Mayankh Ramasar

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Has Architecture Lost Touch With the People?

20 Things Boys Can Do to Become Men

This is Kareem Abdul-Jabar's twenty-point plan for becoming a man.<p><b>Why should a young man listen</b> to an old guy about the best way to become a man? Because the typical teen is not yet able to see a future past the next few months. That's not a fault of character, but the fact that teens' brains have …

Sharpest Views of the Cosmos Ever

<b>Astronomers have built a new astro-camera that, when fitted onto the largest observatories on Earth, can snap photos of the universe twice as sharp as the famed Hubble Space Telescope.</b><p>With the newly developed technology, giant telescopes can reach their theoretical limits of resolution in visible …

Today in science: Earth from the moon

This is the first photo of Earth from the moon, released in 1966. Later, NASA used modern digital technology to restore the photo to reveal more …

Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion world map redesigned

<b>News:</b> a map that illustrates global forest densities using wood textures has won a competition to reinvent the tessellated world map designed 70 …

Here's the Planet's Headfirst Dive into DeafSpace Architecture

Big things are brewing in the architectural hotbed that is Washington, D.C.—and no, it's not another Frank Gehry memorial debacle. The capital's Gallaudet University has poured years of research into its newest dormitory, a fresh-faced structure built for maximum ease of use—though, at first …

Russia Is Building an Inflatable Space Module of its Own

A leading spacecraft developer in Russia reveals the design of an inflatable space station module, raising some eyebrows on this side of the Atlantic, where Bigelow Aerospace has been developing something similar.<p><b>RKK Energia, the manufacturer of the Soyuz spacecraft</b> and the prime contractor on the …

Voyager 1 spacecraft's latest find takes the edge off the solar system

The edge of the solar system has no edge, it turns out. It has a fuzzy transitional area, not quite solar system and not quite interstellar …

Global transformers: What if a pandemic strikes?

Gaia Vince is exploring events that could radically alter our planet. First up, we are overdue a pandemic, so what would happen if we are hit by one?<p>Over the past century, humans have been transforming the planet so profoundly that we are pushing it into a new geological era, the Anthropocene (the …

As the sun moves through space …

The IBEX spacecraft has now mapped the structure of our solar system’s comet-like tail. Photos in this post can help you picture how our sun carries …

Interior for Students / Ruetemple

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Wishes of the customer: to design a room for two students: a brother and a sister, provide an area for …