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There’s a Miniature Ocean Trapped Inside This Kitchen Island

Gizmodo UK - Fri, 2014-08-29 21:00
Pfff, who need space for pots and pans anyway?
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Win a PUBLIC Bike (Worth $574) or a Solar Power Backpack in Inhabitat’s Back to School Contest!

Inhabitat - Fri, 2014-08-29 21:00

It’s that time of year again – school bells are ringing across the States, and students everywhere are getting ready for a brand new year. To encourage you to green your back-to-school routine we’re offering you a chance to win a brand new PUBLIC Bike or a Voltaic solar backpack! We’re looking for smart ideas that will lower your environmental footprint for the coming academic year, and our grand prize winner will receive their choice of a PUBLIC C1 or PUBLIC V1 bike decked out with a rear rack, a metal basket, and a brass bell (worth a total of $574!), and three runners-up will each win a Voltaic Converter solar-powered backpack (worth $129) — perfect for keeping your electronics charged for a full day of classes. The deadline for all submissions is September 17th at 11:59PM ET – read on to learn how to enter!


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Insane $2 Million Naturalistic Feature-Packed Swimming Pool

Core 77 - Fri, 2014-08-29 21:00

Animal Planet calls Anthony Archer-Willis "the best in the world for what he does—designing and delivering the ultimate swimming experience." That's why they gave Archer-Willis, a British landscape architect with a specialization in swimming pool and water garden design, his own show. In "The Poolmaster," he designs dream swimming pools for a handful of lucky clients.

While the TV show will reveal Archer-Willis' own creations, in the following video he shows you his appreciation for another pool designer's work. An unnamed family in Utah commissioned this absolutely insane, mammoth $2-million-dollar swimming pool, which was designed to look all-natural. With five waterfalls, a grotto, a waterslide, hidden passageways, an integrated indoor kitchen/bathroom/showering facility, a scuba diving practice area and more, this is not the average swimming pool that most of us Americans will be hitting up this holiday weekend. Watch and be amazed:

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Stussy x Gasius 2014 Fall/Winter Capsule Collection

Hyperbeast - Fri, 2014-08-29 20:57

Continuing on its rampant collaboration binge this year, Stussy selects U.K.-based artist Gasius as its co-creative for a capsule collection moving into Fall. The collection consists of fall essentials – a long-sleeved T-shirt, coach's jacket, crewneck sweatshirt and three varieties of short-sleeved tees – all of which are done with Gasius' penchant animations. Pizza and contrasting typefaces are prevalent themes in this predominantly monochromatic collection, paralleled nicely with Stussy's enduring '8 Ball' logo. Look for this release from Stussy and Gasius to hit the brand's chapter stores and website beginning August 29 (today).

Click here to view full gallery at Hypebeast.com

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Nike 2014 Fall Solarsoft Run Pack

Hyperbeast - Fri, 2014-08-29 20:57

Nike's all-new Solarsoft Run silhouette looks to receive two special colorways for the forthcoming fall season. Last seen in a "Midnight Navy" hue, the casual trainer will now be available in a patriotic red, white and blue rendition as well as a black, white and mint version. As for its features, the super lightweight Solarsoft Run incorporates a dual-layered mesh paneled upper for a breathable fit that’s very comfortable and versatile.

Both models can be purchased at Extra Butter in New York.

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The Mystery of the Death Valley Sailing Rocks Has Finally Been Solved

Inhabitat - Fri, 2014-08-29 20:55

Remember those crazy rocks that were mysteriously sliding along the Death Valley floor when no one was watching? Someone finally caught the stones in action and we finally know what is making them move. Three scientists slapped 15 GPS-loaded rocks onto the Racetrack Playa and after a lot of patience, they discovered that a little bit of water, ice, wind, and a very precise set of circumstances is all it takes to get the stones moving.

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Which Cities Have the Dirtiest Hotels? — Design News

Apartment Therapy - Fri, 2014-08-29 20:55

A survey of booking portal Hotel.info's 6 million users has determined which cities have the cleanest and dirtiest hotel rooms. Tokyo topped the clean list, with a score of 8.93 of 10, with Warsaw coming in second. For dirtiest, Rio de Janeiro was the worst with 7.29 of 10, followed by London at 7.52.

