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10 Weird, Wonderful Weather Phenomena

All the optical illusions and bizarre forms of lightning you require.<p>All the optical illusions and bizarre forms of lightning you require.

Nasa satellite shows tornadoes path

Nasa releases a video that shows tornadoes developing over the southern and eastern US<p>An animation of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association's GOES-East satellite data shows the development and movement of the weather system that spawned tornadoes affecting the southern and eastern <b>US</b> …

A Contest To Design An Explorable Gothic World

Make that Twilight—I mean, Edgar Allen Poe—video game you've always wished for.<p>I'm excited already. There's a contest in the U.K. right now for students to design an explorable online world to the theme of gothic literature. To be precise, the theme is "Terror and Wonder: the Gothic Imagination." …

Future smart phones could be printed on your clothes | Kurzweil

Schematic of a proposed spaser comprising an optically pumped carbon nanotube located above a square graphene nanoflake resonator and generating …

17 Emerging Energy Technologies That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging energy technologies.</i><p>We have included predictions based on consultation …

View from space: Arkansas tornado track

A violent tornado touched down in Arkansas on April 27, 2014, killing as many as 15 people. In an April 28 satellite image, you can see the tornado’s …

The intergalactic medium unveiled: Cosmic Web Imager directly observes 'dim matter'

Astronomers have taken unprecedented images of the intergalactic medium -- the diffuse gas that connects galaxies throughout the universe -- with the …

June guide to the bright planets

Here’s how to find the bright planets – Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Mercury – in June 2018.<p>Click the name of a planet to learn more about its …

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'Mean Girls' In Science

Scientists seem to love this movie, which is 10 years old today. They refer to it all the time in scientific papers.<p>It's the tenth anniversary of the release of <i>Mean Girls</i>. We love that movie! Scientists apparently do, too. I did a Google Scholar search of the phrase and found dozens of books and …

Nanowires three atoms wide could lead to paper-thin gadgets

What's that odd shape, you ask? That's the world's thinnest nanowire -- and it could be the key to a future wave of flexible devices. In blasting single-layered, semiconducting materials with an electron beam, Vanderbilt University student Junhao Lin has created wires that measure just three atoms …

Stem cell therapy regenerates heart muscle damaged from heart attacks in primates

The researchers found that over subsequent weeks, the stem-cell derived heart muscle cells infiltrated into the damaged heart tissue, then matured, …

Invention Awards 2014: Seal Combat Wounds In 15 Seconds

A pocket-size invention that could save lives<p>When bullets or shrapnel strike a soldier, standard first aid calls for stuffing gauze as deep as five inches into a wound and applying pressure. If bleeding hasn’t stopped after three minutes, the old gauze is pulled out—and new gauze shoved in.<p>There’s …

Neanderthals were not less intelligent than modern humans, scientists find

Scientists have concluded that Neanderthals were not the primitive dimwits they are commonly portrayed to have been.<p>The view of Neanderthals as club-wielding brutes is one of the most enduring stereotypes in science, but researchers who trawled the archaeological evidence say the image has no basis …

Universe Is Expanding Symmetrically, 'Real-Time' Analysis Shows

The universe is expanding — and it is doing so at the same rate in all directions, according to new measurements that appear to confirm the standard model of cosmology.<p>Astrophysicist Jeremy Darling of the University of Colorado Boulder came to this conclusion after employing a research strategy …

Elder Scrolls Online's Escalating Struggle Against Bots

They're not just in dungeons anymore.<p>The main story of Elder Scrolls Online may hinge on the threat of an invasion by the Daedric prince Molag Bal, …

Lionsgate expanding into video games under Nerdist co-founder's lead

Entertainment company Lionsgate is moving into game development, tapping Nerdist Industries co-founder and former CEO Peter Levin to lead the endeavor, the company announced today.<p>Levin will serve as President of Interactive Ventures and Games as Lionsgate looks to expand its content into games and …

Simplifying the Structure of China’s Tallest Skyscraper

A striking new addition to the Shanghai skyline is approaching completion in the heart of the city’s financial district.<p>The 121-storey transparent …

Curbed Awards '13 Architecture: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!

<i>It's time to make up a bunch of awards and hand them out to the most deserving people, places and things in the real estate, architecture and neighborhood universes of New York City! Yep, it's time for the Ninth Annual Curbed Awards! Up now: architecture.</i><p><b>Best Building We'll Never See</b><br>The pure …

In the Future, All Families Will Live in These Terrifying Homes

Designed with the fields of microcellular systems and biogenetics in mind, this dubious home, proposed by postgraduate architecture student <b>Gonzalo Vaíllo Martínez,</b> makes for one seriously unwelcoming (and dragon-like!) family residence. Though the slithery, undulating structure can be adapted to …

Lake Travis Residence by Hsu Office of Architecture

The Lake Travis Residence near Austin, Texas.<p>The creative team of Hsu Office of Architecture was hired to design this house atop a sloping site off …

Architecture

Original Architecture Integrated in a Perfect Rural Setting in The Netherlands

Displaying a highly original architecture and layout, House L by Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten is an inspiring example of modern living. The 620 …

Readers' travel photograph competition: March – architecture

Your architecture shots take us from ancient Burmese temples to sleek modern office blocks. Scroll through the gallery to see the winning shot, which will be mounted by Point 101 and displayed in an end-of-year exhibition at the Guardian offices in London. The best shot of the year wins a fantastic …

What If Dubai's Next Tower Were an Architecture School?

BLUE TAPE, the winning proposal of an international competition to design an Architecture School adjacent to the American University in Dubai, “is a …

Architecture Art and Design Magazine

Latest<p>May 15, 2018<p>The term “Artificial Intelligence (AI)” is thrown so much around these days, that’s it’s started to become a white noise in the …

In Drawings, The Historical Trajectory of Soviet Architecture

<i>This article by Ross Wolfe, originally posted on Metropolis Magazine as "</i>Cultural Divide: The 'Paper Architecture' of the USSR<i>" explores the</i> …

Architecture

Pointy Octahedron Micro Home 'Broods Over the Forest'

While some architecture students build homes inside school buses or devise zero-square-foot houses or dream up how to live on a scooter, Denmark-based architecture student <b>Konrad Wójcik</b> has crafted renderings for a residence that "would not have any footprint on the nature." Essentially a octahedron …

LEGO's New Architecture Studio Design Toolkit Brings Out Your Inner Builder—and Inner Child

LEGO just unveiled its new LEGO Architecture Studio design toolkit which could help bring out the Le Corbusier or Frank Lloyd Wright in you. The …

Here Now, Dazzling, Dystopian Architecture Made by Math

Fascinated by the intricate patterns formed by fractals, basically math processes that repeat incessantly in an ongoing feedback loop, UK physicist-turned-web developer <b>Tom Beddard</b> makes impossibly elaborate complexes that look like they belong in the gritty cities of a dystopian fantasy. Basically …