Matthew McCallum

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Urban Food Park: Scandinavia is Growing a “Silicon Valley for Agriculture”

[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ]An expansive master-planned complex to facilitate urban agriculture and private/public …

Urban Agriculture

Etching-Inspired Tattoos by Robert Pavez

Robert Pavez is a self-trained tattoo artist whose formal training lies in graphic design—which is also where his career started. From 2007 to 2014 …

Art

This Is The First Biofluorescent Turtle Ever Found

For the first time, scientists have found a reptile that exhibits biofluorescence – which means it can emit light in a varying degree of colours. The …

20 Product Designers You Should Follow on Instagram Right Now

Love ’em or just plain don’t have time for ’em, social media platforms are here to stay. While you don’t necessarily need to be an expert at Tweetin’ …

Miniature Tattoo Scenes by Eva Krbdk

Turkish artist Eva Krbdk wants to hold the world in her hands, literally. She loves to paint big ideas with the tiniest brushstrokes. Loyal …

Art

Tattoos for Nature Lovers by Pis Saro

“The mood of my art changes with the seasons,” Crimean tattooer Pis Saro describes to me. “I grow flowers and watch them attentively, looking at each …

Fine Art

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

Harvard Research Shows How the Cerebellum Regulates Thoughts

In 1504, Leonardo da Vinci made wax castings of the human brain and coined the term <i>cerebellum</i> (Latin for “little brain”) to describe two small brain …

Neurology

Abandoned Manhole Covers Converted into Secret Rooms – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Milan-based artist Briancoshock turns abandoned manhole covers into fully decorated miniature rooms. While amusing, the installations are part of a …

Art

Into the age of the ecological human

<i>Back in 2012, I had a long and stimulating conversation with</i> <i>Rachel Armstrong</i> <i>aka</i> <i>@livingarchitect</i> <i>on a wide range of topics, yet it all centers around</i> …

These lamps were designed to grow plants in windowless spaces

This is Emilia Lucht and Arne Sebrantke of German design studio We Love Eames, and they wanted to create a lamp that would allow greenery to grow in …

The Man Who's Building a Computer Made of Brains

A new startup is fusing lab-grown neurons onto computer chips in hopes of improving artificial intelligence.<p>Last month, Google's AI division, DeepMind, announced that its computer had defeated Europe's Go champion in five straight games. Go, a strategy game played on a 19x19 grid, is exponentially …

Yamaha XS650 by Thrive Motorcycle

When asked to reveal their influences, builders can come up with some pretty odd answers. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen “a wood-burning stove” credited before.<p>‘Moon’ comes from Thrive Motorcycle of Jakarta, and they have an unusual method for finding out what their customers like. Putra Agung …

Motorcycles

Handmade tiny house with self-built woodstove is home to family of three (Video)

Many believe that it's impossible to raise a family in a space that's under 300 square feet, but there are brave souls experimenting with doing just …

We Designed The Ultimate Winter Car

As many of us already know, or are about to find out, winter driving can really suck. Icy and snowy conditions are simply hard on both people and …

Prints of darkness: macabre vintage posters – in pictures

Before TV and radio, the main way of reaching the public was with large, eye-catching posters. Theatre, silent film and opera would be advertised with colourful images fixed to walls or fences. Most have been lost or destroyed, but Los Angeles art gallery Century Guild has a collection of peculiar …

What Orwell can teach us about the language of terror and war

At first sight, it seems hard to imagine a more unlikely pairing than George Orwell and Thomas Merton. Orwell had a profound dislike of Roman Catholic writers (though he accorded a grudging respect to Evelyn Waugh as a literary craftsman), and, had he encountered Merton – especially his earlier …

Literature

Synthetic biology is turning into industrial design, says Daisy Ginsberg

Advances in genetic technology mean that creating synthetic animals has become just another branch of industrial design, according to Daisy …

Infographic: 730 North American Birds In A Single Chart

Whether they’re fat pigeons waddling on the subway platforms or a raven crying “nevermore” on your mantel, America is filled with birds: over 730 distinct species, all flapping, squawking, and strutting across this great country of ours. So leave Brooklyn’s Pop Chart Labs to put all of them into a …

MIT Grad Creates An Easy-Bake Oven For Microbiological “Apps”

Program your own unique life forms at home!<p>Few people would consider some inert E. coli bacteria and a bit of synthetic firefly DNA as the foundations for an “app.” But if you combine these two entities–by breeding the E. coli on a petri dish, softening its cell membranes in the right solution, and …

750 Years Of Parisian History, As Told Through Architectural Illustrations

750 Years in Paris by Vincent Mahé is a visual time machine.<p>“I’ve always been fascinated by cities—especially cities that have a long history like mine,” Paris-based illustrator Vincent Mahé says. Since its founding in 3 B.C., the City of Light has experienced astronomical highs (like hosting the …

Clasp Burner : Portable Burner That Looks Like a Large Key Ring

<b>Clasp Burner</b> is a portable BBQ equipment, yep, a burner that looks like a set of keys on a large key ring. It’s a gas burner that optimizes its …

Retro-Modern Honda Gone Hubless

James Stumpf’s Honda CB160E pays tribute to the classic Honda 160 in a not-so-subtle way… with a modern electric engine twist. However retro it …

Mini Washer for Microliving

Bachelors, this washing machine is for you! Okay, all my single ladies too. The Mini Washing Machine is exactly as it sounds. Mini! Despite its …

Microphotographs Reveal the Wonderfully Odd World of Plants

Plants are a crucial part of our day-to-day lives and are vitally important to the world around us. They provide us with sustenance, medicines, and raw materials that can be used to create a plethora of products. However, few people take the time to thoroughly inspect Earth's greenery. Luckily, …

Pollen

Desktopography 2015 Wallpaper Exhibition

Stop whatever that you are doing! Desktopography just released its 2015 collection and it's full of gorgeous pieces from the most talented designers …

President Obama's Mortal Sin

<b>President Obama's approval of Shell's Arctic oil drilling has tarnished his environmental legacy.</b><p><i>President Obama seeing the effects of climate change on Bear Glacier, aboard Viewfinder.</i><p>Image Credit: Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy.<p><b>INTRODUCTION</b><p>President Obama is the first incumbent US …

Woman invents tent for refugees which can collect rainwater and store solar energy

This collapsible tent can collect rainwater, store solar energy could just change the lives of millions of refugees around the world.<p>The tent, which …

Joseph Joseph Wants To Reinvent Microwave Cooking

“Make the greatest cooking discovery since fire,” touts a 1970s ad for an Amana microwave. When microwaves first burst onto the market, they spoke of new technology, innovation, and efficiency. In the decades since, they’ve mostly become a way to reheat leftovers and to whip up popcorn or dorm-room …

The Illusion of Choice: Ninety Percent of American Media Controlled by Six Corporations | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>It is worth repeating again and again that the bulk of America’s mainline media is owned and controlled by a mere 6 corporations. This, of course,</i> …