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Spain's Husos Architects was commissioned by a doctor to renovate his Madrid apartment that he shares with his heat-sensitive bulldog. In response, the firm created a new layout that promotes ventilation and, it says, keeps the home comfortable year-round without air-conditioning. The project also added some neat features like a "sleeping capsule" and greywater recycling. .. Continue Read
As tall timber construction continues to grow in popularity, world's tallest records are being regularly broken. Perkins+Will recently unveiled a new and impressively sustainable hybrid timber building it has planned for Vancouver, Canada, that it says would be the tallest to date if built. .. Continue Reading World's tallest hybrid timber tower planned for Canada Category: Archi
Around this time last year, Italy's IK Multimedia unveiled its first hardware synthesizer, the UNO Synth. Now the company has added another member to the family with the launch of the UNO Drum... Continue Reading IK marches to a different beat with the UNO Drum Category: Music Tags: Analog Digital music Drums IK Multimedia
The design team at Makers Cabinet has brought together a love of engineering, drawing and photography (after a fashion) to create one of the most elegant objects of the year. Dubbed "Iris," this ingenious compass is part objet d'art, part exercise in engineering beauty, and part Spirograph-for-grown-ups... Continue Reading Elegant Iris drawing tool runs rings around other compasses Catego
Blue Origin has unveiled a multi-purpose lunar lander and declares that it will be able to return astronauts to the Moon by 2024. At an invitation-only media event in Washington DC on Thursday, Blue Origin founder and CEO Jeff Bezos showed off a full-scale mock-up of the Blue Moon lander, which he says is capable of delivering 3.6 tonnes of cargo to the lunar surface and will the basis for
Wearable health-monitors are everywhere, from Fitbits for the health conscious to continuous glucose monitors for diabetics, but most are limited in what they can tell us, and there are issues around accuracy, calibration and reliability. Researchers in Sweden are working to change that... Continue Reading Multi-purpose electrochemical sensors preview the future of fitness and medical wear
Sultans of Sprint is a wacky and fun-looking event that wends its way around various European towns, celebrating the custom building scene. Points are scored not only on straight-line drag race results, but on "style, creativity and craziness" as well – a setup that encourages a very fun mix of machinery and an atmosphere all of its own... Continue Reading Indian celebrates 100 years of th
The US Postal Service (USPS) and its mail delivery operations are set to gain a helping hand courtesy of self-driving startup TuSimple, with the agency enlisting the company's autonomous trucks for a two-week trial... Continue Reading US Postal Service starts testing self-driving mail trucks Category: Automotive Tags: Autonomous Vehicles Delivery postal Self-Driving
Health experts harbor well-grounded fears over the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and the continuing streak of newly discovered threats will do little to allay the concerns. The latest comes from scientists at Cornell University, who have discovered a previously unknown gene that can leap between organisms to facilitate resistance to an important last-resort antibiotic. .. Continue
Back when we looked at the Leentu pickup camper at Overland Expo West 2017, it was very much a rough prototype. But that rough prototype made it out of testing and development, leading to the well-polished Carbon Camper production model launched this winter. Now Leentu is moving away from expensive IndyCar-grade carbon fiber and onward to a more affordable aluminum honeycomb topper for the

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