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Ignite Crystal Fireworks With Your Smartphone At This Light Installation

teamLab's latest invites gallery visitors to launch digital fireworks and make a wish. Sounds like a dream come true.<p><i>Images via</i><p>Today a new installation from Japanese art collective teamLab exploded to life in the form of a crystaline firework generator that's smartphone controllable. Entitled, <i>The</i> …

Next-Gen Lighting Is Pushing The Limits Of Realism

Resolution and polygons aren't the only things behind increasingly lifelike 3D worlds. Lighting plays a huge part as well.<p>French artist koola has …

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This fish net uses LED lights to save fish

<i>This post originally appeared at Ensia.</i><p>Six years ago, the Norwegian coast guard filmed a Scottish fishing vessel riding gray swells, dumping 5 metric tons of dead fish back into the North Sea. Over the European Union catch quota, and so unable to keep all the fish they’d caught, the fishermen had …

Conservation

Location-Based Light Painting Project Creatively Visualizes Every Photo Taken in a Particular Spot

A clever new project called Location-Based Light Painting is putting a new spin on visualizing the number and specific location of photos taken in …

Using light, scientists make bad memories good in mice

Can a bad memory be turned into a good one? Scientists say they've been able to do just that in a group of mice by activating certain parts of their brain with light.<p>The findings in the journal Nature show that memories can potentially be modified without drugs or extra training -- simply, if …

Audi's Traffic Light Recognition Technology Could Save Up to 238 Million Gallons of Fuel While Reducing Emissions

Everyone knows how annoying it can be to hit every red light on a daily commute, and how stopping and accelerating for those pesky red lights also …

How Light Wakes Up the Brain

I first learned how our eyes work in a college neuroscience class in the fall of 2002. My textbook showed colorful cartoons of the retina, lined with two types of cells that convert light waves into the electrical currency of the brain. There were rod cells, which are useful in low-light …

How Urban Light Pollution Could Be Killing Rainforests

40 Architecture Docs to Watch In 2014

This time last year we published our <b>30 Architecture Docs to Watch in 2013</b> featuring a fantastic range of films telling the tales of some of the …

Architecture

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The Ten Most Watched Interviews of 2013

<b>Our mission is to provide inspiration, knowledge and tools to the architects who will have the challenge to face the urban growth of the next 40</b> …

NYIT Students Turn Plastic Bottles Into Disaster Relief

Last week’s devastating typhoon in the Philippines has reminded designers of the ongoing challenge of creating safe, temporary shelters when natural …

"Designing Recovery" Winners: Resilient, Livable Homes for Vulnerable Cities

“Designing Recovery,” a competition focused on the planning and rebuilding of resilient and sustainable communities, has announced its three winning …

Emporia shopping centre in Malmö by Wingårdhs

A gigantic golden chasm welcomes visitors to this shopping centre in Malmö by Swedish architects Wingårdhs (+ slideshow).<p>Located to the south of the …

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<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In a country where one in two people are aged between 15 and 25 years old, it is difficult to find a …