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4 Mindful Ways to Start Your Day

How we start the morning often sets the stage for how the rest of the day unfolds. Of course life throws us curve balls in the middle of the day, …

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe …

Mindfulness

America's 10 Best Cities to Live and Launch | Inc.com

Modern convenience in an Airstream travel trailer (pictures)

A $35 Computer The Size Of A Credit Card Can Be Used For All Kinds Of Amazing Things

Originally conceived as an educational product for removing as many barriers as possible for teaching people to program, the Raspberry Pi has been popping up in various home-brewed tech creations, acting as the brain that makes all kinds of electronic doodads come to life.<p>Despite its low price and …

Seth's Blog

USE ALL CAPS IF YOU'RE YELLING.<p>Italics has many uses. <i>Too many</i>. We rely on it for referencing Latin (<i>per capita</i>) or slang or snideness or asides or …

Staff Picks: Best Cars of the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

What was once a relatively small-potatoes event on the international auto show circuit now plays host to a number of major debuts, and we were on the scene at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show to comprehensively cover all the new sheetmetal. This year, a wide array of concept and production vehicles …

Roadsters

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

3D Systems' Sense scanner is compact, $400 and ready to transform 3D printing as we know it

"Game changer" isn't a term that ought be thrown around loosely. It's the kind of thing that loses value each time it's uttered -- sort of how everyone's a "genius" of some kind or other these days. Every so often, though, we get to spend some time with a product that seems to wear the moniker …

MO House in the woods by FRPO

The rooms of this wooden house in a forest near Madrid by local architects FRPO branch off in different directions to slot into gaps between the …

Researchers close in on experiments that could solve physics' 'biggest single problem'

The theories of quantum mechanics and general relativity have held up time and again at describing the physics of our universe at a micro and a macro scale, but when it comes to gravity, the two pose a major problem that physicists haven't been able to resolve: for certain interactions, the two …

Articles about 8 ways renovate airstream on Dwell.com - Dwell

The iconic, and slightly atomic, form of the shiny silver Airstream is embedded in our cultural and design milieu.<p>If you're aiming to live a minimalist lifestyle, hidden storage is an absolute must.<p>Size doesn't matter when these homes push the conventions of building and living in Japan.<p>Check out …

I Bought an Apartment Specifically to Rent Out on AirBnB

<i>This is a guest post by Jon Wheatley of Need/Want that originally appeared on the company’s blog. Need/Want makes innovative products that solve problems like SmartBedding and Draft Notebooks.</i><p>In 2012 I bought an apartment specifically to rent out on Airbnb. I’ve been managing it remotely for the …

The MicroSlice V1 | a Tiny Arduino Laser Cutter

Introduction: The MicroSlice V1 | a Tiny Arduino Laser Cutter<p>About: A passionate make of things. I spend my time developing new ideas and looking for …

Arduino

An Indoor Garden for Small Urban Spaces

For many of us in cities, the ability to have a substantial garden and grow real organic vegetables is a joy that we don't have the opportunity to …

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

8 Essential Fall Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

Turn fall's bounty into ridiculously good dinners and treats with these apple—and pumpkin-centric recipes.<p>A New Way to Think of Butternut Squash<p>A …

Sweet Potatoes

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Cooking

3D-Printed Ears Are Now a Reality in China

In the market for a new ear? You're in luck.<p>Researchers in China are reportedly using a special 3D printer to print an ear cartilage sample made from …

Engineers invent programming language to build synthetic DNA

Similar to using Python or Java to write code for a computer, chemists soon could be able to use a structured set of instructions to "program" how …

FIREPLACE MANTEL-102 Gallery

By onJanuary 28, 2013 in Reader’s Moldings<p>Presenting the Long-Awaited Finished Project Photos<p>Notice the door surround reflected in the mirror above …

Versatile Living Space: Passion House M1 by Architect 11

Completed by Architect 11 in Sweden, <b>Passion House M1</b> is a compact living space, designed as an addition to an existing house. One of the main …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Designer David Grass 3D-Prints Light Bulbs in the Shape of Modern Cityscapes

Dutch Designer David Graas created 3D-Printed LED bulbs in the shape of modern cityscapes! Named “Huddle”, these miniature pieces of 3D-printed …

NASA-backed SpiderFab robot aims to build 3D-printed spaceship parts in orbit

NASA has always built its spacecraft on Earth, but aerospace startup Tethers Unlimited is hoping to change that process by developing a system that combines 3D printing and robotic assembly to build spaceship parts in orbit. NASA is kicking in $500,000 in funding to the project, called SpiderFab, …

UK company TTP unveils multi-material 3D printing breakthrough

Sep.4, 2013<p>Cambridge-based, the Queen's Award winning technology and product development company <b>TTP</b> has today announced its ground breaking Vista 3D, …

5 Ways Smithsonian Uses 3-D Scanning to Open Up History

What happens when 3-D scanning is unleashed on America's attic?<p><b>You'd expect to find miniature models of President Abraham Lincoln's head, renderings of five-million-year-old whale skeletons, and even busts of long-dead employees gracing the shelves at the Smithsonian Institution in</b> …

3D-printed medical devices spark FDA evaluation

When Kaiba Gionfriddo was just a few months old, a 3D-printed device saved his life.<p>Kaiba was born with a rare condition called tracheobronchomalacia, which meant his windpipe was weak, and would collapse and prevent air from flowing to his lungs. Researchers at the University of Michigan sought …