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The Cold War Project That Pulled Climate Science From the Ice
Wired

A top secret US nuke installation in Greenland was supposed to end with 600 missiles aimed at the USSR. Instead it opened the door to a huge breakthrough in climate research. more…

Inside McLaren's quickest sports series car, the $240,000 600LT
Business Insider

The McLaren 600LT is the fourth Longtail in the company's history. McLaren modified 13 things to make its new 600LT. This model is based off the 570S Coupé. The 600LT is lighter, longer, and more powerful than any other car in McLaren's Sport Series. Visit Bu… more…

Manufacturers Aspire to Digital Twinning and Virtual Commissioning
Readwrite.com

The increased digitization and tendency to automate complex manufacturing processes have dredged up technologies that date back to the 70s. Digital Twin is one of those disruptive technologies that went through multiple advancements and made colossal headway … more…

A Field Guide to Transmission Lines
Hackaday.com

The power grid is a complicated beast, regardless of where you live. Power plants have to send energy to all of their clients at a constant frequency and voltage (regardless of the demand at any one time), and to do that they need a wide array of equipment. F… more…

Engineers of collapsed FIU pedestrian bridge failed to recognize danger: Report
ABC News

The engineers of the pedestrian bridge that collapsed at Florida International University last year failed to recognize that the bridge was in danger of failing. more…

USA Today

California woman to be first ever to lead Army infantry division, Utah mom rejects secrecy around intersex children, and more more…

Researchers have discovered how to make concrete from recycled glass - by turning it back into sand
Fox News

Researchers have discovered how to make concrete from recycled glass - by turning it back into sand. more…

All the haters are wrong: The new Acura NSX is just like the original NSX
Digitaltrends.com

Journalists and sports car enthusiasts have bemoaned the new Acura NSX for not living up to the original car’s greatness. They say this new NSX’s engine is too small, that it’s too complicated, and that it lacks character. They are wrong of course, and we’re … more…

Puerto Rico energy plan introduces MiniGrids to avoid repeat of Hurricane Maria
Utilitydive.com

The $14 billion plan also calls for 1.4 GW of solar and 920 MW of battery storage, with the MiniGrids "designed to ensure continued supply to critical loads" as well as "timely recovery of the priority loads." more…

Klatu the Household Robot (1977)
Cyberneticzoo.com

Klatu the prototype household android. Quasar were already making promotional and entertainment androids. more…

A Biodegradable Label Doesn't Make It So
Scientificamerican.com

At the third Scientific American “Science Meets Congress” event, “Solving the Plastic Waste Problem”, experts examined the question of biodegradability. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com more…

The Link shoes are an eclectic mix of madness, creativity, and innovation!
Yankodesign.com

The Link shoes are an eclectic mix of madness, creativity, and innovation! I’ll be honest, I’m used to seeing some incredibly ludicrous designs. Floating phones that can take hands-free selfies? Sure. A side table that’s also a bluetooth... more…

Construction kit for custom-designed products
Sciencedaily.com

Microorganisms often assemble natural products similar to product assembly lines. Certain enzymes, non-ribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPS), play a key role in this process. Biotechnologists have now succeeded in changing these enzymes so that entirely new na… more…

P2 Urban Hybrid Library / LAAC
Archdaily.com

The Project P2 combines a city library, a public space with restaurants and residential accommodation within a multi-faceted building complex. As a spatial organisation of urban relationships, it manages both public and private interests. Multiplicity becomes… more…

LinGang New City Community Shopping Center / Shanghai ZF Architectural Design
Archdaily.com

The project is located in Lingang New City, Pudong New Area, Shanghai. Seven residential neighborhoods have been built in the periphery successively, which are divided into three blocks, i.e., community commercial center, commercial street and serviced apartm… more…

The McGovern Residence / Reitsma and Associates
Archdaily.com

A landmark site, a radical client willing to take risks and a sensational builder, the dream commission. The south facing riverfront allotment was occupied by a very charming but exhausted 1940’s worker's cottage. The cottage was casually nestled between two … more…

LAX Wants to Turn the Iconic Theme Building Into Part of an Airport Hotel
Thepointsguy.com

Is LAX the next airport to turn an iconic 1960s building into part of an airport hotel? Taking the lead from New York JFK’s revival of Eero Saarinen’s architectural masterpiece the TWA Flight Center, turning it into a 21st-century hotel and bar, LAX is lookin… more…

Autonomous robots build erosion-minimising walls
Springwise.com

The Romu robot aids in environmental and restoration efforts in ways humans and other types of machinery cannot The post Autonomous robots build erosion-minimising walls appeared first on Springwise. more…

BMW motorrad unveils the ‘type 18’ R nineT scrambler custom bike by auto fabrica
Designboom.com

inspired by geometric architecture and aircraft design, auto fabrica has modified the bike to create a 'retromodern' aesthetic. The post BMW motorrad unveils the ‘type 18’ R nineT scrambler custom bike by auto fabrica appeared first on designboom | architectu… more…

Construction kit for custom-designed products
Phys.org

Microorganisms often assemble natural products similar to product assembly lines. Certain enzymes, non-ribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPS), play a key role in this process. Biotechnologists at Goethe University have now succeeded in changing these enzymes so… more…