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Baltimore's dual identity explains unrest

<b>Why Baltimore?</b><p>That's the question being asked after the city erupted into riots and looting on Monday. Since Michael Brown was shot dead by a police officer last year in Ferguson, Missouri, dozens of incidents questioning the use of force by police have emerged in cities and towns across the US.<p>But …

Architectural Fantasy and Social Reality: Two Types of Floating City | Smart Cities Dive

<i>by Abdelbaseer A. Mohamed</i><p>Many architects have come up with innovative concepts of future utopian cities, some of which are related to smart, …

University of British Columbia

Only In China: Why A Smog Documentary Sends Chinese Stocks Soaring To Trading Limit

When journalist Chai Jing released her documentary on China’s air pollution, she probably could not have dreamed that her message would resonate so widely while boosting the share prices of so many “environmentally friendly” companies.<p>On Monday, more than a dozen stocks in the fields of pollutant …

ArchiBlox Designs World's First Prefabricated Carbon Positive House

Australian company ArchiBlox has released its design for the world’s first carbon positive prefabricated house. Representing a new movement in …

Artist Uses 3-D Printing to Create 'Shadows' of 4-D Objects

It's hard to visualize what four-dimensional objects look like — but Henry Segerman, an artist and mathematician at Oklahoma State University at Stillwater, can show you their three-dimensional shadows.<p>Segerman uses extradimensional geometry and a 3-D printer to show how objects that exist in four …

Monkeys

The paradox of popping back in time

Time travel often appears in the movies, but it’s a pity that the science never matches up with the fiction, argues Quentin Cooper.<p>Here we go again. The movie Predestination, released in the UK this week, is the very latest in the long history of time travel films. There’s been more than 100 since …

The Hubble Space Telescope Has Orbited Earth For 25 Years. Here Are 25 Of Its Most Stunning Images

Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been orbiting Earth, capturing images of the cosmos that have “fundamentally changed humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.”<p>This year, to celebrate the telescope’s 25th anniversary, NASA and the European Space Agency have compiled 25 of the …

Universe

The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

TONY COLES COULD have had any job he wanted in the drug industry. In five years at the helm of cancer drug developer Onyx Pharmaceuticals he increased its market cap eightfold by purchasing an experimental blood cancer drug for $800 million, developing it into a big seller and flipping the whole …

Immune System

NASA’s Next Space Telescope Promises the Stars—and Planets, Too

Twenty years ago you could count all the known planets in the universe on your fingers and toes and recite all their names from memory. Today you’d …

Astronomy

Britain 'threatens to stop sharing intelligence' with Germany

British intelligence officials have threatened to stop sharing information if Germany presses ahead with a parliamentary inquiry into British and American spying, a German news magazine claims<p>British intelligence officials are so alarmed at a <b>parliamentary inquiry</b> into their activities in Germany …

Ancient miniature solar system hints at existence of alien life

A miniature version of solar system with planets like Earth existed 11 billion years ago and could have held ancient life, say scientists<p>A miniature solar system with five Earth-sized planets existed 11 billion years ago, at the dawn of the universe, scientists have discovered.<p>The planets clustered …

New Study: Breaches of ‘Planetary Boundaries’ Jeopardize Environmental Sustainability

Four of nine ‘planetary boundaries’ have now been breached as a result of human activity and not natural variability, says a new research paper …

North Korea's Air Koryo: My flight on the world's worst airline

Air Koryo, the flag carrier of North Korea, has once again been named the world’s worst airline, being the only carrier to receive a one-star ranking.<p>Skytrax, a UK-based airline and airport consultancy, ranked 681 airlines from around the world in terms of their product and service quality.<p>Air …

Graphene brings quantum effects to electronic circuits

Research by scientists attached to the EC's Graphene Flagship has revealed a superfluid phase in ultra-low temperature 2D materials, creating the …

Canada leads in the race to create Quantum Valley

My grandfather was born in 1906. It was the year that Romanian inventor Traian Vuia flew a heavier-than-air monoplane with unassisted takeoff for the first time at Montesson in France.<p>As a child, I remember how my grandfather would sometimes look up at the sky, spotting a plane in flight, and tell …

NASA’s Year Long Mission Will Determine if Humans Can Go to Mars and Back

Astronaut Scott Kelly will become the first American to spend a year in space.<p>A “key stepping stone” to human exploration beyond Earth will launch in …

6 Major Design Trends Shaping City Life In 2015

Co.Design talked to a slew of experts about how design is changing the way we experience cities, from where we live to how we eat.<p>Cities are the future. By one oft-cited statistic, 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050. But chances are, the cities of the future won’t look …

Thermos-Like Passive Homes Aggressively Save Energy

Extreme energy efficiency is target of more buildings, even low-budget Habitat for Humanity homes.<p>Three miles northeast of the White House, now topped with solar panels, six modest new rowhouses are expected to deliver world-class savings in energy.<p>The reason's simple: They're so well sealed and …

Power strips don't have to be ugly, just ask Powerdrobe

Yes, power strips aren't the sort of thing we <i>usually</i> discuss on this august periodical but sometimes we spot something at a trade show that simply demands attention. Normally, it's the sort of gear that you tuck behind or under your desk, but Korean designer Sangki Kim wanted to make something a …