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The Pole House by F2 Architecture

F2 Architecture have designed the Pole House, perched high above the scenic Great Ocean Road in Australia.<p>The architect’s description<p>Perched high …

Working with Your Hands, Full-Scale: Hank Butitta's Bus-to-Tiny-House Conversion

Like the vlogger in "Why I Quit Studying Industrial Design," Hank Butitta found himself dissatisfied with his chosen course of study. "In …

The Immortal Zoo: animal bone sculptures from Jessica Joslin

Our friend Jessica Joslin has a new show starting October 24 at Firecat Projects in Chicago. It's called The Immortal Zoo.<p>The creatures that populate …

Moon Robot Will Broadcast In Virtual-Reality Video

A rover built for the Google Lunar X Prize competition could let astronauts do their job from Earth.<p>A team of scientists at Carnegie Mellon have built a robot that will send video from the moon to the Earth. And the robot will be controlled by the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, with the 3-D …

Scientists Show You How to Make an Invisibility Cloak (Sort Of)

Physicists have figured out the optical parameters for a magic trick they characterize as a kind of "invisibility cloak" — and unlike most magicians, they're only too willing to show you how it's done.<p>Invisibility cloaks have been getting a lot of press over the years. That's not only because Harry …

Articles about garage reimagined family gathering space on Dwell.com - Dwell

A deserted corner store is redeveloped into a furniture and art gallery, showroom, apartment, and office space for a newly...<p>An artist’s interactive public work fosters unity in Minnesota.<p>A vacation home’s renovated garage fuses art and architecture.<p>With no space to waste, London-based designers …

Medical marijuana could reduce painkiller abuse, study suggests

Could medical marijuana be an antidote for the nation's scourge of fatal overdoses caused by prescription pain medication? A new study suggests the answer is yes, and it's set off a flurry of medical debate over the risks and benefits of making cannabis more widely available to patients.<p>The new …

Life Discovered In Antarctic Lake That Hasn't Seen Sunlight For Millions Of Years

Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, teems with microscopic life. Tiny organisms dwell on the ice and live inside glaciers, and now, researchers confirm, a rich microbial ecosystem persists underneath the thick ice sheet, where no sunlight has been felt for millions of years.<p>Nearly 4,000 species …

Just look at this crazy deep-ocean power source

A Florida-based startup called Crowd Energy will be turning to Indiegogo to continue work on its Ocean Energy Turbine, a slow-turning mill that its creators believe can harness megawatts of clean power from just a single unit — enough to light thousands of homes.<p>Underwater turbines are nothing new, …

Get ready for virtual reality — here's why it will soon be our norm

Unless you’ve been living in a cave this past year, you’ve probably already heard that Virtual Reality (VR) is coming at us – and fast.<p>Thanks to Facebook’s recent acquisition of VR company, Oculus Rift, for $2 billion there’s no doubt VR technology is going to change the way we work, play, and …

A Booming Furniture Design Sub-Genre: Gun-Concealing Furniture

Some people love guns, some people hate 'em. But the fact is that lots of Americans have them, and they need a place to store them. And the design of …

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Virginia Man Claims African Country to Make Daughter a Princess

We’ve posted twice about Bir Tawil, a stretch of land between Egypt and Sudan that neither country wants. Maybe Jeremiah Heaton of Abingdon, …

Jeep Ad Campaign Features Trick Animal Illustrations That Reveal a Second Animal When Flipped Upside Down

In this clever ad campaign for Jeep, animal illustrations reveal a second, hidden animal when the images are flipped upside down. The ad campaign was …

Samsung Galaxy S5: the camera review

Five generations in to the Galaxy S range, Samsung has equipped the S5 with some pretty strong photographic street cred.<p><b>Five generations in to the Galaxy S range, Samsung has equipped the S5 with some pretty strong photographic street cred. Let's see how it performs in the real world.</b><p>The Galaxy S4 …

The Mysterious and Deadly Island of Snakes

Many people have an aversion to snakes. It is a common fear that seems to be lodged in some primordial part of our minds. This fear, although it can …

Ruins Of Ancient City Found In Antarctica

A California TV crew missing since November 2002, a video they left behind and a mission by U.S. Navy SEALs are the key elements in a story that …

Life-Size Anatomically Correct Chocolate Skulls

Because who doesn't want to pretend to dine on the skulls of their enemies, these are the anatomically correct chocolate skulls cast by Etsy seller …

A Brief History of Unusual Objects Designed to Kill People from Far Away, Part 1a: The Mongol Bow

The hard part about killing people is that sometimes they kill you back. (Just ask Prince Oberyn.) So at some point, some primitive pugilist …

A Brief History of Unusual Objects Designed to Kill People from Far Away, Part 1b: Mongolian Thumb Rings

<i>[Images by Fiddler49]</i><p>By mastering the assembly of compound materials, the Mongols had created an incredibly powerful bow, as we saw in the previous …

Amazingly Detailed Miniature Paintings On Food

Paintings don’t come much smaller than the micro paintings created by artist Hasan Kale. Hasan has painted delicate scenes on the side of cactus …

The Most Creative Recycling We've Seen Yet: Turn Plastic Bottles into String

This is nuts. An inventive Russian YouTuber has figured out how to turn plastic bottles into <i>string</i>, using purely mechanical means. After "unraveling" …

Is the hoverbike about to become reality?

Those childhood dreams of doing the commute on a Star Wars Speeder Bike might be possible if a revolutionary hoverbike design takes off. (Video above has no sound)<p>Getting from A to B is very rarely boring in the world of science fiction – sadly real life is often a let-down in comparison. We do not …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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Today's archidose #758

Here are some photos of the Playground in Belleville Park (2008) in Paris by BASE, photographed by victortsu.<p>To contribute your Flickr images for …

A Box-Like House is Full of Surprises on the Inside

Located in a suburb of Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, the Case House, designed by Jun Igarashi Architects, looks like a simple box design on the exterior, …