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New Funeral Home in Sant Joan Despí by Batlle i Riog Arquitectes

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Anthony Townsend: Smart Cities: Buggy and Brittle

On Places, urban forecaster Anthony Townsend considers the vulnerability of smart cities to power failures, hackers and software bugs.

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Linux-capable Arduino TRE Debuts At Maker Faire Rome

DeviceGuru writes "At the Maker Faire Rome this week, Arduino announced a next-generation Arduino single board computer featuring a dual-processor architecture, and able to run a 'full Linux OS', in c

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What Developers Can Learn From Healthcare.gov

An anonymous reader writes "Soured by his attempt to acquire a quote from healthcare.gov, James Turner compiled a short list of things developers can learn from the experience: 'The first highly visib

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Access CSS

This week on the Boagworld web design podcast, should we use CSS frameworks on live sites and is it okay for accessibility to hold back innovation?

in Six Revisions

Design-Based Media Queries

Design-based media queries is the concept of setting media queries based on the design, instead of specific mobile devices.

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Books x magazines – a tale of two formats

There are a good few magazine-related books around at the moment, and here are two very different examples that have crossed my desk recently: the self-explanatory ‘Radio Times Cover Story’ and

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Centro Roberto Garza Sada de Arte Arquitectura y Diseño by Tadao Ando

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Teen Artist Chronicles Cross-Country Train Odyssey in Tumblr Comics

Taylor-Ruth Baldwin is a 19-year-old comic artist and illustrator who chronicled the recent Station to Station art event in comics.

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Scientists Create New "Lightsaber-Like" Form of Matter

First time accepted submitter loftarasa writes "A group of scientists led by Harvard Professor of Physics Mikhail Lukin and MIT Professor of Physics Vladan Vuletic have developed a form of matter by b

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New Solar Cell Sets Record For Energy Efficiency

Lucas123 writes "After three years of work, German and French researchers have achieved a new world record on converting sunlight to energy through a photovoltaic cell, achieving a 44.7% rate of effic

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Let’s be clear about commenting

There seems to be a growing backlash against commenting on blogs, but is it justified?

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It’s time to adopt object oriented thinking

Have you heard the term object oriented? Have you dismissed it as something that only applies to developers and techies? If so, think again.

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Featured Artist: Typography and Lettering by Martina Flor

Typography is one of the most important aspects of design.

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Overmatter 25.09.13

National Geographic is celebrating 125 years of publishing with a tumblr archive. It’s the last few days of the PPA cover of the century vote. Hint – Time Out.

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Villa Kanousan by Yuusuke Karasawa

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Study: Our 3D Universe Could Have Originated From a 4D Black Hole

New submitter TaleSlinger sends this quote from Nature: "Afshordi's team realized that if the bulk universe contained its own four-dimensional (4D) stars, some of them could collapse, forming 4D black

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The Modern Magazine – more speakers

A reminder that tickets are available for the first magCulture conference, The Modern Magazine, a day-long event set for October 16 in London.

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Early Childhood Centre in Wassenaar by Kraaijvanger

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Mark Hough: Champion Trees, Urban Forests, and a Plan to Save the Planet

On Places, Mark Hough reviews The Man Who Planted Trees, and explores its bold claim: that planting trees can save the planet.

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Ricky Jay: Ricky Jay on Collecting

In this installment of Insights Per Minute Ricky Jay speaks on collecting.