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The 'Holy Grail' for earthquake scientists has been accidentally destroyed

For nearly half a century, thousands trekked to Rose and Prospect streets to behold a slice of sidewalk that, by conventional standards, had no curb appeal.<p>Pulled apart so that it no longer aligned, the humble curb wasn’t much to look at. But for earthquake scientists, it was a kind of Holy Grail, …

This Clever Projector Works Like A Desk Lamp

Why don’t we all use projectors? They haven’t been made for us–yet.<p>Sure they’ve gotten a smaller, lighter, brighter, and sharper, but modern projectors–even the tiny “pico projectors“–haven’t evolved significantly from their birth in the 1980s. They’re still obnoxious boxes that fit into our lives …

This Infographic Lists 128 Words You Can Use Instead of “Very”

Our English teachers told us to avoid the word “very” because it’s weak and vague. They were right, and many times, we use “very” as a modifier for a …

This Mies-Inspired Modern Home Was Built DIY for $150K

Meet the Blakboxhaus, a steel-clad modernist home in Central Illinois built on a budget<p>When film producer Helga Richter and her husband John Goskowicz began the search for their own vacation home, they kept running into what she called the "modern tax." The couple, who live in Carpentersville, …

Calvin and Hobbes in 3D is even more magical

Striking the perfect balance between 2D and 3D<p>Turning classic 2D cartoons into 3D renderings can be a tricky act to balance. There's always something a little unsettling and kind of off about the finished model, like say, <i>The Peanuts Movie</i>, or <i>Garfield: The Movie</i>. Maybe it's the way that it looks way …

The 15 Best Animated Movies On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: June 13th</b><p>It’s easy for animation buffs to get discouraged flipping through Netflix’s animated offerings, which skew heavily toward mass-produced kiddie TV programs and dire-looking CGI direct-to-video sequels. But a little digging turns up quite a few unexpected animated gems — and …

Photoshop CC 2015.5 gets a more powerful Liquify tool and more

Adobe is rolling out a host of updates to its Creative Cloud platform, including some very welcome new features to its suite of apps.<p>Pretty much everyone reading this site will use Photoshop at some point in their life, so we’ll focus on that. First up, Photoshop CC “2015.5” is bringing that nifty …

Tutorials

Solar-powered Floating Tidal House defies climate change with retractable legs

The home of the future needs to be able to handle the turbulence that climate change delivers at its door. Terry & Terry Architecture designed the …

San Francisco Bay

20 Brilliant DIY Lighting Projects

Wishing for a unique new light for one of your rooms but can't afford the prices? Well, you've come to the right place. We've scoured the web for …

Crafting

Everything you ever needed to know about shooting and editing timelapse

If you ever wanted to get into timelapse, but didn’t know where to start then Bloomberg documentary filmmaker, Griffin Hammond is here to help.<p>In …

Videography

49 Underrated Books You Really Need To Read

Under-read, overlooked, and forgotten books that everyone will love.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.<p>Also: Just because you've read one of these doesn't mean everyone has. Stay classy. Yay books!

Books

Handy Tips For Capturing & Processing Your Cityscape Photos

Mohammad Rustam Azmi <i>is an award-winning Indian photographer based in United Arab Emirates. He discovered photography in 2013 after getting inspired</i> …

Tutorials

How much extra would a US-made iPhone cost? MIT has done the sums …

With two Presidential candidates saying that Apple should be making more of its products in the USA, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has done the sums to see just how practical it would be for Apple to manufacture iPhones in its home market.<p>The question, of course, isn’t a simple one: you …

Syracuse University

Form Validation UX in HTML and CSS

You can do and impressive amount of form validation with just HTML attributes. You can make the user experience pretty clean and clear with CSS …

Web Development

If You're not Putting Olives In Your Chocolate Chip Cookies, You're Doing It Wrong

It's difficult to improve upon the classic chocolate chip cookie, especially when it's of the warm, gooey variety.<p>And yet, Tilda All Day, a café in …

This Must-See Timelapse Took Three Years and One Million Photos to Make

The Lion City II – Majulah is a photographic love letter to Singapore; actually, love <i>novel</i> might be more appropriate. A time-lapse overflowing with …

Samsung Just Released the Gear Fit2 Fitness Tracker With an Entirely Water Resistant Body

Designed to work with all modern Android smartphones, the newcomer succeeds the Samsung Gear Fit that debuted in the distant (in tech terms) 2014.<p>4.5<p>1<p>Samsung's freshly unveiled Gear Fit2 fitness band is an important product for the tech giant. Announced last week at a glitzy event that included the …

The best video games of 2016 so far

With the first half of 2016 already under our belt, we look back at the best releases of the year, in no particular order<p>The concluding instalment in From Software’s acclaimed action role-playing series provides all the impassable enemies, labyrinthine locations and gothic cruelty we expect from …

Gothic

Earth - There are microbes that eat and poo nothing but electricity

Some microbes have developed the ultimate stripped-down diet. They do not bother with food or oxygen. All they need to survive is pure electrical energy.<p>They often live in muddy seabeds or along the banks of rivers. Finding them is easy: biologists can coax them out of hiding by sticking an …

Biology

The new Pebble Core is a GPS accessory for runners and hackers

Pebble's first non-smartwatch gadget<p>Pebble just added optical heart rate sensors to its new smartwatches, but a lot of smartwatches are still lacking one feature that matters to workout hounds: GPS. Pebble's solution? Create an accessory device that has GPS.<p>The new Pebble Core is the company's …

Building a Vertical Timeline With CSS and a Touch of JavaScript

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to build a responsive vertical timeline from scratch. First, we’ll create the basic structure with minimal markup …

Web Design

How Nature Benefits Your Mental Health

Recently, scientists have been working out whether grass and trees could be used to treat depression and anxiety.<p>Have you ever come home from a day in the countryside and felt... better? Mood altered, anxiety soothed, mind hushed? It seems obvious that getting out of the clanging grind of the city …

How to Build a Hand Tool Wall for Easy Access to Your Tools

This hand tool wall keeps your tools accessible and easy to find.<p>Pegboards have been a popular way of hanging tools for years, and new tool organizers are also being put to good use. But one of the best ways to hang tools is by building your own tool wall that has a hanger specifically sized to fit …

Detechter

How to Make a Bar Stool, a Hand Tool Storage Wall and a Loft Bed in This Week's Maker's Roundup

Loft Bed Build<p>Found another maker to add to the mix! Here Laura Kampf builds a loft bed for a friend, whose tiny room has an unneeded door that can …

The Hatch Notebook is an Ingenious New Brainstorming Tool for Design Entrepreneurs

When it comes to starting a side project (or a “project” project), ironing out early ideas and evaluating them ahead of time – rather than just …

DIY Floors that Look Like a Million Bucks

Flooring is one of the things that has the biggest impact on the look of a room — but beautiful floors can also be really expensive. But the good …

Flooring

Understanding The CSS Property Value Syntax

The <i>World Wide Web Consortium</i> uses a particular syntax to define the possible values that can be used for all CSS properties. You may have seen this …

Web Design

10 Nerd-Gasmic Life Hacks

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Life hacks are defined as uncommon tips and tricks to do something better or faster. I’m a nerdy geek when it comes to figuring out how to hack my life. I used different life hacks while in prison (6 Prison Life Hacks That Will Maximize …

Lifehacks