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BUENOS AIRES -- Known as the "Paris of South America" for its Belle Epoque architecture, Argentina's capital is also home to prime examples of Brutalist buildings designed by Clorindo Testa.
7 | May 3, 2013 3:00am |
In a Nairobi slum, newly minted entrepreneurs run more than 160 public toilets and transform their waste into fertilizer -- and someday they'll turn it into electricity.
2 | April 22, 2013 4:00am |
Russia's Sukhoi T-50 stealth fighter is designed to rival the U.S. military's F-22 Raptor.
44 | August 16, 2011 10:34pm |
Technology companies offering financial services are going after markets long ignored by traditional bankers.
3 | May 14, 2013 3:01pm |
Could excess inventory become a thing of the past? New style startups not only give a boost to emerging designers, but bring unheard-of levels of economy to the fashion business.
May 16, 2013 3:00am |
There are few black architects in the pipeline, and fewer still with a high national profile. C.C. Sullivan looks at the latest news, which suggests a growing role for African-American designers.
35 | April 24, 2013 1:45am |
Honeywell is going high end with its new Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat and is tapping its formidable sales and distribution channels to turn up the heat on its competition.
1 | April 24, 2013 8:37pm |
Whether controlled by one fingerprint or thousands, new gun designs may prove revolutionary for gun control legislation.
32 | April 30, 2013 4:47am |
It may look like a toy, but the two-inch SwissMiniGun C1ST a fully functional firearm that's banned in the U.S.
18 | August 9, 2012 5:03am |
Toyota, Honda and Subaru still make the best cars, but Hyundai is coming on fast. So is Ford. It's a safe bet all will have models that will excel in Consumer Reports (CR) 2010 annual quality...
January 26, 2010 11:43am |
BARCELONA -- The Madrid-based IOU Project joined 10 changing-the-world start-ups in the Unreasonable at Sea program, which is giving a new meaning to the phenomenon 'EntrepreneurShip.'
April 29, 2013 3:04am |
BERLIN -- Specialists preserving the German capital's complex past and present say construction groups could save time and money by opting for second-hand materials.
5 | May 2, 2013 3:00am |
Organizations need individuals who are not only tech-savvy, but also know how to analyze, engage and create value in new ways.
3 | September 10, 2012 9:34am |
New research suggests that a sure way to slow the aging process of your brain is to exercise.
4 | April 30, 2012 2:48pm |
A panel of experts assembled in Amsterdam shine light on the strengths and weaknesses of LEDs.
52 | May 12, 2011 2:33pm |
The age of 'personal manufacturing' has truly arrived, with 3D printers now priced close to document printers.
10 | April 27, 2012 1:59pm |
The solution to expensive 3D printing could be in your refrigerator right now.
3 | March 6, 2013 4:31am |
She bakes bioplastics, creates magnetic paint and says we can experiment with these smart materials, too.
May 6, 2013 3:00am |
Known as the "Paris of South America" for its Belle Époque architecture, Argentina's capital Buenos Aires is also home to prime examples of Brutalist buildings designed by Clorindo Testa.
May 2, 2013 1:06pm
The California-based startup is ditching its electric vehicle business to pursue another related path.
2 | May 1, 2013 10:45am |