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Russian Cosmonauts Report Sea Plankton On The Outside Of The ISS

NASA has not confirmed the findings.<p>Cosmonauts have apparently discovered plankton and other microorganisms on the outside of the International Space Station’s windows, according to an announcement from a Russian official. NASA has not yet confirmed or denied the findings.<p>"As far as we're …

Space

Commercial Dream Chaser closer to critical design review and first flight

The winged Dream Chaser mini-shuttle under development by Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) has successfully completed a series of risk reduction milestone …

How do we terraform Venus?

Such a shade could be space-based, located in the Sun–Venus L1 Lagrangian point, where it would prevent some sunlight from reaching Venus. In …

Foreign actors battle for stardom in Bollywood

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1028000/1028415_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522210851_241ce4cc14a085484fc3287e568744a1<p><b>The latest drama to hit India's television screens, Firangi Bahu ("Foreign Daughter-in-Law"), is a tale of culture clash and changing social …

Bollywood

Device Could Harvest Wasted Energy From Wi-Fi, Satellite Signals

It converts stray microwaves into electricity.<p>A wireless device developed by researchers at Duke University that converts microwaves into electricity could eventually harvest Wi-Fi or satellite signals for power, according to its creators. It could also one day be built into cell phones to let them …

Microwaves

'3-D Painting' Sprays Metal To Repair Or Rebuild Machines [Video]

But can it do graffiti?<p>GE is showing off a new machine that sprays high-velocity metal powders at broken machines, repairing damage in a few minutes without having to weld replacement pieces. The technique, which they're calling "cold spraying," or "3-D painting," (you know, like "printing") could …

Repairs

Sad Faces Make People Support Social Campaigns

Any face. Even on a trash can.<p>At the end of last year, the international aid organization Oxfam decided to dramatically change their advertising tactics in their campaign to fight hunger in Africa, replacing pictures of sad, starving children with happier landscapes featuring the continent's …

Psychology

Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>

New hologram technology created with tiny nanoantennas

Researchers have created tiny holograms using a "metasurface" capable of the ultra-efficient control of light, representing a potential new …

3D printing 'will change the world'

This is one of the more eye-catching prospects and has attracted a lot of publicity.<p>Californian engineering company Solid Concepts said earlier this …

Scientists invent self-healing battery electrode

"Their capacity for storing energy is in the practical range now, but we would certainly like to push that," said Yi Cui, an associate professor at …

Articles about 6 modern homes connecticut on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few months, weeks, or even days, then a home on wheels...<p>From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a range of …

New England

Articles about 7 green renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

In this exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture tracks the hands-on renovation of her and ...<p>Creative reuse projects and green proposals give stadiums a longer life.<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a …

Architecture

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Articles about 7 prefab prototypes on Dwell.com - Dwell

A new prefab prototype on a Scottish island demonstrates a smart—and superlocal—approach to building in far-flung locations.<p>How Superstorm Sandy helped inspire a Brooklyn prototype for more efficient temporary housing after a natural disaster.<p>Claesson Koivisto Rune introduces its second iteration …

Prefab Homes

Articles about 7 homes sporting gorgeous glass on Dwell.com - Dwell

In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>While surfing around, I found this intriguing use of sports-arena flooring as a residential wall material in a house in progress...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for …

Architecture

Articles about modern renovations 19th century homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Historic details and modern interventions commune in two bathrooms in a renovated West Village town house.<p>Pivot Studio fully modernized this 19th-century terrace house outside Sydney.<p>A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to …

Architecture

Fashion X Technology: Naim Josefi

Blending minimalism with a touch of whimsy, Swedish designer Naim Josefi has broken new ground on the runway. Drawing comparisons to icons like Alexander McQueen, Josefi has already established himself as a name synonymous with incredible innovation. Back in 2012, Josefi won an opportunity to …

3D Printing

The Future Of Flight: Swarms Will Dominate The Sky

Coordinated swarms of drones could pollinate crops, monitor traffic, and more.<p>Last year, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Grasp (General Robotics, Automation, Sensing & Perception) Lab gathered a dozen or so quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), programmed them to work in concert, …

FYI: What Would Happen If You Shot Off Fireworks In Space?

Good news: they'll explode! Bad news: they might not be the prettiest fireworks ever.<p>Launching fireworks in a near-zero-oxygen environment is completely feasible, says Stefan Bossmann, a chemist and rocket enthusiast at Kansas State University: "That would be no problem at all. They have an …

The Future Of Flight: Planes That Never Need To Land

Perpetual flight is going, so get ready for planes that just keep going and going and going...<p>In 1883, Nobel laureate John Strutt, a physicist and the third Baron Rayleigh, put forward a radical idea. He had been studying the mechanics of pelican flight and proposed that the birds drew energy from …

Surprise Is Still the Most Powerful Marketing Tool

Life has never been more predictable.<p>Yelp provides an early-warning system for dining out, by helping us avoid bad restaurants and alerting us to must-try items at good ones. Facebook lets us investigate a potential romantic interest before the first date. Turn-by-turn instructions from Google Maps …

Radical roads drive robot cars

A lot is written about the rise of autonomous cars, such as those developed by Google, but these vehicles will also change our highways forever.<p>One of the world’s most famously gridlocked cities in the world may be about to shed its image and get on the move again.<p>Los Angeles in California has just …

Autonomous Cars

NASA's Portable Unit for Metabolic Analysis (PUMA) Headgear

NASA engineer Dan Dietrich and a team of scientists at Glenn developed the Portable Unit for Metabolic Analysis (PUMA) to monitor the oxygen …

A 3-D Printer For Every Home! (Yeah, Right)

The term “3-D printing” is tossed around by geeks as if it’s going to be a ubiquitous, domestic technology of the future. That’s just silly.<p>There are a few Holy Grails on the Internet–things that thou shalt not touch because the Internet is still pretty much run by geeks. You can’t criticize the …

3D Printing

12 Modern Pools That Make a Big Splash

Not to wish time by, but summer’s looking pretty good about now. Especially if you’re lucky enough to be lounging poolside by these modern</i> …

Architecture

Earth Day Pictures: 20 Stunning Shots of Earth From Space

Auroras, glaciers, and gullies feature among the most stunning pictures of Earth from space, chosen by National Geographic photo editors for Earth Day 2011.