Kevin Arango

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Translucent Wood and Light Installation Brightens Children’s Hospital in Australia

For children especially, hospitals can be anxiety-inducing and overwhelming space. New media studio ENESS aims to change that experience with their …

Architecture

Graphic Design Inspiration on Instagram

There is a constant, running debate regarding the affects of social media on us all. Does it harm us, hurt us… Does it connect us or disconnect us? …

Graphic Design

New Photo Manipulations by Laurent Rosset

Laurent Rosset is a talented Italian photographer, architect and digital artist currently based in Delft, Netherlands. Laurent creates stunning …

Photography

This ornate concept skyscraper was inspired by 'Game of Thrones'

Gage, principal and founder of Mark Foster Gage Architects, recently released his plans for a mammoth 102-story building at 41 W. 57th St., right below New York's Central Park.<p>Inspired by the hit HBO show "Game of Thrones," Gage and his colleagues have taken to calling the regal building "The …

"The Big Bang Was a Mirage" (Today's Most Popular)

The event horizon of a black hole — the point of no return for anything that falls in — is a spherical surface. In a higher-dimensional universe, a …

Amazing Street Art Anatomy That Will Leave You Stunned

Austrian street artist Nychos is known around the world for his intricate and stunning artworks which reveal the dissections and cross sections of …

Art

Researchers Can Now Create 3D-Printed (Plastic) Hair

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have created a system to put realistic-looking plastic hair on 3D printed objects. While this doesn’t help the follicularly challenged humans among us it does allow you to add cute hairdos to 3D printed characters and even simulate hard growth on living things.<p>The …

Japan's insanely tiny homes are the future of cities

Tiny homes are exotic to many of us, but they are extraordinarily functional as a reprieve from the busy neighborhoods of Tokyo.<p>As I discuss in my book, "The Hyperlocalization of Architecture," the secret to these Japanese tiny houses is not only the imaginative designs, influenced by centuries-old …

Immersive Indoor "Rain Room" Where Visitors Don't Get Wet Arrives in Los Angeles

<i>Rain Room</i> is an initiative that explores the combination of art with technology by lending users the ability to control the weather. An immersive experience, people are invited into a “cacophonous interior downpour,” in which they are able to walk through a mystical rainstorm without getting wet. …

Art

Oxygen Discovery Could Complicate Search for Alien Life

The strange, duck-shaped comet that ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has been orbiting for more than a year just got a bit stranger: Like plants on Earth, the comet is blowing molecular oxygen, O2, into the space around it. Molecular oxygen is thought to be rare in the cosmos – or at least exceptionally …

Atoms

Pouring Molten Aluminum Into a Pumpkin That Has Been Cooled With Liquid Nitrogen

The Backyard Scientist tests out what happens when molten aluminum is poured into a pumpkin that has been cooled with liquid nitrogen. After the …

Google-backed startup Magic Leap could be raising $1 billion in funding — one of the biggest deals ever

According to that report, such a deal would value Magic Leap at $4.5 billion. South Florida Business Journal is Magic Leap's hometown newspaper of record, theoretically placing it close to the source.<p>The only other tech companies to ever raise $1 billion in a single round were Uber, which managed …

The largest astronomy image of all time reveals something amazing

To see this brilliant masterpiece in all its beauty, you'll have to use this online tool, which not only shows the image but also has a search feature you can use to identify specific objects.<p>Generated from five years of observations in one of the driest places on Earth, the image is of our home …

What Valve got right and wrong with the Steam Machine | Polygon

will they be able to tell the difference between a Steam Machine manufactured by Alienware and one manufactured by Falcon Northwest?<p>Steam's user interface just doesn't cut it

MIT's new shapeshifting display can build miniature buildings

Two years ago, MIT's Tangible Media Lab demonstrated the inFORM project, a "dynamic shape display" that, through a series of pins and actuators, could physically change shape in response to the user interacting with it. Put simply, it was like a 3D screen that could give data a physical form. MIT …

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GIF Animations

Surreal Architectural Collages Convincingly Create Fantastical Dream Homes

Using scissors and glue, artist Matthias Jung creates surreal constructions that occupy vast, desolate landscapes. The German creative, whose work we've admired before, merges disparate architectural elements into cohesive pieces, combining the likes of opulent cathedrals with everyday, utilitarian …

Art

Joseph Walsh Studio's Stunning Furniture Designs

The self-taught designer-builder's aesthetics are otherworldly<p>In County Cork, Ireland, stands a furniture studio billing themselves as "one of the …

Meet the neurosurgeon who uses a 3D printer before operating

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Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)

Ashley celebrates the news of liquid water on Mars, ponders the creepiness of a "living" cape that responds to anyone who stares at it, checks out a new high heel design that aims to be better for wearers, and announces the show's new co-host!

3D Printing

The Skarp Laser Razor, A New Advance in Shaving Technology That Burns Hair Rather Than Cutting It

The Skarp Laser Razor is a new advance in shaving technology that uses a compact laser to burn hair rather than cut it. The device promises to reduce …

Door-to-Door Salespeople Are Surprised by a Living Human Door Knocker

Door-to-door salespeople are surprised by a living human door knocker in a commercial for Energy Online. The unsuspecting victims are shocked when …

10 International Art Shows You Should See This Week

From JR and Banksy's iconic street art, to Adam Lister's pixelated paintings, these shows are worth your time.<p>Whether you're in New York, Paris, or Mexico, there's an art gallery opening this week with your name on it. Spice up date night with Masters Prj's <i>This Ain't Main Street</i> exhibition in …

50 Projects Shortlisted for World Interior of the Year 2015

INSIDE World Festival of Interiors has announced the 50 nominees being considered for the World Interior of the Year 2015 award. Running concurrently …

Artworks

3D Printed Micro-Fish Robots May Soon Join The Fight Against Disease, Inside Our Bodies

Professors Shaochen Chen and Joseph Wang of the Nano Engineering Department at the University of California, San Diego have 3D printed tiny robots – thinner than the width of a human hair — they’re calling micro-fish, that may one day be used to treat a variety of human ailments.<p>These micro-fish …

UC San Diego

Interstellar was right. Falling into a black hole is not the end, says Stephen Hawking

“If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up, there’s a way out,” Stephen Hawking told the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm<p>Interstellar was right. Falling into a black hole is not the end, professor Stephen Hawking has claimed.<p>Although physicists had assumed that all matter must be …

Black Holes

Articles about 13 angular abodes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Kiss the cube goodbye; these collective offices add flair to the freelance life.<p>The Decatur, Georgia, residence belonging to two book authors is an angular exercise in creating a dynamic structure.<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to catch up on from the week.<p>Each week, we tap into …

Architecture

Microsoft's latest HoloLens demo is more realistic about its limitations

Microsoft revealed at E3 that the field of view for its HoloLens headset isn’t likely to get much better. It’s been a sticking point of the otherwise impressive headset, and it appears that Microsoft is now being more realistic about the limitations. In a new video released today, Microsoft …

A Monumental Scaffolding of Poplar Wood at Rice Gallery by Ben Butler | Colossal

<p>Ben Butler (previously) is fascinated by the complex structures that emerge from simple and delicate processes. This phenomenon can be found in the …

Art