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Transform your room into a real-life Holodeck with this 360 VR projector

Fancy a <i>Star Trek</i>-style Holodeck in your own home? A VR startup based in Barcelona, Spain, wants to make such a thing a (non-virtual) reality.<p>What …

Mirrored prefab houses by ÖÖD install in 8 hours

Now you see it...<p>Prefab goes in disguise with these sleek tiny dwellings from Estonian companyÖÖD. With mirrored glass facades—reminiscent of Portuguese prefabs inspired by minimalist artists—ÖÖD homes blend into their surroundings, appearing especially sublime in rural or natural landscapes.<p>Born …

Over Two Hundred Free Art Books Are Now Available to Download from the Guggenheim

Tomes of work by Picasso, Kandinsky, Lichtenstein, Flavin, Klimt, Rothko, and more are as good as yours.<p>A veritable art history degree's worth of books digitized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum are now available for free.<p>There's Wassily Kandinsky's 1946 treatise, <i>On the Spiritual in Art</i>; books …

The Mixed Reality Revolution is here, and it’ll change your world forever

The past 30 years have set the stage for technological and cultural change at an unprecedented scale. The rise of Personal Computing, Internet as …

Who is a Full Stack Developer & Should You Become One

Depending on who you talk to these days, the definition of a full stack developer differs. From ‘wholesome developers’ to ‘complete developers’ and …

Mobile and enterprise are the keys to VR/AR scale

Michael Boland Contributor<p>Mike Boland was one of Silicon Valley's first tech reporters of the internet age, and is now chief analyst of BIA/Kelsey and the VR/AR Association.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Your in-car attention is media’s next battleground<p>Though PC and console VR are the sexier …

I've been building award-winning iOS apps for years — here's my best advice for designing a successful one

I've spent the better part of a decade building award-winning mobile apps for the App Store.<p>Yet I wanted to back up my own observations with advice directly from Apple (which has documents outlining the process of creating successful apps here, here, and here).<p>If you haven't read the App Store …

Make a Killer First Impression by Designing Your Own Brand Logo

If you were a logo, what would you look like? May sound like a silly question, but if you’re on the entrepreneurial path, it’s an important one. When you get right down to it, a good logo is what’s going to draw someone into your brand, whether it’s clicking your brand page, wearing your printed …

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

Diplo: 6 Tips for Starting a Party

Superproducer on how to turn any gig into a blowout bash<p>No one embodies the 21st-century dance party like Diplo, whether he's cooking up hits with …

The deepest 3-D map of the universe ever made confirms Einstein was a genius

This theory, among other things, stated that the speed of light in a vacuum is the same for all observers, regardless of the source.<p>In 1915, he followed this up with the publication of his theory of General Relativity, which asserted that gravity has a warping effect on space-time.<p>For over a …

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Articles about these-simply-stunning-acoustic-panels-have-neat-lighting-and-audio-add-ons on Dwell.com - Dwell

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>A stunning office pendant lighting display comprised of Crystal glass brightens a Swedish brand's workspace.<p>This Canadian home features vibrant details that bring beauty to every …

Napa Valley

This Future Skyscraper Houses a Desert, a Jungle, a Glacier, and More

Poland-based architecture collective BOMP talks about their winning submission to eVolo’s 2015 Skyscraper competition.<p>The skyscraper, long the phallic symbol of wealth and power, got some major reimaginings in eVolo’s 2015 Skyscraper Competition. Some were extraordinarily beautiful in their …

Skyscrapers

High-Grade Marijuana, Delivered to Your Door Each Month

You're high. Or, maybe, you're not high, but you want to be. Maybe you're a cancer patient, or a stressed-out elementary school teacher, or maybe …

Cannabis

10 wonderful GIFs by Argentinean animator and GIF artist Kidmograph

Gustavo Torres, aka Kidmograph, has been creating some wonderful work that hearkens back to early 1980s aesthetics: VR 1.0, VHS, arcade games, …

24 Historic Photos That'll Make You Want To Be An Astronaut

Featuring Buzz Aldrin taking the first selfie in space. And also a lot of American flags.

Space Science

Earth's Dashboard Is Flashing Red—Are Enough People Listening?

As scientists and much of the public differ on the causes of climate change, the planet keeps getting warmer … and the effects are adding up.<p>Scientists are having trouble convincing the public that people are changing the climate.<p>A Pew Research Center survey, released last week as part of a broader …

Earth entered new epoch on July 16 1945, say scientists

A new epoch known as the Anthropocene began when the first atomic bomb was detonated in the New Mexico in 1945, scientists believe<p>The world entered a new epoch on July 16 1945 when humans detonated the first atomic bomb, scientists have concluded.<p>Human behaviour now has such an enormous impact on …

Earth Science

Yes, You Can Use Government Money to Get Out of Student Loan Default

Sometimes in life you come across something that seems like it just simply can't be true. This seems like one of those things, but in this case it is absolutely and unbelievably true.<p>In almost all other parts of the financial world, someone who is even slightly behind on their bills is considered …

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Need

By Michael Beck, DETAILS<p>It sounds like a bad infomercial: Get ripped in less time! We're conditioned to believe that jaw-dropping, body-transforming results are achieved only by putting in the hours. But if you've been adhering to the muscle-isolating back-and-bi, chest-and-tri gospel, the truth …

The Holocaust film that was too shocking to show

In 1945, overseen by Alfred Hitchcock, a crack team of British film-makers went to Germany to document the horror of the concentration camps. Despite being hailed as a masterpiece, the film was never shown. Now, in a documentary called Night Will Fall, the full story of its creation and suppression …

World History

There Are No Shortcuts in Product Development — or in Life

In the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a strangely ubiquitous pattern: an obsession with what I would call “advanced features”, and a nearly complete …

When Nature And Geometry Collide, These Photos Get Surreal

David Copithorne takes photos of classic subjects, mountains, beaches, street scenes, and then edits them to add floating geometric shapes which reflect the images around them, or twisting them into fractals-like forms. He uses Photoshop CS6 to create his work, and says he came upon his techniques …

Halfsider: a bizarre half-male half-female bird

A rare half male and half female – “halfsider” – bird won the intertööbz over the holidays. This unusual bird is comprised of two genetically distinct individuals – twins – fused into one being. But what is it like to be such an individual? A recently published paper shares observations of the …

Birds

In Norway, A New Model For Zero-Energy Housing

Snohetta’s carbon-neutral model home looks like it’s been tipped up for a quick vacuum underneath. Could it be replicated elsewhere?<p>The building industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. About half of the U.K.’s carbon dioxide emissions come from the construction and operation of buildings; …

Hubble Took an Even Better Version of One of Its Best Photos Ever

Back in 1995, the Hubble telescope took an absolutely breathtaking photo of stars being formed that's now known as "Pillars of Creation." And now, 20 …

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …