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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Harvard study links poor office air quality with reduced cognitive function

New research has found a correlation between air quality in office environments and workers’ cognitive function. The study found low ventilation rates and increased levels of particulate matter were linked with reduced performance on cognitive tests.

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Spider-Man surpasses Batman and Superman as world’s most valuable comic

The most valuable comic in the world has always been Action Comics #1 … until a few hours ago when a copy of Amazing Fantasy No. 15 sold for US$3,600,000 at Heritage Auctions, representing tectonic movement within the massive comic collecting industry.

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Timber architecture competition showcases beauty and versatility of wood

The World Architecture Festival has announced its shortlisted projects for the 2021 Timber Prize. The competition recognizes superb buildings from around the world that highlight the beauty and versatility of wood as a building material.

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Rheumatoid arthritis linked with gut bacteria imbalance

Impressive research is suggesting bacterial imbalances in the gut microbiome may play a major role in the development of rheumatoid arthritis. The preclinical study found damage to the gut lining directly correlates with joint inflammation and severity.

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