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Remarkable Woman Quit Her Job in New York to Build Sustainable Bamboo Homes in Bali

In 2010, Elora Hardy left her successful fashion career in New York and returned to her childhood home in Bali, which is where she decided to build bamboo houses for a living. Over the course of the last five years, Elora and her team at Ibuku have revolutionized bamboo construction, believing that …

TED Talks

The International Flag of Planet Earth

Before we can destroy alien worlds, we must deal with a graphic design challenge<p>Once we humans master space travel, it won't be enough for us to …

Star Trek

Japan's Amazing Automated Restaurants

When your server is a servo<p>Kaiten or rotating/conveyor belt sushi restaurants were invented in Japan in the 1950s. More recently, a Japanese …

Modular Cargo Bikes with Unusual Steering Mechanisms

XYZ Cargo wants to change the way bikes are made, and they're seeking collaborators<p>As their name implies, XYZ Cargo cycles are built on a Cartesian …

Vietnam tourists from visa-exempt countries can extend stay under new rules

Tourists from visa-exempt countries visiting Vietnam will be allowed to stay longer in the country, according to a government statement. Tourists from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Japan, Russia and South Korea do not require visas to enter Vietnam, but have until now been restricted to visits …

The Best Lighting Design Of 2014

Here, 11 light designs that shone bright in 2014, from sleep-tracking lamps to smart lightbulbs to Gummi Bear candles.<p>Let there be lights: squeezable, color-changing lights, lights that track your sleep, lights that come disguised as Gummi Bears or giant pencils. These are just a few of the …

Spectacular Historic Infographics Now Available As Posters

The Library of Congress is a venerable treasure trove of historic cartography, 19th century infographics, and other data visualization from days of yore. Only a fraction of the more than 5.5 million maps and 80,000 atlases in the library’s collection are available online, and what is available can …

Dining at Yakumo Saryo in Meguro-ku, Tokyo

On a cloudy day, we visited Tokyo's quiet suburban neighborhood of Yakumo (which, fittingly enough, translates to "Eight Clouds"). It was a small trek to our final destination in Meguro-ku, which is southwest of the hip Nakameguro and Shibuya areas. After about 15 minutes of walking from the …

Japan

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

High School

Businessman's girlfriend shouted 'you owe me sex' in row before her death

Ian Griffin, on trial for the murder of Kinga Legg, breaks down in tears recounting argument in a crowded restaurant<p>British businessman Ian Griffin recounted how the murder of his girlfriend in a Paris five-star hotel suite came after a row in which she screamed at him: “you owe me sex” in a …

Photos of colorful Tokyo

<b>Kevin Kelly</b> searches for maximum vibrancy in Tokyo<p>The Nakasendo is an old road in Japan that connects Kyoto to Tokyo. It was once a major foot …

Artist Spends Over a Decade Carving Out Elaborate Caverns By Hand

Artist Ra Paulette has hand-carved elaborate and awe-inspiring caves deep into the rock faces of New Mexico for more than a decade. Making a daily trek into the sandstone mesas of New Mexico, Paulette crafts these magnificent caverns completely on his own with only simple hand tools. To adorn the …

New Mexico