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‘Sea Hunter,’ a drone ship with no crew, just joined the U.S. Navy fleet

A prototype autonomous ship known as the Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MDUSV) has officially been transferred to the U.S. Navy from …

Military

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

Black History

4 Frank Lloyd Wright Homes for Sale (and They’re Awesome)

It’s the 150th birthday anniversary of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright and some of his architectural pieces of history are up for sale. We get …

We asked for your best photos of frozen soap bubbles—and wow, did you deliver

PopSci readers made their own DIY ice orbs<p>When most people experience a cold snap, they huddle indoors. But you, dear <i>Popular Science</i> readers—you venture out for a little DIY.<p>During the winter, Canadian photographer Chris Ratzlaff ventures into the great outdoors to photograph soap bubbles as they …

Gallery: From buried bunkers to hobbit homes - a look at underground living

As well as offering the energy-saving benefits of the surrounding earth acting as insulation, many of these compelling structures seem to disappear …

The 20 Coolest Christmas Songs For An Alternative Yule

So this is Christmas? As we’re knee-deep in Yuletide adverts, Slade’s ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ and Wizzard’s ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ …

Decorations

The ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’

The Great Wall of China. The Taj Mahal. Petra. The Colosseum. Christ the Redeemer. Chichén Itzá. Machu Picchu.<p>These sites and monuments are popularly known as the “new Seven Wonders of the World,” modern additions to the ancient Seven Wonders laid out by Philo of Byzantium in 250 B.C., which …

Ancient History

Elon Musk made a secret appearance to elite US Marines and gave a stirring speech

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a welcomed appearance at the 1st Marine Raider Battalion Ball and delivered a sobering speech that took many US Marines by surprise last Friday.<p>The 1st Marine Raider Battalion out of Camp Pendleton, California, is comprised of elite Marines under the command of Marine Corps …

Military

See 15 Iconic Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings

Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio, located at 951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, Ill. Built circa 1889.<br>Don Kalec/Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation …

The World’s First Autonomous Ship Will Set Sail In 2018

<b>What</b> A Norwegian container ship called the Yara Birkeland will be the world’s first electric, autonomous, zero-emissions ship.With a capacity of up …

Emerging Technology

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Urban garden, redefined.

37 incredible drone photos from across the globe that would be illegal today

Drones are everywhere, from the battlefield to the backyards of America.<p>In 2013, when the first consumer drones began arriving on the market, photographer Amos Chapple knew he needed one. After purchasing a drone, he traveled the world photographing famous landmarks — before some governments had …

Drones

This sustainable suburban home can power a pair of electric cars, too

Modern design and net zero principles helps a Minnesota couple realize their green home dreams<p>Minnesotans Mark and Kate Hanson believe in efficiency and a better environment, so it makes sense they’d seek out a more sustainable design for their new home. But the new net zero home they moved into …

A Contemporary Cube in the Woods

This isn’t your average cottage in the middle of the woods. The <b>CUBE House</b> by <b>Yakusha Design Studio</b> was built utilizing an optical illusion — the Cube …

How Drones Are Changing Our View of the World

Nanping, Fujian Province, China<br>Aaron Liu<p>1 of 17<p>Seeing the world from above is a metamorphic experience. A leafless tree becomes a spider web, a …

How has your state voted in the past 15 elections?

Maps are one of the most compelling ways to understand our nation’s political history. So in light of last night’s tumultuous election — which featured some unexpected state-level results — we’ve assembled a map for every presidential contest going back 56 years.<p>How has America’s political …

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Eye-catching industrial loft in #Seattle by SHED Read more: http://freshome.com/2015/02/23/industrial-loft-in-seattle-functionally-blending-materials-and-textures/

Loft Vieux-Montréal Infused with a Masculine Feel

This traditional building in Montreal, Canada was recently converted from a fire station into a residential townhouse. Manon Bélanger took on the …

Interior Design

Taiwanese Apartment with Sleek, Modern Touches

Polished black tiles fill the entryway to <b>C Residence</b> by Z-AXIS DESIGN, setting the tone for this modern Taiwanese apartment. Stylish furnishings and …

Summer Villa in California Blends With the Vivid Landscape

A holiday-inspiring meadow enriched by giant oaks was the perfect site for this summer villa in California designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop. …

Airbus Files Patent For Unusual Hybrid Vertical Takeoff Aircraft

Not your ordinary jumbo jet.<p>Aircraft makers have long sought to combine vertical landing and takeoff capability with the high speed and long range of a traditional fixed-wing airliner. Many have tried, yet nothing has become a viable mainstream aircraft. Now Airbus seems to be getting into the game …

Aerospace

10 New Ways to Use Drones

Welcome to the Age of the Drones.<p>It won’t officially begin until later this month when the long-awaited Federal Aviation Administration’s regulations …

FAA

7 robots that are replacing farm workers around the world

In fact, many farms are already using fleets of robots, which can tend to fruits and veggies more efficiently than a human can.<p>Here's a look at seven machines that are currently aiding farmers around the world.

Robotics

Forget Skynet: AI is already making things terrible for people who aren't rich white dudes

Kate Crawford (previously) takes to the New York Times's editorial page to ask why rich white guys act like the big risk of machine-learning systems …

I made a paper airplane machine!

Water Colors: 8 Beautiful Photos of Oceans From Above

Aerial photographer Tommy Clarke hangs out of helicopters to shoot the sea from the sky, showing there's no view like the one from above. “I was always one for the window seat,” says the photographer, who grew up in the British seaside town of Bournemouth and later moved to Sydney, where he started …

Riviera Maya

How Does Your Neighborhood Get Its Power? Find Out With This Map

Where does your power come from?<p>If you have ever wondered where the power comes from to light and heat your home, this new map created from U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data might give you some food for thought. Did burning coal supply the voltage that powers your television, or was …

Renewable Energy