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Termites get a bad reputation in the housing business. They are often looked at as signs of the domestic apocalypse, causing billions of dollars in damage to houses every year. But when it comes to building their own homes, termites are master engineers. Such is their …Architecture
They're all in this together
Think about how jellyfish or squid move. You're imagining a graceful display of jet propulsion, right? It's not uncommon for underwater species to take advantage of their environment to propel themselves through it. In a study released in Nature Communications today, …Life Sciences
Ori Elisar's project Living Language blurs the lines between designer and mad scientist with his Hebrew symbols grown in petri dishes.
While most people create type on a computer, Israeli designer Ori Elisar creates his in a lab. For his final project at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Elisar …Typography
She's the bionic model.
Born without a right forearm, Rebekah Marine was told as a young girl that modeling wasn’t the career for her. Now, she's about to walk in New York Fashion Week.
The 28-year-old model, who has an i-limb quantum prosthetic hand, will appear in the FTL Moda show on Sept. 13, …Fashion Modeling
Scientists have already calculated how many fish there are in the sea (230,000 species), and how many species there are on the planet overall (8.7m). Now they have had a crack at counting all of the world’s trees.
Using a combination of satellite and ground measurements, researchers estimated that …University College London
Rising star: Simone Rocha shows artworks alongside fashion at first London store | Fashion | Wallpaper* Magazine
Since her London Fashion Week debut in September 2010, Simone Rocha's fashion star has been rapidly rising. Her bold interpretation of femininity and ability to blend craft techniques with contemporary textures and materials has seen her label scoop a sizable haul of accolades, including the 2013 …London
"What's unique about this plastic is the ability to stick itself back together with a drop of water," said Melik Demirel.
Credit: Demirel …Flu
The great creature surfaced from the murk of a deep-sea canyon, lingered just long enough for observers to grab a few pictures, and then vanished from sight into the fog and rain.
Oceanographers believe these grainy photographs are probably the first to show a blue whale in English waters since the …Blue Whale
London Design Festival 2015: an exhibition by Swedish gardening house Coloni and trend forecaster Studio Aikieu will celebrate the potential of …Gardening
Thanks to intrepid explorer of the biological kind - interdisciplinary artist and educator Heather Barnett – yesterday, a gathering of curious …The Arts
If you are a nature lover, you are probably familiar with web portals such as Observado, Portugal Aves eBird or BirdTrack. These apps have quickly …Biodiversity
The structure and surface chemistry of Morpho butterfly wings have inspired a gas sensor that changes color depending on the varying levels of …
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Devin Shomaker came up with the idea of a rooftop vineyard when he was still studying viticulture at Finger Lakes Community College in upstate New York.
That was back in the beginning of 2013, and Shomaker has been working on the idea ever since.
Over two years later, …New York City
A little known Seattle startup could do for metal what 3D printing is doing for other materials like plastic.
A Seattle startup has found a way to grow high performance metals in a cheap and energy efficient way, marking an important breakthrough for industries like construction, automotive, and oil …Startups
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"Daddy, what's that?" says Nicholas, aged six, pointing at a large red-brown insect that has just fallen off a cast iron gatepost. A bearded man in …Food Science
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The Walkonomics app helps you find the path …Smart Cities
The facade works with no power at all—not even solar panels—and keeps the temperature comfortable and light bright inside.
For most of human history, buildings were essentially net zero energy systems. Thick walls kept out cold and simple windows let in fresh air and daylight. Then came complex, …Energy
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Born in 2008, it operates in the fields of product design, architecture and visual communication, providing consulting …
Made from cardboard waste and coconut fibers, ReMaterials roofs are more affordable than concrete but a whole lot better than corrugated iron.
Much of the world will go to sleep tonight under a corrugated iron roof, a quite bumpy, ill-fitting way to cover a house. They'll get hot in summer, get no …Waterproofing
Park officials in the southern Australian province of Victoria say a deepwater reef has been discovered there that may have more coral, sponge, and …Great Barrier Reef
Citizen Science: What's it all about?
This guest blog was written by Sarah West, and looks at the ever evolving world of citizen science. Sarah West is a researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York. She has been designing and running citizen …Citizen Science