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1.10 Years After Hurricane Katrina Before the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina hit 10 years ago, New Orleans was a dramatically different city. There are now 100,000 fewer black residents living there and property prices are increasing, but new...
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Tablet Platform
Lacking unsightly screws or nails, the new Pfeiffer + Evernote tablet stand is made from one piece of bent plywood, creating an organic appeal. Built to display your tablet at just the right angle for comfortable viewing, the platform also features...
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1. Apple's Autonomous Car Prepares for Testing Many have speculated that Apple has been working on its own autonomous car, dubbed Project Titan, and new information gathered by The Guardian shows that it may hit production sooner than expected...
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CH25: Jonathan Sparks
As a drummer in hard, loud rock bands over the past decade, Jonathan Sparks indulged his passion for theatrics: “I love those large, swooping gestures, actions people in the back of the crowd could see too.” When he got more into electronic music...
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Summer Bike Accessories
There's no better way to spend the dog days of summer than riding your two-wheeler around town. Regardless of your destination—be it the local park, the beach, a yoga studio or a friend's apartment—we've found some super-useful products that don't...
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Infiniti's Breathtaking 'Dream Road' 360 Video
Traveling from Norway to the Italian Alps, then to Morocco and back again, "Dream Road" (which debuted at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance) is a breathtaking virtual reality ride in the Infiniti Q60 Concept car. Covering close to 3,500 miles...
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Fotokite Phi GoPro Carrying Quadcopter
Utilizing the same technology as their professional model (used by the BBC for special programming and broadcast coverage), Swiss electronics company Perspective Robotics AG has just announced their consumer-oriented quadcopter follow-up, the Fotokite...
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Capturing Alaska on a Cellphone
Home to seven out of 10 of the largest national parks in the United States (and the federal government happens to be the largest landowner in the state), Alaska is, without a doubt, one of the most unique places in the country. There's more to The...
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Distributing Natural Light with Lucy
Norway might be using giant mirrors to bring sunlight into a town sandwiched by mountains, but how can urban apartment owners in dungeon-like situations harness that kind of heliostat technology? Lucy, from San Diego-based Italian start-up...
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1. A 390-Year-Old Bonsai Tree that Survived an Atomic Bomb Washington DC’s National Arboretum will honor its oldest artifact this week: a 390-year-old bonsai tree from Japan. But perhaps more impressive than its age is the tree’s history—which...
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Oswalds Mill Audio
A beautifully restored mill house, hidden in the Dutch country of Pennsylvania, sits on a quiet creek. There are no massive stone wheels turning within, only vinyl records being broadcast on some of the highest quality stereo systems available...
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CH25: Sarah Kunst
What is a venture capitalist's role in the design process? By rewarding ideas they deem worthy with big checks, they have arguably the most pivotal role of all. Since these people are the deciders, how good of a job can they do choosing what will...
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1. Sam Van Aken's Magical Tree Bears 40 Types of Fruit Sam Van Aken, an artist and professor at Syracuse University, has Frankenstein-ed together a tree that bears 40 different types of fruit, including peaches, plums, apricots and almonds. The...
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CH25: Matt Kenyon
Growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, artist Matt Kenyon was equally inspired by the DIY punk aesthetic of the Dead Kennedys’ Jello Biafra and his seminal quote “Don’t hate the media—become the media” and Mark Pauline of Survival Research Laboratories...
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1. How to Survive Work on Little to No Sleep Eight hours of sleep might be recommended for a good night's rest, but it’s not always possible—especially with work deadlines, late-night partying and nightmares getting in the way. Luckily, scientists...
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CH25: Sabine Seymour
Imagine your everyday clothes had built-in human sensors that monitored vital signs and activity levels, played your favorite song and kept you connected. Dr Sabine Seymour, Director of Parsons’ Fashionable Technology Lab and Chair at Computational...
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1. Google Salutes Ida B Wells in its Latest Doodle Google’s homepage doodle this week recognized recognizes fearless journalist Ida Bell Wells-Barnett aka Ida B Wells. At the young age of 25, Wells became co-owner and editor of Free Speech and...
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CH25: Dan Barasch + James Ramsey
Dan Barasch, co-founder of NYC's The Lowline movement for the construction of a subterranean park, is a third-generation New Yorker. It’s his love for the city, and desire to share the magic of its secret nooks and deep history that led him...
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1. Pampers' Latest Ad Captures Babies' Poop-Faces There’s almost nothing more endearing than a cute baby video, and nothing gets people laughing more than a poop joke. London-based ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi brilliantly combined the two for a...
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CH25: Meredith Perry
Meredith Perry has brought us a step closer to a wireless world with her invention of wireless electricity. Called uBeam, it’s the only wireless power system that allows you to charge your device while moving around a room. Perry founded uBeam...
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Meredith Perry
Who hasn’t wished that everything in life was wireless? Meredith Perry has brought us a step closer to a wireless world with her invention of wireless electricity. Called uBeam , it’s the only wireless power system that allows you to charge your device...
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Jonathan Sparks
As a drummer in hard, loud rock bands over the past decade, Jonathan Sparks indulged his passion for theatrics: “I love those large, swooping gestures, actions people in the back of the crowd could see too.” When he got more into electronic music...
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Lexus Unveils a Working Hoverboard
Unlike the internet-trolling hoverboard announcements of the past, luxury car company Lexus has created the real floating deal to finally make our dreams come true. As part of their "Amazing in Motion" campaign—which aims to demonstrate the brand...
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