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This Memorial For Qatar’s World Cup Workers Grows As Tragedy Mounts

Nearly 1,000 migrant workers for the 2022 World Cup have lost their lives in Qatar. Controversy abounds over FIFA’s decision to host the World Cup in the scorching Middle Eastern country, as allegations of vote buying circle the long-criticized organization. The speculative architecture collective …

Wood, bugs, and other gross things you didn't know you were eating

We hate to break it to you, but you’re most likely eating a lot of unsavory things that you had no idea about. We’re not talking about the fruit fly that flew into your Coke without you realizing it (although that’s probably happened), we’re talking about things that are added at the factory, or …

3D compass cells found in the bat brain

Head direction cells in the bat hippocampus encode three-dimensional representations of space<p>Israeli researchers have identified three-dimensional ‘compass’ cells in the bat brain, explaining how the winged mammals can navigate their environments so deftly and perform complex flight manoeuvres …

The UK is an ageing society – so maybe it’s time to start seriously catering for people’s needs

As baby boomers start to outnumber children under five, a social crisis is looming that will affect every generation<p>Falling birthrates and the lengthening lives of baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 produce an extraordinary statistic. On current trends, from now until 2037, while the numbers …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

NASA to create the coldest spot in the universe aboard the ISS

The researchers plan to study matter at 100 pico-Kelvin. At such low temperatures, ordinary concepts of solid, liquid and gas are no longer …

Quantum Mechanics

Should we start de-extincting species that have died out?

Futurist Stewart Brand, founder of The Long Now Foundation, has a new mission in life. He wants to bring extinct species back from the dead. Some …

Habitats

3 Amazing Coincidences in Our Solar System: What Could They Mean?

1. Ancient astronomy seems to predict knowledge of atoms only discovered in 1913<p>In antiquity, the planets were associated with seven known metals. …

Universe

These Blossoming Flowers Are the First Inflatable 3D-Printed Object

Most objects created by 3D printers are made from hard rigid plastics, but as the hardware is continually being improved, new materials are coming …

The Ultimate (Affordable!) Tropical Vacation

<i>Photo Courtesy of Whitney Tressel. Article by Whitney Tressel of Budget Travel.</i><p>We can almost guarantee that if you haven't been to Costa Rica yet, one of your travel-crazy friends has. And they've told you all about it, right? The beaches and the rain forests. The food. The eco-resorts. And, of …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

BlackRock Is The Biggest Investor In The World — Is Its Dominance A Problem?

One firm unlikely to feature on their list is BlackRock, an investment manager whose name rings few bells outside financial circles. Yet it is the single biggest shareholder in all the companies listed above. It owns a stake in almost every listed company not just in America but globally. (Indeed, …

Articles about 8 modern apartment buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

When you live in an apartment, the surrounding city becomes an extension of your home. The nearby parks act as your backyard.<p>These modern gems are slated for demolition, in need of repair, or the subject of fundraising campaigns.<p>Sweeping up is a crummy job, but someone’s got to do it. Luckily, …

Architecture

Nomadic Chair: A Temporary Seat for One Person

Giving new meaning to luxury, Jorge Penadés, has designed the Nomadic Chair, which gives you the luxury of deciding where you want to sit down, while …

30 Foul Weather Photos for Inspiration - Digital Photography School

en_US<p>article<p>30 Foul Weather Photos for Inspiration<p>https://digital-photography-school.com/fowl-weather-photos-inspiration-2/<p>Digital Photography …

Photo Series Captures the Stunning Beauty of Siamese Fighting Fish

A few years ago, Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich started selling his work through microstock sites, and so he went in search of …

Saudi billionaire sees a world awash in oil

"He has arrived."<p>As the hushed alert circulates in the lobby of Toronto's Four Seasons Hotel, a dozen employees rush to their positions near doors and elevators.<p>No one pays attention to the procession of primped and perfumed Canadian authors, musicians and business leaders flowing through the first …

Clashes break out in Mozambique before polls

A wave of attacks is threatening to overshadow the local polls in Mozambique, which will take place on Wednesday.<p>There are concerns about security in the run up to elections as the opposition, Renamo party, is boycotting the vote, and is threatening to disrupt the entire electoral process.<p>Its a …

Liquid Fuel, From the Sun

The future of solar energy could be a liquid fuel you put into your gas tank. The <i>New Yorker</i> just published an article I wrote about an incredible lab …

WADI: solar-powered water disinfecting device could save 400,000 lives a year

Water is life – without a source of clean water for drinking and cooking, humans become very sick and often die. In wealthy countries, clean drinking …

Students Install the World's First Solar Pavement Panels in Virginia

Studio39 Landscape Architecture just teamed up with students at the Solar Institute at George Washington University to install the world’s first …

Super Efficient Transparent Solar Cells Could Turn Windows into Clean Energy Generators

Imagine windows powering homes, office buildings, and even airplanes. That fantasy might not be far from reality thanks to the latest breakthroughs …

Synthetic animals will save the planet

A recent project by designer Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg proposes that bioengineered creatures be released into the wild to save endangered species and …

Synthetic Biology

Humans tame light, stop it from moving for a full minute

Beams of light are usually speeding along at around 186,000 miles per second, but for one minute, researchers in Germany brought some to a screeching halt. Using a crystal frozen to temperatures below negative 450 degrees Fahrenheit, a research team managed to hold light in place for a full minute …

Matter over mind: scientists begin to observe and manipulate memories

New techniques could help with neurological disease, but how far should they go?<p>If we had the technology to rewire our brains to help remember certain things and forget others, it could help millions of people struggling with neurological conditions, from Alzheimer’s to post-traumatic stress …

Scientists Achieve On-Demand Quantum Teleportation For The First Time

Quantum teleportation, more reliable than ever before, at greater distances than ever before.<p>Quantum teleportation has taken another step forward, thanks to two complimentary experiments, one from ETH Zurich and one from the University of Tokyo. The researchers have demonstrated the most reliable …

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The military seeks help in developing an artificial human brain

The US military's research wing, DARPA, is seeking help with a new project that would allow computers to imitate the human neocortex, the region of …

Machine Learning