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1. Happy Birthday Hubble Today, 24 April 2015, the Hubble Telescope turns 25 years old. During its quarter-century, the Hubble has produced an incredible array of now iconic images, including the famous Hubble Deep Field—where the telescope aimed...
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1. Robo-Ants are Future Factory Workers Palm-sized robotic ants may one day take over industrial factories, but instead of being pests, these android insects will help out on the assembly line. German robotics company Festo came up with the idea...
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1. IKEA's Shelters for Refugees IKEA is providing the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees with 10,000 flat-pack Better Shelters as part of an ongoing collaboration through its Housing for All Foundation. After initially being tested by...
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1. Past Presidents' Go-To Drinks Our Founding Fathers really knew their way around booze, and thanks to Brian Abram’s new book “Party Like a President,” you can now make the same concoctions George Washington and Ulysses S Grant were sipping. Vanity...
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1. Vale Designer Kenji Ekuan Kenji Ekuan, the award-winning designer behind Japan’s bullet train and the ubiquitous Kikkoman soy sauce bottle has died at the age of 85. According to the New York Times, his iconic bottle design has been used by Kikkoman...
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Lyon's New Musée Des Confluences
Where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet in Lyon is the location of the historic French city's urban development project, which has been transforming the former industrial wasteland into spaces for residences, offices, shopping and leisure since the...
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Biochemist to Barista: The New Scoops
by Chérmelle D. Edwards Nearly three years ago, biochemist Jack Benchakul switched professions and became a barista. Applying science to the craft of specialty coffee, he’s popped up in in at least 10 Los Angeles locations since then. Under the...
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International Year of Crystallography #5
A mathematician with a penchant for graphic design, Simon C Page creates works that are as nerdy as they are visually striking. 2014 marks the International Year of Crystallography, and Page celebrates crystals' mesmerizing atomic structures with a...
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Gift Guides for Particular Tastes
Each holiday season, Cool Hunting takes great pride in beefing up our Buy section to help readers find gifts for friends and loved ones with discerning tastes. However, it's also our daily mission to find and feature the best concepts produced around...
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Cool Hunting Video: Penguin Enrichment
During a recent visit to Los Angeles, we stopped by the Aquarium of the Pacific after hearing about their interesting use of technology in the enrichment program for their Magellanic penguins. Experimenting with many objects to engage the naturally...
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Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires Volumes VIII-IX
Gift a photography enthusiast or collector with these first editions of the early reports on the invention of the daguerrotype—which were published even before Louis Daguerre's first renditions of the new medium—and you're set for life. In addition...
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