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Philae comet lander 'wakes up' from hibernation to resume Rosetta mission

From aliens bursting forth from crew members’ chests to onboard computers developing a psychopathic mind of their own, waking from space hibernation rarely results in a happy ending. But a real-life space voyage has bucked the trend of science-fiction counterparts such as Alien and 2001: A Space …

Space

The world's first smartphone, Simon, was created 15 years before the iPhone

It was called the Simon Personal Communicator, and it was created by IBM more than 15 years before Apple released the iPhone.<p>IBM's Simon was the first phone to meld together the functions of a cell phone and a PDA, and it launched with the price tag of $899 with a service contract ($1,435 in …

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10 Clever Lifehacks You'll Wish You Thought Of

Never do battle with a jar again<p>No matter what you're doing, there is usually a better way to do it. And to that end, here are 10 lifehacking GIFs that will show you clever, better ways of accomplishing tricky things around your house. That plus a few that are just silly fun.<p>You can find all these …

Lifehacks

Why Driverless Cars Don't Need Windows

Automated vehicles shouldn't look like the ones humans operate.<p>For the last 80-some years, the model car has been pretty standard. The tail fins and bucket seats came and went, but there were almost always four wheels, two headlights, and windows, plenty of big, clear windows ringing the car. All …

New Glowing Millipede Found; Shows How Bioluminescence Evolved

Some California millipedes first evolved bioluminescence to cope with harsh desert living, according to scientists who may have cracked the mystery of glowing millipedes.<p>In California's Sierra Nevada Mountains (map) live a group of blind millipedes that glow in the dark—and now scientists have …

First Rhinos in Massive African Airlift Released in Botswana

It's the first stage of the world’s largest rhino airlift, meant to protect a dwindling population of the animals.<p>Ten rhinos have been safely released in northern Botswana, after a long journey that entailed a cargo plane, a crane, dozens of soldiers, and six weeks in quarantine.<p>The animals were …

Watch: Cave-Climbing Fish Found—Is It Evolution in Action?

Filmed shimmying up a cave wall in Ecuador, the catfish is likely a known species with a never before seen behavior, a new study says.<p>Deep beneath the Amazon rain forest lives a cave-climbing fish—and scientists have captured it on film for the first time.<p>A team exploring limestone caves near Tena, …

Nature

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Best 3D Printers with Kickstarter Origins<p>Kickstarter is full of 3D printer projects that will never see daylight. Some campaigns have been stuck in …

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How the Toyota New Global Architecture Will Impact Mass-Car Building

The World's Largest Car Company Reinvents Itself<p>No, it wasn’t just the U.S. to Japan jet lag that had us confused.<p>We’re deep within the bowels of Toyota‘s Honsha plant (its original factory opened in 1938), staring at a row of tired-looking, gray-green assembly line machines. They’re nicked and …

Articles about 7 modern ladders on Dwell.com - Dwell

Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>Whether it’s a place to rest your saucers or your sneakers, …

Fabrication

Retrofuturistic Urbanism: 6 Cities as they Could Have Become

To people of 100 or even 50 years ago, the metropolises of today would look utterly foreign. Our elevated highways, massive airports, high population …

Urbanism

The Next Ten Years in Luxury Cars

A young wife had grown tired of waiting on her husband. She had promised to take their children to visit their grandmother. Her patience had finally worn thin. So, she packed up the kids and took off in the family car on the 50-mile drive without him.<p>This may sound like a typical marital dispute …

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A Steam-Free Way to Bend Wood: The Hot Pipe Method

This low-tech method is best for pieces up to 3/8" in thickness<p>Scotty Lewis describes bending wood as "one of the most exciting and magical things a …

The World's Most Epic Hotel Pools

<b>By Alyssa Bird for Architectural Digest.</b><p>From rooftop sensations to saltwater stunners, the pools are the main attraction at these extraordinary resorts around the world.<p>Architect Agustin Landa created a dramatic setting atop Hotel Habita in Monterrey, Mexico, by placing two infinity pools under a …

Architecture

Add Graphene To Spider Silk To Create The Strongest Fiber Yet

Web slingers get a high-tech upgrade<p>Your move, limpets. Earlier this year, the long-reigning champion of the Strongest Biological Material Competition, spider silk, was usurped by the upstart limpet teeth. But we all knew that the arachnids would not go quietly into the night.<p>In an unorthodox move, …

Nanotech

How the Hubble Space Telescope has changed our view of the universe

Among the pillars and valleys of a nebula 20,000 light-years from Earth, a stellar nursery of glowing gas and dust nurtures thousands of baby stars. This cosmic fireworks display comes to Earth courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in space on Friday.<p>Since …

Are men who have older sisters less competitive?

Boys who have older sisters are less competitive than those with big brothers or younger siblings, a new study suggests<p>How birth order and the sex of your siblings affect your personality are some of the most debated topics in psychology.<p>And a new study provides further evidence that both of these …

8 Lessons All Dads Should Teach Their Kids

<b>Competition Leads to Confidence</b><br>Children as young as 4 start to compete with their parents—sprinting to the car, wrestling on the sofa, stuff like that. Roll with it. Let them win a lot, and then slowly ramp it up so they have to work harder for their victories. "It's a way for kids to develop a …

The Best Way to Find a Spot in a Crowded Parking Lot

You could waste all morning driving down row after row, or you could do this instead<p>Did you really think you could drive to the mall and just “pop in and out”? The Parking Lot Gods laugh at your foolish mortal desires!<p>Now you’re stuck searching for a spot in a sea of steel and glass. There are two …

How Far Can You Fall and Still Survive?

You’re on a plane. You’re bored. You stare out the window at the clouds. You wonder what would happen if you couldn’t resist the urge to open the …

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

There's no picture more humbling than one that shows us how small we are in the universe.<p>On this 25th anniversary, TASCHEN has compiled the most breathtaking deep-space images that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever produced, in a remarkable full-color book, <i>Expanding Universe: Photographs from the</i> …

Cosmology

8 Pushup Routines That Are Better Than ‘AMRAP’

These cutting-edge workouts will help you get better results from this classic exercise<p>We all agree that the pushup is a great exercise. But if your routine consists of just doing as many reps as possible, you aren’t getting the most you can out of this movement.<p>Take your ground game to the next …