Smartphones used to check water for pollutants – by tracking paramecia

Even though it's vitally important to check drinking water sources for pollutants, some places lack the facilities for performing such tests. A new system could help, as it uses a smartphone camera to check up on tiny aquatic organisms.

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Pint-sized tiny house just the ticket for cozy movie nights

Baluchon goes to great efforts to maximize living space with its models – and this is the case with its recently completed Farniente too. It features a relatively spacious kitchen, a movie projector with a pull-down screen, and a small porch area.

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Large study finds potential benefits of digital screen time for children

A screen time study tracking device use in children has found those who spend more time with digital devices had larger friendship groups. The research indicates the influence of screen time may not be as undesirable as some have previously suggested.

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“Office of the future” aims to be a rising star in Hollywood

The latest US project by the always interesting MAD Architects is a striking glazed tower for Hollywood that's described as the office of the future, and would include lots of greenery and foster a healthy work/life balance for those working inside.

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Top-heavy tower makes space for luxury Manhattan residences

Reaching a height of 250 ft, the Era stands out even among much taller skyscrapers in Manhattan, thanks to an eye-catching top-heavy design that maximizes space for luxurious residences and amenities on the upper levels.

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New Atlas’ top picks from Milan Design Week 2021

Milan’s famous Salone del Mobile has once again filled the Italian city with color, inspiration and innovative design, following some false starts and setbacks due to COVID-19. Let's take a look at some special picks from Milan Design Week 2021.

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Compact tiny house goes big on features thanks to space-saving design

Though it has a total length of just 7.2 m, the River Bank tiny house packs quite a lot of features into its compact frame. It includes movable furniture, lots of storage space, a relatively well-proportioned kitchen, and an upstairs home office.

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New CDC data shows COVID-19 vaccines still work well against Delta

New CDC data is offering up-to-date insights into the effect of the Delta variant on vaccine effectiveness. The reports indicate unvaccinated people are still 10 times more likely to suffer hospitalization from COVID-19 compared to vaccinated people.

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Paddle Pump combines two canoeing safety essentials

Among other items, serious canoeists are advised to carry an extra paddle (in case they lose one) and a bilge pump (in case their boat gets swamped). The Paddle Pump is designed to make things simpler, by combining both tools in one device.

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Roomba j7 uses a camera to recognize objects – including pet waste

Ever since the first iRobot Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner was introduced, successive models have offered additional features. The new Roomba j7 is particularly interesting, however, in that it uses a visible light camera to identify and avoid obstacles … such as dog and cat poop.

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