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Church for Crabs: Architectural 3D-Printed Hermit Shell

A hermit crab scuttles along the sand, carrying a perfect replica of a Japanese wedding chapel on its back, complete with a tiny spire. After designing a ...

Do Look Up: 14 Dazzling Modern Ceiling Designs

At one restaurant in Berlin, you might spend more time gazing up in wonder at an undulating ceiling installation made from over 14,000 chopsticks than you do ...

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X-Ray Urbanism: Laser Scans Record & Reveal Sub-City Spaces

Produced from over 200 laser scans, this remarkable 3D representation covers surface features as well as subterranean spaces of it’s London subject, ...

Sweet Dreams: Nightmare Robots Replace Hotel Employees

In this edition of ‘Androids Are After Our Jobs,’ a Japanese hotel replaces all of its front desk clerks, porters and other employees with robots, ...

Visionary Inventions: 13 Bold Designs for the Blind

Those of us who aren’t visually impaired take for granted simple everyday actions like navigating unfamiliar places, reading bus schedules, telling the ...

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Density Sensor: Real-Time Data Shows Which Places are Packed

Online reviews indicate how popular your favorite place is in general, but cannot tell you whether now is a good time to drop by or if you may be stuck in a ...

Commuter Glitch: 15 Abandoned Bus Stops & Shelters

Bus routes often change so why are so many bus stops built to last? These 15 abandoned bus stops are prime examples of non-transient transit infrastructure.

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Soylent 3.0: 100K Sq Ft Warehouse Could Feed 4 Million People

The first generation of Soylent is a powdered food substitute for all your nutritional needs, the second will be a premixed beverage boasting the addition of ...

Absolut Brilliance: Vodka Shipping Containers to Workspaces

Four bright blue shipping containers formerly used to transport Absolut vodka have become ‘Creative Space,’ a versatile series of workspaces at the ...

Back From the Future: Working Hoverboard Surfs Water & Rails

Pro skaters pull tricks on (and beyond) the pavement on this real-life hoverboard – at a distance, one might mistake their rides for normal skateboards, ...