Titanium Xbar packs a blade, pry bar, bottle opener and hex wrenches

A lot of multitools boast a ton of features, but such products often just end up being cluttered and confusing. The no-nonsense titanium Xbar sticks to the essentials, with a pry bar, bottle opener, hex wrenches and a fold-out cutting blade .

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Skinny apartment building slots perfectly into super-slim inner-city plot

Modern cities are full of unused plots typically considered too small to build housing on, but a skinny apartment building by ISA shows that with a little ingenuity, shrewd designers can make use of even the most awkward piece of land.

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Extreme night-time heat significantly increases risk of stroke

Extreme night-time temperatures significantly increase the risk of stroke, according to a new study. The researchers behind the study say that armed with these findings, people can better safeguard themselves against increasingly hot nights.

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Surf’s up in the Saudi desert: Huge water park joins Qiddiya giga-project

If you were to think up practical places to locate a water park, the Saudi Arabian desert probably wouldn't be high on the list. However, the Aquarabia project is set to create waterslides, water-based activities, and Saudi's first inland surf park.

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High-tech high-rise keeps its inside cool – no grid power required

Snøhetta recently completed work on an impressively energy efficient high-rise. It combines clever design and sustainability features, allowing it to maintain a comfortable temperature without grid-based power.

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Tactical cot-tent pitches a comfier way to camp at ground level

Helinox is best known in North America for its light, compact chairs, cots and camp furniture. Now it's bringing over some coveted Asian-market kit for Americans to get their hands on, including slim, solo-sleeper cot-tents.

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World’s most impressive new builds showcase architecture excellence

Architectural innovation hub Architizer has unveiled the highly anticipated shortlist for its A+Awards. Honoring top global architectural achievements, the competition spotlights projects that redefine our relationship with the built environment.

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Ummahat AlShaykh Island sets new standards in sustainable tourism

Few projects rival the Ummahat AlShaykh Island project in its sheer ambition and eco-conscious design. Spearheaded by renowned architect Kengo Kuma, this project represents a triumph of sustainability and luxury tourism in the heart of the Red Sea.

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Hard-wall origami roof tent is a lighter, cheaper, sleeker SUV abode

Hardsider presents an alternative to its pickup camping system for those without a truck: a hard-walled rooftop tent like no other. The sleek, origami-style HardTent is the best hard-walled design we've looked ... and somehow, the most affordable.

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Way-out wearable lets you drink from your shirt

Many runners don't like the way hydration packs bounce with every step, nor do they like holding onto water bottles. Vessel Athletics' Hydroshirt offers what might be a better alternative, in that it incorporates its own snugged-down water bladder.

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