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For many people, adding anything to a single malt whisky is close to sacrilege, but it's generally acknowledged that adding a drop or two of water to lesser blends enhances the flavor. The question is, why? At Sweden's Linnaeus University, researchers Björn Karlsson and Ran Friedman have come up with an answer from the chemistry of the dram...Continue Reading Why whisky tastes better with a w
Daydreaming is inherently flexible. You don’t need to set aside time for it or plan how to execute it properly. It effortlessly arises and plays out until you shift your focus back to your responsibilities. Last week, I talked about getting more out of your expectations, and today I’m going to talk about a daily Read More...The post Why You Should Pour Yourself a Glass of Water and Write for 15 M
featuring a mirrored-cube, ‘walking on water’ adds another layer to the ocean, creating an illusion of a human figure moving on top of it.The post new york sunshine’s walking on water installation doubles as photographic set appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
the master plan naturally collects and filters water for the city, while simultaneously provide housing, offices and retail for the ever-growing east part of the city.The post espacio nero proposes to revolutionize mexico city’s water infrastructure by revisiting aztec history appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Inexpensive and compact CubeSats are great for certain missions, but their simplicity can limit their applications. For one, most of them don't pack their own propulsion systems, instead hitchhiking into orbit aboard other satellite launches. Now, to make CubeSats more maneuverable, a team from Purdue University has developed a system that would allow the mini satellites to safely propel the
BMDesign believes that a concave roof will help make even the smallest quantities of rain to flow off the roof and eventually coalesce into bigger drops just right for harvesting. The post BMDesign’s concave roofs offer a solution to water scarcity in iran appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
A planet with an atmosphere where water molecules glow is the strongest evidence yet of the first stratosphere discovered on a world outside the Solar System. Using data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of scientists led by the University of Exeter has found that the upper atmosphere of exoplanet WASP-121b is as hot as boiling iron, indicating that it's stratified in
When they find their way into landfill, electronic waste like phones and computers can wreak havoc on groundwater supplies, contaminating them with toxic heavy metals like lead and mercury. Scientists at Rice University have come up with new kind of filter made from carbon nanotubes and quartz fibers claimed to cleanse water of 99 percent of these types of metals. What's more, they can be was
The robotics researchers at Switzerland's École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have produced some truly impressive (and creepy) animal-inspired droids over the years. Following in the footsteps of the team's robotic turtles, grasshoppers and crocodiles comes the Envirobot, a robotic eel built to snake through contaminated water to find the source of pollution...Continue Reading Rob
This cedar-clad villa in the Hamptons designed by New York City architects Leroy Street Studio is raised on timber pilotis to anticipate flooding. Read more


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