Those living in apartments or homes without central air have to come to terms with ugly, boxy air conditioners hanging out their windows. It's either that, or be roasted alive in the summer. But it doesn't have to be that way, not when LG is somehow packing air conditioners into these ultra-slim housings that hang on your wall like artwork.
Just like the CPU in your computer, the human brain has an optimal temperature where it runs best. But unlike a computer's CPU, there's no built-in fan to chill the brain when it starts to run hot. Which is why researchers now believe that yawning is actually the body's physiological way of keeping the brain nice and cool.
Would you know Reddit or Twitter if you were only looking at their layouts? You might not think so—but you'd be surprised how well you know the structure of your most-used sites. Now, you can take a test to find out.
Alright. Pack it up, people. I don't care if you skate or not—I don't—because, either way, I think we should all take a little day trip and go chill out on this floating ramp in the middle of Lake Tahoe.
These lumpy, interconnected tubes of concrete, like wet rolls of old newspaper, are from a series of speculative architectural images by artist Dionisio Gonzalez, on display at Gallery Yusto in Malaga, Spain, until March 20th. Gonzalez claims the designs offer "disaster-resistance," something that—with no structural testing, no wind-load assessment, and an awful lot of plate glass—should be taken purely as an artist's statement. Let's just enjoy these houses for their futuristic aesthetics, instead. [designboom]
As an electricity source, what could be greener than plants? That's the idea behind this rig, the world's first system that powers an FM radio using nothing more than the photosynthetic powers of moss. And creators Fabienne Felder and Dr. Paolo Bombelli are just getting started.
New York's fleet of iconic yellow taxis are still the city's reliable, non-surge priced transportation backbone. Its 13,500 medallion taxis make 170 million trips a year, every single one of them mapped in this beautiful new visualization from the folks at the MIT Senseable City Lab. The interactive map isn't just here to be pretty—it's also the data behind a strategy to make riding taxis way more efficient.
Bless you, LJ Frezza, whomever you are, for piecing together this glorious supercut of building exteriors and empty living rooms from Seinfeld. It's amazing how much time we spend looking at empty shots in which nothing is happening. Just a building and the sound of a couple of plunky notes played on a bass.
We've known that flesh wounds create disturbances in the skin's bioelectric field since Emil du Bois-Reymond first placed an injured hand in a galvanometer in 1843. Thanks to a new discovery from a team at the University of Berkeley, we might soon be able to harness those currents to heal ourselves with electricity.
Built for over a million people, the city of Ordos was designed to be the crowning glory of Inner Mongolia. Doomed to incompletion however, this futuristic metropolis now rises empty out of the deserts of northern China. Only 2% of its buildings were ever filled; the rest has largely been left to decay, abandoned mid-construction, earning Ordos the title of China's Ghost City.
If you've been lusting for a Retina iPad Mini, Best Buy is taking $50 off of 32GB and larger Wi-Fi models across the board, and $80 off the same LTE models. This is one of the best sales we've seen on Apple's smaller tablet offering, and it's only valid today.
Running an emulator with a few ROMs on your laptop or smartphone is a great way to scratch a nostalgic itch for a long lost console. But for the full experience, you need a TV to crowd around with friends, real controllers, and of course the hardware. Which is where the Analogue Nt—a gorgeous aluminum NES clone—enters the picture.
It's rare to see architects working on security and human rights issues—but that's exactly what's happening right now, as a group of designers collaborate with the UN to document drone strikes in the Middle East.
The Boeing 777 that seemed to disappear into thin air last weekend has still not been found after five days of search and rescue. Now a crowdsourcing company has started a campaign where anyone can pore over satellite images to find traces of Flight 370 or its 239 passengers.
You can forget the wheel, nuclear power, and even the internet. All of man's greatest creations have been eclipsed by this pint-sized robot that's able to make custom Oreo cookies whenever you have the craving.