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Giant glass orb in Paris is wrapped with a rotating solar sail that follows the sun

Architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines teamed up to create the stunning, solar-powered Seine Musicale located on Seguin Island in Paris. The …

Here Are Three Simple Lightroom Tips That Will Dramatically Improve Your Photos (VIDEO)

Mango Street Labs is a great source of short, simple tutorials that can make a big difference in your images, even if you don’t have a lot of …

Top 21 Beaches in the World

Find perfection in these places where land meets water.<p>Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily our planet is covered in oceans, seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. From pearly crescents covered in …

Lake Michigan

Reasons to be cheerful: a full switch to low-carbon energy is in sight

My first book on climate change was published 10 years ago. I looked at how responsible individuals could choose to run their lives to cut their carbon footprint.<p>Inevitably minimising your carbon footprint meant making some uncomfortable choices – stopping eating meat, for example, or giving up …

Renewable Energy

Macs are actually still pretty awesome

<i>To start the New Year on a positive and possibly boring note, I’ve decided to look at the Macintosh line from a favorable angle. There is much to say on that count, from a very pleasant laptop—the culmination of the MacBook Air but by another name—to an equally satisfying desktop workhorse.</i><p>A recent …

Mesmerizing Long Exposure Photos of Traffic Lights in the Fog

Fine Art photographer Lucas Zimmermann‘s long exposure photographs of traffic lights in the fog are oddly satisfying. At once creepy and serene, his …

15 Powerful Plugins For Photoshop And Sketch

Photoshop and Sketch are powerful tools widely used by designers and developers. Sometimes it might seem that features are endless. But it can get better.<p>What could help significantly increase the efficiency and quality of the work are powerful plugins.<p>Here you will find a list of 15 plugins for …

Tutorials

These Incredible Images Capture the Passage of Time as Light Changes Throughout the Day

Fong Qi Wei is a photographer with a unique vision: He wanted to depict the passage of time with still images rather than with video as is …

Photography

These Instagram Combinations Will Blow Your Mind

This takes some serious creativity.<p>Photographer and digital artist Stephen McMennamy is good at finding his perfect Instagram shot, but his process is a little different than your average Instagram star. His method? Combining two shots together to make some straight-up surreal stuff.<p>McMennamy's …

Shoot This 52 Week Photo Challenge in 2017 to Improve Your Skills

My original 52 Week Challenge in 2016 was a huge success, with tens of thousands of photographers participating from around the world. In celebration …

Cheap and Abundant Solar Energy is Coming

In the next 20 years, between 50 percent to 100 percent of the world’s energy production could come from solar.<p><b>✍️ by</b> <b>Peter Diamandis</b><p>Today, the global …

Clean Energy

2017 could be the tipping point for super efficient solar panels

Sam Stranks is convinced solar panels could solve our fossil-fuel dependency - if only they were more energy-efficient. "Solar could well be the …

World’s first solar panel road opens in French village

Elon Musk wants to build solar roofs, entire islands are now powered by solar energy and a village in France can now claim to be home to the world’s …

Wind Power Enjoys Rebirth as Solar’s Obstacles Mount

<i>By Nichola Groom, Reuters</i>A year after Congress extended generous tax credits for renewable energy projects, the U.S. wind industry is thriving.Solar …

Solar Stock Update: India and China Are the Key in 2017

The solar industry in 2016 has been defined by big, sweeping changes. China installed 20 GW of solar in the first half of the year, more than any country had ever installed, but fell flat in the second half, sending solar panel prices tumbling by 25% in a single quarter. The U.S. investment tax …

Solar Power Is Now The World's Cheapest Energy

The drop in price is driven by investments from developing nations.<p>Over the past six years, the cost of solar energy has dropped dramatically, to the point where it is now even cheaper than wind power in emerging markets like China and India. This may be largely due to rising investments in solar …

Renewable Energy

Dezeen's top 10 public buildings of 2016

Continuing our review of 2016, architecture editor Jessica Mairs picks out 10 of the best public buildings of 2016, including an art gallery inside a …

Architecture

How to Fix (Hopefully) the MacBook Pro Battery Life Problem

In the past few days, Apple's new MacBook Pro has provoked heated complaints in user forums from consumers disappointed with their new laptop's …

10 great iOS 10 widgets that should be on every iPhone

It might not be tomorrow. It might not even be five years from now. But some day, Apple’s iOS platform will support home screen widgets. Apple’s …

MacBook Pro Diary: I’m one week in, and it turns out my first impressions were wrong

The main reason I’ve adopted this Diary format for reviewing Apple kit is that first impressions can be misleading. The iPad, for example, launched to very mixed reviews. I won’t embarrass my fellow tech writers by naming names, but the <i>Guardian</i> did a round-up at the time.<p>Then there’s my own Apple …

10 New Artists You Need to Know: November 2016

Once again, we talked to 10 of the hottest artists who are climbing the charts, breaking the Internet or just dominating our office stereos. This …

Music

15 Touch Bar tips and tricks for the new MacBook Pro [Video]

The Touch Bar is the flagship feature for the new MacBook Pro. It’s a small touch surface that offers dynamically changing content based on the current app you’re using.<p>The Touch bar is simple to use, but it’s somewhat deeper than it may appear at first. In this walkthrough video, we’ll discuss 15 …

How to make a to-do list that actually helps you get everything done

A lot of people start their workday by making a to-do list. Depending on how realistic you are, there are probably anywhere from three to 15 items on your list. If it’s three, you probably end your workday feeling accomplished and energized. If you try to complete 15, you probably wrap up your day …

Time Management

Solar business looking sunny - Focus

<b>Plus Solar Systems, a specialist in solar power solutions, is upbeat about its green energy business with the prices of solar panels falling and more</b> …

New solar panel integrates battery storage, inverter, and smart software into a single unit

<b>This startup is reinventing the solar panel, and aims to cut the cost of integrating clean power and energy storage to homes by half.</b><p>Home solar has …

Clean Energy

The photos that remind us of why we love sports

As the 2016 Rio Olympics wrapped up on Aug. 21, so did the displays of celebration and heartbreak that came with it. But for those who don’t want the drama to end, look no further than the Brooklyn Museum, whose new show celebrates the beauty of sports and the people (and photographers) who love …

Brooklyn Museum

Futurism

These high-efficiency solar panels could help generate instant energy in disaster areas.

Portable smartflower POP solar system produces 40% more energy

Combining smart technology and clean energy generators is easily the next biggest trend in the renewable energy industry, and the developers of …

Clean Energy

New Robot-Fabricated Building Material Is 100 Times Lighter Than Brick

The Elytra Filament Pavilion is made from a glass and carbon fiber filament that mimics the shell of beetle wings, and no two elements are the same.<p>This week, the Victoria & Albert museum in London unveiled the robot-fabricated Elytra Filament Pavilion to open the museum’s first ever Engineering …

Use these Mac menu bar apps to get more done

Mac menu bar apps are a great way to keep information or services -- such as clipboard managers and calendars -- out of sight but no more than a click away. This makes them great for visualizing status information for your Mac, quickly switching settings and even boosting your productivity.<p>There is …

App Store