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Elevated Minimalist House Designed for a Photographer

Welsh architectural practice Hyde + Hyde Architects transformed an unused quarry into a residential area where they built a unique home for a photographer on the edge of Brecon National Park in Pontypridd, Wales. To avoid touching the walls of the quarry, Hyde + Hyde came up with the innovative …

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9 Of The World’s Most Inventive Tiny Buildings

In architecture, bigger isn’t always better. See some of the world’s coolest small buildings here, from a hut on sleds to a walk-in fireplace.<p>Most people tend to describe their dream houses as sprawling and palatial–but maybe that’s because they haven’t yet seen the gorgeous and inventive nooks …

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Researchers Discover How to Design Non-Living, Living Material

There's an entirely new direction for materials coming to life—specifically, a hybrid that combines the best of non-living matter with living matter. …

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The next version of Android could be truly business-friendly

Android has a lot of market share, but it doesn't have a big footprint in the corporate world; outside of special efforts like Samsung's Knox, the OS isn't well-suited to business demands. All that may change in the near future, though, as <i>The Information</i>'s sources claim that the next major Android …

Wal-Mart's dependence on food stamps, revealed

Talk about a "poverty trap"! The phrase was recently used by<p>House Budget CommitteeChairmanPaul D. Ryan, R-Wisc., to suggest that the nation's panoply of programs to aid low-income households was keeping them from rising into the middle class.<p>Wal-Mart's annual report, issued late last week, puts a …