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A Space Laser Designed To Vaporize Dangerous Asteroids

DE-STAR could vaporize asteroids that threaten Earth in less than an hour.<p>DE-STAR is designed to vaporize or divert asteroids that threaten Earth. This isn't science fiction—I build things that have to work in practice. DE-STAR stands for Directed Energy Solar Targeting of Asteroids and …

Competitive Ruling Will Bring New Generation Of Swiss-Made Smartwatches

The Swatch Group has long been the primary movement supplier to the majority of Swiss (and non-Swiss) watch manufacturers. These movements — essentially the guts of the watch — have powered 60 percent of the world’s watches in the past decade. That’s about to end.<p>WEKO, the Swiss competition …

19-Year-Old Artist Explores How Appearance Affects Identity

For some people, maintaining a positive body image can be a lifelong challenge. In a series of complex paintings called <i>Skin</i>, 19-year-old photographer & mixed media artist Rosanna Jones explores how body image–whether positive or negative–can unconsciously affect identity.<p>The project was inspired by …

Daily Inspiration #1594

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

The photography of Deborah Turbeville

Deborah Turbeville, the American fashion photographer who died this week at the age of 81, made a career out of making images that were shrouded in mystery. Originally a fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar, she first started taking pictures in the 70s. This context is key – she was a contemporary of …

Designers Dream Up The iPhone Air And — Surprise! It's Skinnier

A thinner tablet isn't enough? The new, slimmed iPad Air just hit stores last week, but designers are already cooking up concepts for new Apple …

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Sue Someone for Profiting from Their Marriage Proposal Before They Did

Nothing says romance like joint legal action! Two weeks after Kanye West proposed to Kim Kardashian in a stadium-size ceremony as small as the couple’s collective ego, the pair have sued Chad Hurley, the YouTube co-founder who uploaded grainy footage of their proposal to the Internet two days after …

The Three Biggest Aviation Advances From This Year

How RFID tags, carbon-fiber airframes, and battery sensors will change the course of flight.<p>RFID Tags<p>A regular addition to cellphones and bank cards, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are creeping into airplane cabins. With tags in life vests, seats, medical kits, and other frequently …