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This tree-covered Italian skyscraper gives new meaning to 'green architecture'

The 256-foot and 344-foot towers are covered head to toe in more than 700 trees and 90 species of plants, an achievement that was ingenious enough to land Bosco Verticale second place in this year's Emporis Skyscraper Award.<p>During the winter, sunlight can easily pass through the bare plant life and …

Skyscrapers

Mind-Boggling Optical Illusion Graffiti Looks Like It Floats In Mid-Air

Graffiti artist Odeith wanted to make his street art stand out, so he decided to create murals that are also anamorphic illusions. By skewing is …

Streetwear

Echoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy battle

He's one of the fieriest political activists in Hong Kong — he's been called an "extremist" by China's state-run media — and he's not even old enough to drive.<p>Meet 17-year-old Joshua Wong, a skinny, bespectacled teen whose meager physical frame belies the ferocity of his politics. Over the last two …

Larry Page's Plan To Deal With All The Jobs That Are Getting Wiped Out By Technology

Google CEO Larry Page was asked how society should deal with unemployment that may arise from technological advances.<p>His answer is surprisingly French. He says companies should consider hiring two part-time workers to do one full-time job. This way more people are employed, which is better for …

Silicon Valley

Humorous and Political Street Art by Escif | Colossal

<p>Spanish muralist and street artist Escif hails from Valencia, Spain but is actively globally with recent works popping up throughout Canada, Italy, …

Here's how Elon Musk's Hyperloop might actually work

How do you get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes?<p>Elon Musk has made his name on big ideas, whether it's space tourism or the electric car — but his latest project, mysteriously dubbed the Hyperloop, may be more revolutionary than anything he's done. It started with a simple promise: …

Space-time loops may help explain black holes

Physics cannot describe what happens inside a black hole. There, current theories break down, and general relativity collides with quantum mechanics, creating what's called a singularity, or a point at which the equations spit out infinities.<p>But some advanced physics theories are trying to bridge …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

What The Future Looked Like In 1900 -- 13 Fascinating Images

1 of 14<p>Crossing the sea and getting from one country to another has never been easier thanks to this railway and boat combination. Ferry your way …

'OK Glass, Save A Life.' The Application Of Google Glass In Sudden Cardiac Death

Google Glass has made its way into healthcare. Its use in the operating room and in medical education has been profiled here. Yet the magic of Glass will be found in the applications that can make this “technology” into real-world solutions for health and medicine. It’s a bit like the smart phone …

9 Great Bikes on a Budget

1 of 9<p>Cannondale CAAD8 7 Sora<p>At one time, the CAAD8 was Cannondale’s top-end aluminum frame, and it still has desirable features: Shaped chainstays help the bike absorb bumps yet are rigid enough to feel efficient during hard pedaling. A beefed-up bottom bracket maximizes power transfer, and a tall …

Voyager 1 is going, going, but not quite gone from the Solar System : News blog

It’s the great cosmic game of “are we there yet”?<p>The Voyager 1 spacecraft has <i>almost</i> left the Solar System — but not quite, according to a set of …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Studio Gang designs for sun across the United States.<p>“I like to create environments that tantalize and …

Architecture

Chips and white bread trigger cravings in the brain

Foods like white bread and potatoes trigger the parts of the brain that are linked to addiction, a new study has found.<p>It may explain why it can be so hard to stop nibbling on breadsticks and chips.<p>Researchers used scanning technology to watch brain activity in volunteers during the four hour …

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

A theory of everything ... has physics gone too far?

<b>Jim Baggott, author of Farewell to Reality: How Fairytale Physics Betrays the Search for Scientific Truth</b><p>The discovery of the Higgs boson was a …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

From the Inbox: Smriti Rahel Philip sent us this shot of a public staircase in Darjeeling, India, that she and several friends and neighbors beautified with this bright & beautiful tile mural. Way to think LQC!

100-Person Poll: Citi Bikers Edition

By now, everyone has heard, or read, one or more anecdotal reviews about Citi Bike. It rides too slow; it rides fast enough. It’s impossible to dock; …

A History of Earth's Climate

Airbnb could squander billions fighting every landlord in the world

Airbnb<p>So is it legal or not to use Airbnb in New York City?<p>Earlier this week, a New York City judge likened an apartment rented out through the online service to an “illegal hotel” and fined the offender, Nigel Warren, $2,400. But what about everyone else? Do New Yorkers who planned to make a few …

Real Estate

Minimalist Posters That Reduce Your Favorite Movies To Basic Shapes

Graphic designer Michal Krasnopolski creates 22 movie posters that are head-scratchingly metaphorical.<p>In the future, when the history of the Internet is taught alongside social studies and algebra in middle school, there will be a brief, marginal mention of minimalist posters and how they, for a …

Secret Spaces: An Illegal NYC Watertower Nightclub

In New York City there are plenty of places to get drunk, starting with my kitchen. But most crave a more glamorous experience, and in a city of …

The Fairphone, World’s First Ethically Sourced Smartphone, Opens Pre-Sales To General Public

Netherlands-based hardware initiative Fairphone began around three years ago as a project designed to highlight the use of conflict minerals in the construction of consumer electronics, and then evolved three years later into a full-fledged hardware startup, with the aim of turning its knowledge …

Phil Jackson book: MJ over Kobe

Phil Jackson always has been hesitant to compare Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Until now.<p>In his new book, co-written with Hugh Delehanty and …