TED

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What would it take to settle Mars? In a talk about the future of space exploration, Lynn Rothschild reviews the immense challenges to living elsewhere in the universe and proposes some bold, creative solutions to making a home off planet Earth — like “growing” houses out of fungi or using bacteria to help generate electricity.

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The Next Web

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It was inspiring to read about the launch of Waitrose’s trial in Oxford offering consumers a range of products free of packaging. Their system isn’t revolutionary – smaller supermarkets have been doing the same thing for quite some time, as have many committed people. But it’s the first time that a major supermarket has made a big move away from the packaging-dependent model that has dominated major supermarkets for years.

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This is Colossal

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Gone are the days of full coverage beekeeping suits and padded gloves with the invention of a radical new hive by Italian company Beeing, which was founded by a third-generation bee keeper. B-box is the very first system designed for homes and urban environments, with a small footprint that can fit

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Wired

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WebAssembly was created to build applications for browsers, but it's increasingly finding a home in cloud computing centers.

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Wired

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SpaceX will soon launch weather-prediction satellites that track how GPS signals bend as they travel through the atmosphere.

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The Next Web

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A team of researchers recently pioneered the world’s first AI universe simulator. It’s fast; it’s accurate; and its creators are baffled by its ability to understand things about the cosmos that it shouldn’t. Scientists have used computer simulations to try and digitally reverse-engineer the origin and evolution of our universe for decades. The best traditional …

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Wallpaper*

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Bill Bowerman, Nike co-founder and former University of Oregon and US Olympics track and field coach, was obsessed with finding the perfect running shoe for his athletes. He adopted the role of a mad shoe scientist in the mid 1960s, when co-founder and…

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Web Urbanist

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The world’s first 360-degree rooftop infinity pool is set to shimmer atop a 55-story skyscraper in London, featuring transparent acrylic walls on all sides. Since acrylic transmits light at a simil…

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fastcompany

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The hotel giant, which faces stiff competition from Hilton and Airbnb, uses the lab to get insights into the smallest details–from the shape of wall sconces to the location of electrical outlets.

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Design Milk

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Launching this autumn is Juniper's new THIN Solids Collection, the latest lighting in the company's collab with designer Peter Bristol.

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Algae is full of protein, cleans the air in your apartment, and looks beautiful. A new project from a RISD grad could make farming it at home as easy as growing a pot of basil.

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Design Boom

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if you get airstream vibes from this aluminum travel trailer, it's probably because the founder of airstream first worked at bowlus road chief…

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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced its 54-strong list of the best buildings of the year – the 2019 National Award winners. The awards, which have been presented since 1966, recognise the UK’s best new constructions and provi…

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Dezeen

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U-Build is a simple and sustainable modular construction system designed by Studio Bark that encourages individuals and communities to self-build.

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