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Approach the delicate glass artworks by Rui Sasaki, and witness the unpredictable patterns of the weather through a subtle glow of blue light. The Japanese artist’s experiential body of work translates varying forecasts into speckled sculptures that radiate once encountered, an intimate process that Sasaki describes as a way to “visualize subtle sunshine, record today’s weather, and transfer it from here to there/from there to here.”

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Wired

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One day a “magic carpet” based on this light-induced flow technology could carry climate sensors high in the atmosphere—wind permitting.

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Design Boom

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Designed by hungarian architect antti lovag in the 70s, ‘palais bulles’ (bubble palace) is a 1200 sqm house in the south of france comprising a cluster of interwoven bubble spaces. the iconic dwelling was built between 1979 and 1984 for french industrialist pierre bernard, and was bought in 1992 by the late fashion designer pierre cardin. the theoule sur mer villa is currently for sale, and includes ten bedroom suites decorated by contemporary artists, gardens, water ponds, a swimming pool and a 500-seat outdoor auditorium overlooks the sea while facing the breathtaking bay of cannes.

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If everyone went 100 percent geothermal today, Earth’s store of thermal energy would still outlive the sun.

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The Next Web

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There are few things more soul-crushing than the dull white hue of fluorescent office lighting. Unfortunately, natural lighting isn’t always an option for offices stuck in the center of a large building, but Mitsubishi thinks it’s now able to create a convincing facsimile with a cleverly designed LED skylight that simulates daylight patterns. Of course, …

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The Guardian

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Locked down with your family? Want to impress the kids with a technique Canaletto used in 18th-century Venice? Our writer goes through the pinhole

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Sherpa Space developed the Sherpa Light and showcased their prototype at CES 2020, where it was named an honoree of the event’s Innovation Award.

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Design Boom

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agriculture IoT startup n.thing has developed 'planty cube,' an automated vertical farming system that allows users to maintain crops remotely.

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The Next Web

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In 1900, so the story goes, prominent physicist Lord Kelvin addressed the British Association for the Advancement of Science with these words: “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now.” How wrong he was. The following century completely turned physics on its head. A huge number of theoretical and experimental discoveries have transformed …

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Design Boom

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kaniue architects has built the kugenuma-y house in japan, as a 15-meter tall, reinforced concrete structure with a steel ramp wrapped around it.

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Photographer Mikko Lagerstedt (previously) has once again captured the quiet beauty of his native Finland with a recent series centered around trees. Ethereal skies, virgin snow, and seemingly isolated pockets of nature serve as backdrops to twisted trunks and outstretched branches. Taken from Lapland to Southern Finland, the images speak to qualities of beauty and of resilience.

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It may be some way off, but mind uploading, the digital duplication of your mental essence, could expand human experience into a virtual afterlife

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With its stirring backdrop of Catalan modernism, the Sir Victor hotel – named after Víctor Català, the penname of the notable native author Caterina Albert i Paradís – has set a new standard in Barcelona’s lifestyle.
The original building, designed by …

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“Time seems to have stopped in a wild summer world of long, long ago.”

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onsidering the legal restraints of the site, the building could only have three floors, including a half-basement, each of which is about 30m2.

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