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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 |
BERLIN -- The popularity of handcrafts in Berlin sees the emergence of innovative craftsmanship.
1 | April 18, 2013 1:35am |
BUENOS AIRES -- A new book and related traveling exhibition celebrate 20th century Argentine industrial design.
2 | December 21, 2012 3:00am |
Finding ways to maximize space in cities is becoming more than a new design challenge -- it's becoming crucial.
May 7, 2013 6:36am |
Big week for NASA last week. The Kepler space telescope, the most prolific exoplanet detector ever, is paralyzed. Meanwhile, the Dream Chaser spacecraft is prepping for its first test flights.
May 22, 2013 3:44pm |
BARCELONA -- Ear plugs that you can actually hear through. Cubes of silence in the middle of busy squares. Peace from the city racket is coming to a Spanish city near you.
2 | May 13, 2013 3:06am |
And you thought your apartment was small.
10 | May 22, 2013 3:10am |
New report from McKinsey Global Institute identify the top world-changing technologies that will add the most value to the global economy.
2 | May 24, 2013 9:12am |
This year, during Milan's chic Design Week, do-it-yourself design gets its due -- thanks to a series of high-profile events, workshops, and exhibitions.
April 9, 2013 2:56pm |
A powerful CEO for four decades, Dave Liniger woke up partially paralyzed one day. He talks about whether being dependent affected his leadership and what led to his success.
4 | May 24, 2013 1:46am |
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
From Beijing to Salt Lake City, increasing numbers of cities are following the leads of Milan and London and hosting design weeks. The goal: to encourage growth in their local creative industries.
October 30, 2011 8:34pm |
Compared with traditional hand-washing, the GiraDora doubles productivity, reduces back pain, and prevents clothes from getting moldy.
4 | May 1, 2013 1:41pm |
In the next step for the deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles, the U.S. Navy took its MQ-4C Triton maritime drone to the skies for the first time.
1 | May 23, 2013 5:00am |
An undersea gold rush could be coming soon with the rising cost of minerals and advancements in technology opening the seafloor to mining.
3 | May 19, 2013 9:20pm |
A Wisconsin engineer has printed what he calls the "Lulz Liberator" on a commercially-available printer.
2 | May 23, 2013 4:44am |
IBM's new appliance is designed to bring order to the billions of web-connected devices that will be part of our everyday lives by the end of the decade.
2 | April 30, 2013 2:34pm |
Whether controlled by one fingerprint or thousands, new gun designs may prove revolutionary for gun control legislation.
32 | April 30, 2013 4:47am |
Your window might be an unlikely place to plug-in your smartphone, but a team of designers has made that possible with a novel take on the portable charger.
1 | April 29, 2013 7:31pm |
What are the most important advances and discussion points that are changing our cities?
May 22, 2013 10:11am |