Ars Technica

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The figures are visible under UV light; other paintings may also have hidden drawings.

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Dezeen

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The “ingenious” O-Wind Turbine designed by UK students Nicolas Orellana and Yaseen Noorani has named the winner of his international James Dyson Awards.

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Inhabitat

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Creative co-working giant WeWork and acclaimed architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group have teamed up to reimagine education starting with the launch of WeGrow, a new school in the heart of New York City that encourages education through play. Designed for children between three and nine years of age, the light-filled learning landscape is a tactile environment filled with custom-made curved architecture and movable furnishings. The theme of nature runs throughout and can be seen everywhere from the woodsy palette of timber surfaces and shades of green to the Laufen-tiled vertical garden filled with leafy plants.
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Design Boom

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american filmmaker gary hustwit — known for his design trilogy ‘helvetica’, ‘urbanized’ and ‘objectified’ — has finally revealed ‘rams’, the full-feature documentary on legendary german designer dieter rams the world has been waiting for. following years of on-site research, personal interviews, conversations and a kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for the production, the long-awaited premiere offers unprecedented insight into the otherwise private rams’ life and work.
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The Next Web

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MIT will create a new college with courses combining AI, machine learning, and data science with other academic disciplines. With $1 billion in funding, this will be the largest financial investment in AI by any US academic institution.
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Lifehacker

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You should listen to more than one history podcast. But if you’ve got to pick just one, pick In Our Time, the venerable BBC radio show and podcast that covers a different topic each episode. It’s your best opportunity to learn a little bit about a lot of things. And it’s the best way to figure out what parts of history really interest you, for further learning.
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Architecture collective Assemble has transformed a former public swimming pool to create a new art centre for Goldsmiths college in south London.

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Design Curial

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With arts education at school level massively depleted and deprioritised, art galleries in the UK and Europe are filling that gap with an exciting range of engagement and education activities aimed at broadening and diversifying who gets to talk about – and make – art. Veronica Simpson reports
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Mashable Magazine

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Google Earth has opted for a 3D view since it's inception, but now Google Maps is joining the more accurate route of exploring our planet.

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Design Boom

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belgian architecture practice dmvA was commissioned to transform the existing ‘care lab’, a part of vives north university in bruges. covering the spaces with timber and concrete, the architectural concept is based on the contemporary vision of education, stimulating cross-pollination between the different fields.
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MAD architects restores the kiyotsu gorge tunnel with artistic spaces for this year’s echigo-tsumari triennale in japan. ‘tunnel of light’ draws on five elements of nature — wood, earth, metal,fire, and water — to transform the historic space through several architectural installations and artistic atmospheres. each one of the installations demonstrates how art and nature can come together to reinvigorate a community while forming a poetic space where visitors transcend the role of observer, and become active participants.
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Inhabitat

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Americans often take education for granted. Whether their children attend public or private schools, the opportunity to learn is always there, from kindergarten through high school and often beyond. Meanwhile, many children around the world can only dream of this priceless endowment. Sydney architect Stephen Collier noticed this problem and wanted to take action – so, along with various international non-profit groups, he developed School-in-a-Box, which has helped make the dream of education a reality for many children in Papua New Guinea.
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Fast.co Design

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Buzz is part blood alcohol-monitoring wearable, part Livestrong-style bracelet that aims to support consensual sex.

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Wired

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“What is the difference between apples and pears?” That’s an old Dutch saying that Ben Nijssen has pondered for his entire life. Any five-year-old could tell you the difference in taste, but a much smaller percentage of the population could speak on the chemical differences between the two fruits.
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