard work for surveillance gear. The mobile …

Cabin Fever: Small Retreats with Style

It's that time of year again - when I begin freaking out about spending summer in hot, humid Missouri. Without fail, I start frequenting real estate …

New York State

Family House in Lety / studio pha

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The goal of the design was a house that would, in its size, level of comfort and architectonic …

Living Rooms

A Room Over the Sea / Studio Zero85

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The trabocco is an old “fishing machine” typical of the Adriatic coast. These construction consist of a …

Vacation Inspiration: Sleeping Seaside

I'm pretty enchanted by Katwijk aan Zee's little cottage on the beach in the Netherlands. When I was growing up in California, we often camped at the …

Inspiration

Skyward House / acaa

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The residence is located along a gently-sloped hillside with no other house or obstacle around. It took …

Architecture

After $200 Million, Darpa Gives Up on Formation-Flying Satellites

A promising – but pricey and risky – effort to develop formation-flying satellites has been grounded by the fringe-science Defense Advanced Research …

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Charming On Budget Family Cabin Surrounded by Woods in Wisconsin

Envisioned as a weekend retreat, the Stacked Cabin located in Wisconsin, USA is a modern version of a mountain-like cabin, designed by Johnsen …