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Google Successfully Tests Project Wing Delivery Drone

Inhabitat - Fri, 2014-08-29 20:53

Google has announced the successful testing of Project Wing, an experimental “unmanned aerial vehicle,” a.k.a. a drone. The project has been developed over the last two years under the auspices of the Google X team, with the company trying to work out if delivery-by-drone is feasible to pursue as a service.



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McDonald’s Stockholm Will Let Customers Trade Cans for Burgers

Inhabitat - Fri, 2014-08-29 20:53

A new program at McDonald’s in Stockholm is even more affordable than their Dollar Menu. Through an collaboration with DDB, the fast food chain is now accepting recycled cans in exchange for food. Geared toward the city’s endless festivals, the program was designed to get young festival goers to unwittingly clean up the massive amounts of beer and soda cans left around the city after the festivals close.



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25 Inspiring Tiny Homes for Portland Residents Who Earn $15,000 or Less

Inhabitat - Fri, 2014-08-29 20:50

The tiny home revolution has reached Portland, Oregon, as the city nears approval for a massive new tiny house community. The project, which is pending the perfect plot of land, will provide modern efficient homes for people who earn less than $15,000 a year, as well as the homeless population. Backed by Multnomah County, the non-profit organization Micro Community Concepts has teamed up with TechDwell to design the homes that will help Portland residents get back on their feet.



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Yep, BuzzFeed Is Building A Games Team

Tech Crunch - Fri, 2014-08-29 20:49
 If you like BuzzFeed’s quizzes and interactive projects like its Game Of Thrones name generator, congratulations, you’re probably going to be seeing more of them. If you think they’re all annoying gimmicks, well, uh, you’re going to be seeing more of them anyway. That’s because the site is building up a games team of its own. Vice President of Product Chris… Read More
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Moleskine Livescribe Notebooks Turn Handwritten Notes into Digital Files

Inhabitat - Fri, 2014-08-29 20:49

Classic stationary and notebook purveyor Moleskine has taken a leap into the future with their new Livescribe 3 smartpen that turns your notes into digital files. The amazing notebook is paired with a pen packed with motion sensors that translate the pen’s movements into digital images. With the Moleskine Livescribe Notebooks, you can still jot down all of your genius ideas- without having to transcribe them later.

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Niall Is Making Luxury Watches In Kansas City

Tech Crunch - Fri, 2014-08-29 20:48
 When you think of Kansas City a few things come to mind: barbecue, blues, and Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont, the first Frenchman to settle the area and his excellent treatise “Exact Description of Louisiana, of Its Harbors, Lands and Rivers, and Names of the Indian Tribes That Occupy It, and the Commerce and Advantages to Be Derived Therefrom for the Establishment of a… Read More
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Screen-free Time Can Improve Kids’ Recognition of Nonverbal Emotion Cues, UCLA Study Indicates

Inhabitat - Fri, 2014-08-29 20:40

A new study released by University of California Los Angeles researchers shows that children who were denied screen time for five days improved their ability to read nonverbal emotion cues by a greater amount than a control group who had screen time as usual for the same period. Students across both groups self-reported an average of four and a half hours of screen time per school day, so while there are a number of questions raised by the study, the results do give pause for reflection.



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White House Reboots Its Tech Staff

Tech Crunch - Fri, 2014-08-29 20:34
 A number of moves this week: The White House announced its intention for Danny Marti to be its new piracy guru, departing national CTO Todd Park will return to Silicon Valley, but keep working for the government, Google X’s Megan Smith is said to be a top contender for the nation’s CTO role, and former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will sit on the Intelligence Advisory… Read More
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These Fascinating New Nanobots Seek Out and Destroy Cancerous Tumors

Gizmodo UK - Fri, 2014-08-29 20:30
Chemo can do more damage than good, but these should leave healthy cells unharmed.
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