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Apple's Siri Credited With Saving Baby's Life

If you never thought about turning on Siri’s voice activation, think again.<p>Apple’s virtual personal assistant is being credited with saving a baby …

Harvard scientists created a 'bionic leaf' that's better at converting the sun's energy than real plants

Researchers at Harvard University have created a system that allows them to store the energy of the sun, converting solar energy into chemical energy using a hybrid mechanism of inorganic chemistry and living organisms.<p>Comparing their invention with the natural process of photosynthesis, they refer …

Harvard

These are the Best Art and Architecture Publications That Come in Print

ARCHITECT<p>Insightful and luxurious publication <i>ARCHITECT</i> is the official magazine of the American Institute of Architects. <i>ARCHITECT</i> is a monthly …

China Will Test A 'Straddle Bus' That Drives Over Cars

To help alleviate smog and transportation issues<p>If you've ever imagined yourself driving a monster truck over rush hour traffic, there might be a real job for you some day as a straddle bus driver.<p>Population-burdened transit systems in China may have a new and cheap solution in the form of a bus …

Transportation

Iceni H2 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Sports Car by Tom Johnson

<b>Iceni H2 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Sports Car</b> is a design submission from Tom Johnson, an architectural designer by profession, but a car lover at heart. …

Alternative Fuel

Interior Design on a Budget: A Penny Saved is a Penny…

In the mood to change up the decor in your home, but low on cash? Never fear! Here are some great tips for interior design on a budget! If you’re not …

You hired some star designers. Great! Now what?

Memo to the C-suite: Lean into design thinking, building and communication as core to your leadership team.<p>Innovative tech companies know that great technology and marketing will get you partway to success. Great design — and talented designers — must be central to your company to truly unlock the …

What Is Mystery Car Maker Faraday Future Up to in the Nevada Desert?

Barely four months after its surprise debut, the California-based automotive start-up Faraday Future this week broke ground on what’s to be a $1 billion assembly plant rising from the desert just miles from the Las Vegas Strip.<p>If all goes according to plan, the factory will eventually employ about …

Electric Vehicles

Pearl Jam – 10 of the best

We look back at the Seattle grunge-rockers’ finest tracks, from soulful ballads to political rants with riffs that could awaken the dead<p>Among the first groups from Seattle’s underground rock scene to sign to a major label, glam-rockers Mother Love Bone were poised for success until their flamboyant …

Holiday guide to Costa Rica: beaches and adventures, plus hotels and restaurants

Costa Rica holidays,North and Central America holidays,Travel,Adventure travel,Beach holidays,Hotels<p>This small country is perhaps the best in Latin America for a tropical adventure, thanks to its misty jungles, incredible wildlife, active volcanoes and glorious deserted beaches<br>• <b>Readers’ tips on</b> …

Central America

Zaha Hadid Was Just Getting Started

Zaha Hadid

60+ free awesome resources for Architects and Designers

<b>Design is hard</b>. We all know that. But the design process could be less painful by <b>sharing resources with each other</b>! So over at Pitcrit we have …

5 Amazing Products from Kickstarter and Indiegogo

It’s time to take a look at what’s happening on Kickstarter and Indiegogo again. Regardless of whether you have money to support awesome projects coming out or not, it’s a neat way to see what’s manifesting on the leading edge of tech. Everyone has amazing ideas and the people on these sites are …

The Government Is Stopping Us Writing About Spies And The Royal Family, Say Historians

One told BuzzFeed News: "This is not just a matter for historians but any concerned citizen."<p>The government is being accused of using national security as an excuse to withhold crucial historical documents from academics researching British spy agencies.<p>One historian has now obtained legal advice …

Why the long-lost planet Vulcan holds lessons for Planet Nine

In the late 1800s, French mathematical astronomer Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier announced he’d discovered a new planet. He didn’t find it with the help of a telescope, however.<p>His discovery was based on a series of mathematical calculations. He decided to name the new planet Vulcan.<p>The only …

Top Five Most Beautiful Hotels in Scotland

It's hard to find somewhere more beautiful than Scotland. From its lochs and highlands to the historic cities, it's easy to see why it's inspired stories and movies alike. So if you'd like the chance to spend a little time in your own fairytale, here are five of the Good Hotel Guide's most …

Highlands

Welsh home installs UK's first Tesla Powerwall storage battery

Battery could revolutionise UK energy market by enabling people to store excess energy generated from rooftop solar panels<p>The setting is decidedly modest: a utility room in a red-brick house at the end of a cul-de-sac in Wales. But if the hype turns out to be right, this may be the starting point …

Clean Energy

This glorious NYC storm photo has been compared to an impressionist painting

Photographer Michele Palazzo woke up extra early to capture this stunning image of the Flatiron building in New York during Storm Jonas<p>As Storm Jonas battered the US east coast with heavy snow and high winds, one plucky photographer went out in search of the perfect photo.<p>Michele Palazzo’s …

Apple May Be Developing An Augmented Reality Windscreen For Its (Rumored) Car

Apple, like Facebook and others, is actively exploring its own flavor of a virtual/augmented reality future.<p>Apple is already well into an effort to explore the possibilities of virtual and augmented reality products, and one of the applications may be in the rumored Apple car.<p>If a new report from …

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Microsoft could be looking to revive one of its biggest failed experiments

ARM differs from Intel in how the chipset is designed and, as such, cannot support applications designed to run on an Intel-powered machine (described as either x32 or x86).<p>Microsoft originally made two versions of the Surface: An Intel-powered version (known as the Pro) and an ARM-powered version …

The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future

Designers at Google, Microsoft, Autodesk, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, Lunar, Huge, New Deal, and fuseproject predict 18 new design jobs.<p>Yesterday’s graphic designers are today’s UX designers. Will tomorrow’s UX designers be avatar programmers, fusionists, and artificial organ designers? Yes, according …

15 of the Most Outrageously Indulgent Vehicle Options

Intense luxury.<p>When Bentley revealed a mechanical clock for the dashboard of its new-for-2017 Bentayga SUV at an option price of nearly $170,000, it got our attention. We've seen more expensive options, mostly on limited-edition sports cars in the $1-million-plus range. But this? This is a clock, …

It's Not You, It's Me: The Real Reasons Why I Travel Solo

Aside from "How do you make money to travel so much?" and, "If you're traveling solo, who's taking the picture?", the next most common question I get asked is, "Why do you choose to travel solo?"<p>My immediate logical response is usually something along the lines of, "Because if I want to go …

Porsche Is Charging Ahead With Mission E 'Tesla Killer' Electric Car

Even Porsche is gunning for Tesla Motors these days. After floating the Mission E pure electric concept in September, Porsche is going ahead with production of the vehicle.<p>“The first 100% electrically powered Porsche is on its way. It will be launched at the end of the decade,” Porsche said Friday …

Great little ski resorts: La Mongie, France

This Pyrenean resort’s fantastic range of on- and off-piste skiing, and relatively low prices, will appeal even to those who aren’t fans of its classic 1970s architecture<p>At the centre of the Grand Tourmalet ski area in the French Pyrenees, purpose-built La Mongie is defiantly 1970s in style and …

Skiing