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French Pavilion for Milan Expo Designed to Grow Fresh Food

For the upcoming Expo Milan 2015, the country of France envisioned their pavilion as a covered market. A competition was held to design the space with the winning entry coming from X-TU architects. They centered the 3,600 square meter building around the concept of “producing and nurturing in …

French Food

Urban Skyfarm : Future Vertical Farm for Urban Areas

Based on recent studies, in the future, most world’s population will live in urban areas, and the total of world population will increase by about 3 …

The Week In Numbers: On-Demand Lucid Dreaming, The Science Of Lucky Streaks, And More

<b>40 hertz</b>: the frequency of electrical brain stimulation most likely to induce lucid dreaming, according to a a recent study<p><b>$65</b>: cost to hack your Nerf gun to automatically fire at large heat signatures<p><b>2030</b>: the year Russia plans to colonize the moon<p><b>1969</b>: year of NASA's Apollo 10 mission (here's …

What America Will Look Like Under 25 Feet Of Seawater

Jefferson Memorial under 25 feet of water. Nickolay Lamm<p>Alarming new research found that the West Antarctic ice sheet is now in a state of irreversible collapse and could raise sea levels by as much as 4 feet by the end of the century.<p>As global sea level rises, coastal cities and islands face a …

Sea Level

Weekend Rock Question: What's the Funniest Movie of All Time?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll<p>The new Seth Rogen/Zac Efron comedy <i>Neighbors</i> stunned Hollywood by grossing nearly $50 million its first week in …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

Carbon Fiber

Contemporary Origami Exhibition is Coming to New York

Come see some of the biggest and brightest names in origami show off their wildest creations at a free event at the Cooper Union in New York City from June 19 to July 4. Organized by a Cooper Union student named Uyen Nguyen, you'll see amazing piece after piece of origami created by 80 contemporary …

Origami

Awesome Dad Builds Backyard Roller Coaster for His Two Kids

Someone give this man an award! Father of two, Will Pemble should be named “DIY Dad of the Year” for his 180-foot long, 10-foot high fully functioning roller coaster that he built in his San Francisco backyard for his kids. After returning back home from a family trip to Six Flags Great Adventure …

Kids

Wallpaper of the Week by Lightfarm Studio

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image created by our friend Rafael Vallaperde from Lightfarm Studio. The image is titled The Verge and it …

Arthur C. Clarke