MVRDV’s mirrored art depot is topped by a public garden

Work is nearing completion on a new art depot by MVRDV that offers insight into the world of art preservation and restoration. Named Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, the project features an eye-catching mirrored facade and is topped by a public garden.

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Simple laser treatment boosts copper’s antibacterial effect

We already knew that copper kills bacteria on contact, as it releases ions that rupture bacterial cell membranes. The material could soon do so faster than ever, however, thanks to a new laser-based surface treatment.

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Off-grid tiny house-style carpool kiosk is just the ticket

Tiny houses aren't just for living in, and we’ve covered a library, bakery, and even a wedding chapel based on the style in the past. The latest project from Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses is a ticket kiosk in Aspen, Colorado, that runs off-the-grid.

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AI-based quality control system listens for clicks on assembly lines

When two interlocking parts of a product are joined together in a factory, they typically make a satisfying "click" sound. By listening for such noises, a newly-developed system can detect when faults have occurred on robotic assembly lines.

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Solar-powered center puts sustainability at heart of the community

K20 Architecture was commissioned to design a new community center in Bayswater, a suburb of Melbourne. In response, it delivered a building that makes use of local and recycled materials and features solar power and rainwater collection systems.

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Positive data from 1st clinical trial into cannabis for chronic insomnia

Results from the world's first placebo-controlled clinical trial testing the efficacy of medicinal cannabis for chronic insomnia reveal statistically significant, and dose responsive, improvements to sleep quality using a novel CBD/THC formulation.

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AirBag inflatable sleeping bag has a built-in air mattress

It can be uncomfortable, using a sleeping bag that's laid directly onto the floor of a tent. Utilizing a cushy sleeping pad helps, but that's one more thing you have to pack along … and that's where the inflatable AirBag is designed to come in.

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The imagery of youth becoming investment-quality art

It isn’t hard to see why artefacts of landmark cultural events are continually gaining value at auction, but it is becoming clear that the imagery of baby boomers' youth is increasingly morphing into investment quality art.

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COVID-19 school closures: How long can they last, and what comes next?

A new study offers one of the first investigations into how effective school closures are in slowing the spread of infectious disease outbreaks. The study also asks when, and how, schools can reopen considering this pandemic may last a year or two.

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