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Oct
2016

Twisting Shanghai Tower declared world’s best new skyscraper

The Shanghai Tower has an elegant design that twists a full 120 degrees to mitigate the ...

Gensler's Shanghai Tower, the world's second-tallest building, has been declared the world's best skyscraper by information specialist Emporis in its annual skyscraper awards. The mixed use megatall skyscraper reaches a total height of 632 m (2,073 ft) and twists a full 120 degrees to mitigate the effect of the punishing winds at such heights.

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Category: Architecture

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31
Oct
2016

Mopar charges into SEMA with macho and muscle

The Ram Macho Power Wagon is one of six Mopar concepts for SEMA this year

Chevrolet and Ford have both been active in the lead up to SEMA, but we hadn't heard a peep from Mopar. Finally, the aftermarket supplier for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has shown its hand, whipping the covers off six show cars for its stand at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Highlights include a Challenger, a retro-modern Jeep and a RAM Power Wagon.

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Category: Automotive

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31
Oct
2016

Fixtureless smart panels illuminate with Lego-like construction

The Nanoleaf Aurora Smarter Kit offers tool-free installation, complete RGBW LED customization, hub-free Wi-Fi connectivity, and ...

When it comes to the placement of interior lighting, much of the thought involved tends to relate to reaching nearby outlets. But the latest lights from Toronto-based Nanoleaf may end up providing creative individuals one extra element to puzzle over. The Nanoleaf Aurora Smarter Kit is designed to be a modular lighting solution, featuring WiFi-controlled, color-adjustable, triangular panels that snap together like Lego.

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Category: Around The Home

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31
Oct
2016

Dinner: 2036

Will we be eating a traditional Sunday roast in 2036?

Food is one of life's absolute necessities and one that people take great pleasure from, so it's no surprise that the future of food is one of those topics that always draws significant interest. So what will we be tucking into in the year 2036? A plate of bugs with a side order of seaweed? A glass of milky liquid? Cajun Swedish fusion cuisine? Or will it be a world of shortages where we munch on government issue Soylent Green and try not to think about where it came from? Take your places at table and join us as we take a look at what mealtimes in the future might look like.

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Category: Science

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31
Oct
2016

Our problem with Apple

Chuq Von Rospach has a great piece about how Apple could have avoided much of the controversy following last week’s Mac event. It’s a great read, but the one line I will remember is that one: We demand Apple innovate, but we insist they don’t change anything. This truly resonated with me because it’s a feeling […]

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