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5 Earth-Shaking Trends To Follow in 2015—and Beyond!

Whether you believe the “libertarian moment has finally arrived” or not, there’s no question that 2014 was a watershed for the decentralization of …

40 Things to Leave Behind in 2015

Photo: Getty Images<p>As yet another year comes to a close, and the initial giddy appeal of social media continues to cool, let's take a minute to descale the kettle of clichés and boil off the lingering herd words, expressions, and gestures that have been building up since we did this last year. Here …

Foreign Aid

Android customization - how to regain storage space by cleaning the cache on your Android device

Last week on our Android customization post, you got to play with image files and change up your wallpaper on your Android device. After messing with all those image files, you may be finding that your internal storage space is strangely low, so we should try to fix that.<p>There are many things you …

Books of the year 2014

It is New Year’s Day and I should be looking forward but I’ve been busy – and delayed by the flu – so I’m not yet done looking back. Listed below with potted reviews are the 23 books I read in 2014. This continues a tradition I started last year, when I decided to read less internet and more …

Books

Narendra Modi’s plan to stop illegal immigration from Bangladesh is full of holes

Prime minister Narendra Modi has indicated that his government is open to executing a land swap with Bangladesh that will iron out long-standing border disputes and help thousands of people who live along the 4,096.7 kilometer-long common land boundary.<p>The deal, once ratified by the Indian …

6 'Star Wars' Technologies That May Not Be So Far, Far Away

From landspeeders to lightsabers<p>The trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> may be just 88 seconds long, but it still manages to pack a punch. (Some of us have even spent <i>way</i> too long dissecting the entire thing.) Personally, among my favorite parts of <i>Star Wars</i>—and there are many—is the amazing …

Actually, the ladies compartment in the Delhi Metro isn’t such a bad idea

<i>Last week, we wrote about why the Delhi Metro needs to get rid of the ladies compartment. While many agreed with the writer’s argument, some said it was too myopic. We invited readers to present a counter argument. Here is one of them.</i><p>Ten years ago I was in the middle of a discussion organized by …

India's offline mobile internet is going open source

Indian entrepreneur, founder of Innoz, creator of the "offline search engine" and WIRED 2013 speaker Deepak Ravindran is giving away the source code …

Some can manage five minutes, others barely one. But the trick to holding your breath is actually rather surprising<p>How long can you hold your breath? I’m trying it right now. The first 30 seconds are easy. I’m ready to give up at 45 seconds but I push on through, and it seems to get easier for a …

Flare Super Efficient Rocket Science Pans

Thomas Povey is a rocket scientist at Oxford University. But when he's not applying his thermodynamics expertise to advanced jet engines, he kicks …

Corning still talking smack about sapphire; does it have a point, or is it just worried?

When you’re talking about making smartphone displays that are durable enough to withstand the hell we put our phones through on a day-to-day basis, …

Samsung patents “Galaxy Glass”, and it’s close to what you think

You’d think that Google would make a dent in the universe with its Google Glass project, which is currently on trial by certain people that don’t …

Dyson launches second generation of Air Multiplier fan

Dyson is to launch a revised version of its Air Multiplier fan, complete with sleep timer<p>Dyson is to launch the second generation of its Air Multiplier fans, which are up to 75 per cent quieter than their predecessors.<p>Now complete with a remote control, the fans come with a newly-introduced sleep …

Engineering

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

In pictures: Sea angels and other amazing undersea creatures

For centuries we've looked to the stars, dreaming of the weird and alien worlds that exist beyond the confines of Earth. But beneath the sea live …

Night: Surreal Landscapes Lit with an LED Flashlight by Harold Ross | Colossal

<p>Fine art photographer Harold Ross uses delicate light painting techniques to create surreal landscapes photographed late at night. The photographer, …

Internet of light: scientists achieve 10-gigabit data speeds using LEDs

A group of UK-based researchers just had a breakthrough in their attempt to develop "visual light communication," a way to transfer data wirelessly over the internet using light bulbs.<p>Scientists have announced data transfer speeds of more than 10 gigabits — about 10 times faster than a Google Fiber …

Best of the Week: Street Art, Tech News, Business and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

Articles about incredible island houses part two on Dwell.com - Dwell

For even more nifty nursery ideas, we checked in with the owner of online children's emporium fawn&forest and modern parent,...<p>When Ulrich Fleischmann approached architect Maki Kuwayama, of Unit A Architecture in Stuttgart, Germany, to design a home and...<p>You've already seen our favorites in Sydney …

Unique Natural Sculptures Blend Layers of Stone with Glass

Tokyo-born artist Ramon Todo creates unexpected sculptures by drawing upon basic, solid materials found in nature. To create each piece, he first locates stones and bricks discovered on personal walks through various landscapes. He then removes segments of the stone, which symbolize the history of …

Dubai's Futuristic Floating Building by Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid Architects has designed a towering 21-story property for Dubai featuring the firm's signature futuristic style. The unique design scheme for the <i>Opus Office Tower</i> is essentially a cube with a large void in the center, splitting the building into two structures. They are connected by an …