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The Future of Heating Buildings? MIT Introduces Local Warming

Saving energy and our climate future often seems to come with sacrifice, but what if a new technology could eliminate some of the wasted energy on heating or cooling in buildings? Forget about monitoring your thermostat with Nest and following Jimmy Carter’s advice to put on a sweater; try a new …

Is bamboo the next carbon fibre?

Poor carbon fibre. What began as a late-20th Century wonder material for military aircraft was then nobly adopted by the motorsport world for strength, low weight and energy dissipation. Yet now, well into its career as a mission-critical material, it has also become window dressing in the …

Carbon Fiber

Watch an artist bring cartoons to the real world using his phone

If you think that plain reality is boring, you're not alone. Storyboard artist Marty Cooper (aka Hombre McSteez) has been bringing his "Aug(De)mented Reality" cartoons into the real world through a clever technique that draws on both his iPhone and the transparent plastic cells used by old-school …

We've heard about flexible individuals practicing yoga in some strange places: temples atop mountains, straddling wooden groynes on empty beaches and right in the middle of a sauna with the heating turned up to the

We've heard about flexible individuals practicing yoga in some strange places: temples atop mountains, straddling wooden groynes on empty beaches and …

42 Great Photos and Photography Links from the Last 7 Days

As another terrific week in the world of photography passes us by, Toad Hollow Photography has been focused on finding links to the best tutorials, …

Black & White Photography Techniques

Black and white photography is a rewarding and challenging field of artistic photography. Even people who don’t care about photography can find …

Landscape Photography

Fantastic Images of Gigantic Waves Crashing Against a Lighthouse

Photographer Owen Humphreys recently captured some fantastic images as gigantic waves of over 100-feet came crashing against a lighthouse. These were …

County Durham

Smart Power Strip set to bring simple, cheap automation to the home (video)

Listen, we'd all like an automated home -- we've got the appliances and we've got the smart devices. What we really need is a bridge between the two, something that allows our little pocket computers to turn our home devices on and off at will. There has been no shortage of attempts by some of the …

Trick Photography and Special Effects Ebook and Video Course | Photography Ebooks

1<p>An eBook Like No Other!<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative photographs</i> created by …

How to teach … photography

The Guardian Teacher Network this week has all the resources you need to get your students taking great photographs<p>Students of all ages are fascinated by taking photos – and, now photography has gone digital, it is easy and cheap to get your students snapping. The Guardian Teacher Network has …

Photography Insights from a Professional Photographer Influenced & Inspired by Art

Ever wonder what goes through the mind of a successful art photographer? Well wonder no more as Marc Silber is here to interview award-winning …

Moon Photography: 6 Tips for Better Moon Photos - dPS

Moon Photography: To get the best possible pictures of our one-and-only moon, it's important to know a few things about it first.

Photography

The Perfect Office - Stoa Kitap Bookshelf, Modern Desks, Apple Mac Pro and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Gear & Gadgets

Limit teens' web access to two hours a day, parents told

Dr Victor Strasburger of the University of New Mexico says all 14-year-old boys with internet in their bedroom are looking at pornography<p>Teenagers should spend no more than two hours on the internet each day, doctors warned as they advised parents to remove laptops and gadgets from their children’s …

Work Until You Die? More Middle Class Americans Say They Can Never Retire

Forget pushing retirement off a few years. A growing number of Americans believe they’ll be working until death.<p>An alarming 37% of middle class Americans believe they’ll work until they’re too sick or until they die.<p>Another 34% believes retirement will come at the ripe age of 80. Just two years ago …

What do tobacco and software have in common?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Everything from algorithmic trading in investments to lean manufacturing has been invented to drive up corporate profits. …

Connected devices: Creating jobs and growth

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Open Garden<p>If we could better control the physical world, how might we improve our lives? This question is being asked …